"First published in Japan by Studio Ghibili Inc."--Colophon.
"The original story created by Hayao Miyazaki in 1980 that was later released as an animated film. This initial version of the tale offers a new and different perspective from the final version presented in the film."--Jacket.
"After a long, exhausting war, a samurai lost in a forest encounters a giant wildcat-- a mononoke. The beast saves his life, but at the price of his daughter's hand in marriage ..."--Jacket.