The Meaning of Superversive

We depict hatred so we can show that there’s something even more important.

We depict a curse so we can show the joy of breaking it.

What we also need to depict is the boy’s understanding of the girl and the process of the girl opening her heart to the boy.

At the end, the girl probably says to the boy

“I love you Ashitaka, but I cannot forgive humans.”

And then the boy probably smiles and says,

“That doesn’t matter. Live with me.”

That’s the kind of movie I want to make.

– Hayao Miyazaki, project proposal for Princess Mononoke