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The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)

Kaguyahime no monogatari (original title)
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Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her, but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

Director:

Isao Takahata

Writers:

Isao Takahata (story), Isao Takahata (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aki Asakura ... Kaguya hime / Jokan (voice)
Kengo Kôra Kengo Kôra ... Sutemaru (voice)
Takeo Chii ... Okina (voice)
Nobuko Miyamoto ... Ôna / Narration (voice)
Atsuko Takahata Atsuko Takahata ... Sagami (voice)
Tomoko Tabata Tomoko Tabata ... Menowarawa (voice)
Shinosuke Tatekawa Shinosuke Tatekawa ... Inbe no akita (voice)
Takaya Kamikawa Takaya Kamikawa ... Ishitsukuri no miko (voice)
Hikaru Ijûin Hikaru Ijûin ... Abe no udaijin (voice)
Ryûdô Uzaki Ryûdô Uzaki ... Ôtomo no dainagon (voice)
Shichinosuke Nakamura ... Mikado (voice)
Isao Hashizume Isao Hashizume ... Kuramochi no miko (voice)
Mirai Uchida Mirai Uchida ... Kaguya hime (child) (voice)
Fubomichi Takazawa Fubomichi Takazawa ... Voice Appearance (voice)
Reigo Mizoguchi Reigo Mizoguchi ... Shônen (voice)
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Storyline

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. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A Princess' Crime and Punishment


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some violent action and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Vértigo, the distributor in Spain, had the rights since 2014, but not released the film until 2016. See more »

Goofs

While the baby princess crawls to the cutter she tosses a piece of bamboo to the edge of the floor mat. In the reverse shot as she crawls back, it is missing. See more »

Quotes

The Princess Kaguya: [singing] Go round, come round, come round... come round, oh distant time. Come round, call back my heart. Come round, call back my heart. Birds, bugs, beasts, grass, trees, flowers. Teach me how to feel. If i hear that you pine for me, i will return to you.
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Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #51.12 (2014) See more »

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7 August 2014 | by jurgen-lottermoserSee all my reviews

what an amazing experience.

probably the best movie i will ever see.

gorgeous animation, great storytelling, what a pity it had to end.

there isn't really much more to say about it.

forget about people's problems with it.

just go and see it.

i'm probably biased since i love the style and am interested in Japanese culture and Buddhism.

if you even have an inkling of interest in these you will probably love it.

PS: IMDb, your criteria for review submission are ridiculous to put it mildly.


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Official Sites:

Arthaus [Norway] | Disney [Japan] | See more »

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 November 2013 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

JPY5,000,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,915, 19 October 2014

Gross USA:

$974,913

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,638,337
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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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