My personal, modified script for Studio Ghibli's 1997 film Princess Mononoke
. Using niizk's subtitles (themselves an edit of the official Region 1 DVD subtitles) as a base, every line has been compared against the original Japanese dialogue and retranslated as necessary. Many simplified, shortened, or all-together missing lines have been expanded and fixed. Significant translation changes have been made in effort to preserve, and help viewers understand, the "power map" of the world depicted in the film – described below – while ensuring consistency.
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- Ashitaka's Emishi village, the native people of Japan
- The Yamato imperial court and Emperor (天朝 tenchō) a.k.a. Mikado, who all but wiped out the Emishi and are now the dominant ethnic group in late Muromachi period (15–16th century) Japan
- Lady Eboshi and the ironworks (タタラ場 tataraba), who also house the riflemen (石火矢衆 ishibiyashū); works with the umbrella men (唐傘連 karakasaren) but is distrustful of them
- Shishōren (師匠連), the mysterious organization of which Monk Jiko is a member; nominally works for the Emperor, and has a wide network of connections; commands the riflemen lent to Eboshi, the special scouts (ジバシリ/地走り jibashiri) who wear boar skins, and the umbrella men
- Lord Asano, a local warlord/shogun, and his samurai
- Other jizamurai (provincial farmer-samurai) and wandering hunter-bandit samurai
› More info in Japanese: 高畑勲･宮崎駿作品研究所, ウィキペディア
- The Deer God (シシ神 Shishigami) / Night-Walker (ディダラボッチ Daidarabotchi)
- Moro (モロの君 Moro-no-kimi), the wolves, and San
- Okkoto (乙事主 Okkoto-nushi), Nago (ナゴの守 Nago-no-mori), and the wild boar clan
- The apes (ショウジョウ shōjō, orangutans)
- Kodama (tree spirits)
- The word 'mononoke' (except for in the derisive, mocking title of "Princess Mononoke", how Lady Eboshi refers to San) is translated as "monster", reflecting its negative connotation. When used in the plural, it is occasionally translated as "beasts" instead. In the lyrics to the vocal ending song, it is translated as "spirits".
- The few instances of 'obake' and 'bakemono' are likewise translated as "monster". The two instances of 'kemono' are translated as "beasts".
- 'Tatarigami' (lit. cursed god) is translated as "demon" (or "demon god"), as is the one occurrence of the word 'yasha' (yaksha).
- 'Shishōren' is translated as "the Lords' Alliance", as is the single usage of 'karakasaren' in a context which references the heads of this group.
- The word 'ishibiya' (hand cannon, handgonne) has been left translated as "gun".
- Some Japanese terms are left in when used by the Emishi at the start of the film, and are understandable through context: 'Ani-sama' (rather than "brother"; note that Kaya and Ashitaka are not siblings, they are to be wed and she uses this title out of respect), 'Hii-sama' ("oracle"), and 'Jiji' ("old man").
- Honorifics (generally only used for Eboshi, Toki, and Ashitaka) have been removed or circumvented. 'Eboshi-sama' is sometimes translated as "Milady" (generally when used by those at the ironworks to each other, or as a term of address) rather than "Lady Eboshi". Ashitaka's use of 'Eboshi-dono', a title below -sama in respect, is also translated as "Lady Eboshi".