AN: Nothing much to be said here...basically my interpretation of the movie (Especially Ashitaka's motives and image. To me, he's actually wiser than he seems. Also somewhat very determined) Inspired by the song "Prototype" by Chiaki Ishikawa from the Gundam 00 soundtrack (And the English fandub by geekymcgeekstein on Youtube) If you've never heard it before, I suggest listening to it and read its translations, or at least listen to the fandub. The lyrics are awesome.
Princess Mononoke belong to Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki, as do the characters.
Young, Free Soul
To see with eyes unclouded by hate
Such a simple thing to do, isn't it?
Yet you're torn by your own cruel fate
As you try to hide your feelings
Searching for answers, that's so far beyond
Even with your face as cold as stone
Don't you ever feel empty inside?
For what are you fighting, boy? Why do you still believe?
Don't you even realize that you have fallen down?
Young, free soul, this war doesn't call for you
Even with your gaze fixed ahead, you can't fight the turmoil that's holding you back
The demons of your rage are starting to devour you
In spite of it all, you stand your ground, indifferent to the obvious irony
Silent whispers and gazes
Are shadowing your every step,
Fogging your heart with uncertainty
But nothing is truly pure
In this slowly decaying world
Hiding under a mask of tranquility, they persuade you to fight for their cause
But you can hear the faint cries, pleading to an idle force
Driven by rightfulness, you chose to fight by their side
Young, free soul, your heart doesn't belong to reality
You're just dreaming of a way to end this hell, sacrificing every pulse in your lifetime
But as they start to open their eyes, they find themselves surrounded by ruins
In the end you stand alone, caught in a neverending battle of beliefs
But that's the reason why you're a true hero
On the day you crossed paths with her,
You can't help but secretly wonder
How can the clashing of different worlds inflict pain so deep and unhealable?
Nevertheless, you keep on seeking for a brighter tommorow
Hoping to share your alternated lives is never a sin
You then abandon your fears, you have nothing more to fear
Young, free souls, amidst a sea of everchanging possibilities
With every tear and blood that you shed, you promise to end this war
The darkness that's been plaguing you like a curse
Starts to lift itself up, as you run with the wind
As daybreak reveals itself, a new destiny begins
Reviving what had once withered and died
Seeds of rebirth witness your victory
As you swear to never let go this hope that strengthens you
This bittersweet ending that opens your way to the future
And that's the reason why you're a true hero
Owari...reviews and criticism would be greatly appreciated. Oh, and please be easy on me. I'm new to and I'm not a native English speaker, so sorry for the grammar and spelling mistakes.