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

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.

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.


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Films
Nausicaa 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
NausicaaSheetaPazuCaptain DolaColonel MuskaDola GangTotoroMei KusakabeSatsuki KusakabeKikiJijiOsonoFukuoUrsulaTomboPorco RossoMadame GinaFio PiccoloSanYakulAshitakaLady EboshiKiyoJigoChihiro OginoYubabaZenibaHakuLinHaruTotoBaron Humbert von GikkingenSophieThe Witch of the WasteMadam SulimanPrince JustinMarklHowlArrenTherruGedPonyoSosukeFujimotoGranmamareLisaArriettyShōGiovanni Battista Caproni
Locations
Toxic JungleBathhouse
See Also
Porco's PlaneMehve