The Tale of Princess Kaguya

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Feature Film: 23 November 2013 / 137 minutes
Screenplay, Direction: Isao Takahata


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The Tale of Princess Kaguya (かぐや姫の物語 Kaguya-hime no Monogatari?) is Takahata’s fifth film at Studio Ghibli and his first feature-length project since 1999. The story is adapted from The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter (竹 取 物 語 Taketori Monogatari?), the 10th Century work that is the oldest surviving folktale in Japanese literature. The roadshow poster’s tag line reads, “A princess’ crime and punishment.” The film's distributor Toho, announced a delay in the release of the film and a change in music composer in February 2013. Originally planned for release in Japan simultaneously with, but separately from, Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises in the Summer of 2013, the film opened in roadshow release in Japan on 23 November 2013. Shinichiro Ikebe was originally slated to do the music for the film, before Joe Hisaishi was selected to compose the score.

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