San from Princess Mononoke is ready to fight in a creepy Studio Ghibli cosplay.
Crafted and uploaded to Reddit by witchhazel_cosplay, the Wolf Girl costume accentuates the character’s wild look from the classic cartoon, highlighting her unique sword and signature facial markings Miss. This talented cosplayer has also created incredible reproductions of other pop culture icons such as Yennefer and Ciri from The Witcher series, Jinx from Arcane/League of Legends and Mikasa from Attack on Titan.
A historical fantasy film set in the Warring States period of Japan, Princess Mononoke premiered in July 1997 and went on to earn more than $169 million at the worldwide box office, becoming one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time along with other Studio Ghibli projects such as Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo and Spirited Away. Written and directed by legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, the story follows the last Emishi Prince, Ashitake, as he finds himself in the midst of a conflict between the humans of Iron Town and the spirits of the surrounding forest. around.
Despite debuting almost two decades ago, Princess Mononoke still has a raving fanbase with individuals continuing to celebrate the film by creating their own fan-generated content. In addition to witchhazel_cosplay’s San cosplay, other dramatic examples include a vibrant rug based on the character’s iconic red mask and an eerie black-and-white portrait of the Wolf Girl.
Of course, fans of Studio Ghibli’s work have much more to offer than just fan-generated content. For example, Ghibli Park has revealed plans to build a new feature based on Princess Mononoke. Mononoke Village will open to the public sometime this fall and includes a statue of the boar god Okkoto-nushi that doubles as a slide. Ghibli Park has many other attractions that are open to guests to explore inspired by movies like My Neighbor Totoro and Whispers of the Heart.
Additionally, Miyazaki’s latest film, The Boy and the Heron (also known by its original Japanese title How Do You Live?) opened in Japan on July 14 and will be released in North America later this year. This is Studio Ghibli’s first project to get an IMAX release, and it’s notable that the studio has done little to promote The Boy and the Heron beyond a single poster. However, minimal marketing did not negatively affect the film’s performance; in fact, it dominated the Japanese box office in its opening weekend.
Many Studio Ghibli classics, including Princess Mononoke, are available to stream on Max.