I've been gone for a while. Most of 2015 and the beginning of 2016 has been a less than pleasant time.
Today, Princess Mononoke was released back in 1997. I didn't see this movie until quite a bit later, but I still count it as one of my favorite Ghibli films if not my favorite! The Forest Spirit's face strikes me as a little unsettling sometimes, but I'm fond of the imagery of plants growing and dying with its every step.