Kaguya-hime no Monogatari to Premiere on 23rd November

kaguya hime no monogatari ghibliFinally, we have the exact premiere date for Studio Ghibli’s founder’s first movie in 14 years since his project My Neighbours the Yamadas. Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (The Tale of Princess Kaguya) will launch on 23rd November and will have music scores by Joe Hisaishi and an original song entitled “Inochi no Kioku” and performed by Kazumi Nikaido.

The story of this new movie by the creator of Grave of the Fireflies and Only Yesterday is based on a classic Japanese tale. This tale is translated in English as the Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, while the Japanese title is Taketori Monogatari. It revolve around a tiny princess who is found inside of a bamboo stalk by a man who works as a bamboo cutter. This is not the first title based on this folktale either as both Arina Tanemura’s “Sakura-hime Kaden” and Reiko Shimizu’s “Kaguya Hime” are also founded on the same story.

Source: Cinema Today

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The beautiful traditional drawings I notice on this poster, as well as the naturalistic style of the animation (at least from what I have seen here earlier on on ShinigamiList) remind me of the old Japan I so deeply love. Can’t wait to see this movie.


This will be good.


Can’t wait!!!! I was so worried when it got postponed.


you are so right!!! i love this tale :3


If someone can turn this tale into an anime, it is Isao Takahata-sama.


I can’t see this even coming close to Grave of the Fireflies. Maybe he should have given it few extra years.