The Tale of Princess Kaguya // かぐや姫の物語 ╳ Takahata Isao

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Famous Japanese animation director Takahata Isao (GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES, POM POKO), teams up with animation behemoth Studio Ghibli for his latest feature film The Tale of Princess Kaguya // かぐや姫の物語. A visually alluring, simple and intriguing piece of 2D work.

More info about the film can be read as follows (via IMDB):

“An old man makes a living by selling bamboo. One day, he finds a princess in a bamboo. The princess is only the size of a finger. Her name is Kaguya. When Kaguya grows up, 5 men from prestigious families propose to her. Kaguya asks the men to find memorable marriage gifts for her, but the 5 men are unable to find what Kaguya wants. Then, the Emperor of Japan proposes to her.”

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Art Blog - Takahata Isao - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Takahata Isao - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Takahata Isao - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Takahata Isao - Empty Kingdom

Art Blog - Takahata Isao - Empty Kingdom

Teaser trailer for THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA // かぐや姫の物語.

Second teaser trailer for THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA // かぐや姫の物語.

The Tale of Princess Kaguya // かぐや姫の物語, 2014

Takahata Isao