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This fantasy is based on a theme by Joe Hisaishi, Mononoke-hime. The term Mononoke is not a name, but a Japanese word for an avenging spirit or monster. In Hayao Miyazaki’s movie Mononoke-hime, the spirits come back to life possessing nature in order to protect it from human action. The main character in this film (as in most of Ghibli’s films) is a female character, in this case called princess (= hime).