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Yakul is Ashitaka's loyal red elk in the 1997 Studio Ghibli film Princess Mononoke.

Background

Personality

Yakul has a gentle watchful nature. He is loyal to Ashitaka and refuses to leave his side on many occasions.

He has a good sense of the nature of the humans, animals and spirits around him and often is used as an indicator of the safety of his human companions.

Appearance

Yakul is a large red elk with a reindeer like build, the horns of an ibex and long powerful deer like legs.

His fur is a bright orange-red color with creamy yellow fur on his throat and stomach extending part way down the upper insides of his legs as well as in small patches in his inner ear, on his forhead and the tip of his muzzle. He has a bright red nose and dark brown cloven hooves resembling that of a deer. His tail is short like that of an elk though his neck is longer than most deer species alive today.


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Films
Nausicaä of the Valley of the WindCastle in the SkyMy Neighbor TotoroKiki's Delivery ServicePorco RossoPom PokoWhisper of the HeartPrincess MononokeMy Neighbors the YamadasSpirited AwayThe Cat ReturnsHowl's Moving CastleTales from EarthseaPonyoThe Secret World of ArriettyThe Wind Rises
Characters
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: Nausicaä
Castle in the Sky: SheetaPazuCaptain DolaColonel MuskaDola Gang
My Neighbor Totoro: TotoroMei KusakabeSatsuki Kusakabe
Kiki's Delivery Service: KikiJijiOsonoFukuoUrsulaTombo
Porco Rosso: Porco RossoMadame GinaFio Piccolo
Princess Mononoke: SanYakulAshitakaLady EboshiKiyoJigo
Spirited Away: Chihiro OginoYubabaZenibaHakuLin
The Cat Returns: HaruTotoBaron Humbert von Gikkingen
Howl's Moving Castle: SophieThe Witch of the WasteMadam SulimanPrince JustinMarklHowl
Tales from Earthsea: ArrenTherruGed
Ponyo: PonyoSosukeFujimotoGranmamareLisa
The Secret World of Arrietty: ArriettyShō
The Wind Rises: Giovanni Battista Caproni
Locations
Toxic JungleBathhouse
See Also
Porco's PlaneMehveGhibli ga Ippai Collection
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