What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie is darker and more intense than many of Hayao Miyazaki's other classics. Although it's an animated fantasy, it boasts the scope and grandeur of a live-action historical epic and has many battle scenes and other violent sequences, as well as additional gruesome elements. While it's probably too much for most tweens, older kids will be thrilled and engrossed, and teens will love it.
- Families can talk about the role of violence in the film and in real life. How does the impact of the violence in this movie compare to live-action films?
- What audience do you think this movie is most likely to appeal to? Why? Who do you think it's intended for?