English Translation and Kanji Guide for Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke

Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Based on the 1997 film "Mononoke Hime" by Studio Ghibli

English translation by Fiona M Smith
Version 1.0, 20th February 2003

In keeping with the style of the original text, I have sought to minimise the amount of cultural interpretation and translation. Therefore some phrasings may seem unusual to a native English reader. The story is set in the 1500's, with some of the older characters using old-style Japanese language.

The purpose of this translation is to make this story available in written form for non-Japanese speakers, and as a possible study tool in combination with the original Japanese text, published by Shogakukan ISBN 4-09-101542-5

I would like to thank Chieko Motegi, Nigel Stewart and Akiko Saito for their encouragement, support and assistance.

English Translation

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Kanji Guide

  mononokeKanji.pdf (306 Kb)
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