Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Random Anime Pick - Episode 60

My random "Anime" pick on The Comic Conspiracy: Episode 60 is a film called Princess Mononoke that was written, and directed by Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli. The movie at its core is a piece about the conflicts between nature and technology, which is shown in an amazing, and gripping way in the film.
It was released in Japan on July 12, 1997, and then in the United States on October 29, 1999. I became interested in the film because of the mass advertisements about the voice talent used in dubbing the film over for an American audience. Here is a list of the American voice actors who made the English Dub accessible (in my opinion) to a larger audience:

Billy Crudup - Ashitaka
Billy Bob Thornton - Jigo
Minnie Driver - Lady Eboshi
John Di Maggio - Gonza
Claire Danes - San
John DeMita - Kohroku
Jada Pinkett Smith - Toki
Gillian Anderson - Moro
Keith David - Okkoto
Corey Burton - Additional voices
Tara Strong - Additional voices (as Tara Charandoff)

The film is beautiful to watch and very engaging and I highly recommend it for anyone who has an interest in cartoons. A funny thing about this film I was not aware that Neil Gaiman had some adaption credits on this until recently and so now I like the film a little bit more. Go check it out for yourself though.

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  1. Nice pick. I really preferred the tone of Spirited Away.

    1. I haven't had a chance to check that one out yet. Heard good things.