The Tale of Princess Kaguya is a spectacular film that will speak to viewers on different levels. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (, Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year, 62nd San Sebastián International Film Festival, 35th Boston Society of Film Critics Awards, 40th Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, Directing in an Animated Feature Production, List of films with a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, "Pokemon defeats Ghibli at Japan box office", "Ghibli Lists Jobs for Isao Takahata's Summer 2013 Film". She does not want to leave, but sadly she will have to. In contrast, life in the palace is represented with bolder colors insinuating indulgence. On the night of the full moon, a procession of celestial beings descends from the Moon, and Miyatsuko is unable to stop it. The girl struggles with the restraints of nobility, yearning for her prior life in the countryside. His output may be slower when considering his last film, My Neighbour the Yamadas, was made in 1999.

She passes out in the snow and awakens back at the party. But is this Princess Kaguya's fate? The film debuted at first place during its opening weekend in Japan, producing ¥284 million (US$2.8 million). After this, the Emperor of Japan comes to see Kaguya-hime and, after falling in love, asks her to marry him. An old man makes a living by selling bamboo. This works as a conclusion as well as a message of hope in humanity. While they may be based on superstitions, they may also be meant to impart a moral.

[14] It has been adapted, updated and reworked into numerous modern media, especially Japanese pop culture media such as manga and anime. Their pain will continue till their deaths, when they will leave the Earth. That was until at the very end of the movie, throwing a curve ball, when Kaguya changes her disposition towards the woes of her life, as if she was supposed to be greatful towards them. Believing that the heavens have smiled upon him and his misfortune, this man takes the little fairy home so both he and his wife, Ona (Mary Steenburgen), can take care of her. The princess is only the size of a finger.

[40] Its North American première took place at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival during the festival's "Masters" program. We learn that she would rather accept all the suffering this planet offers her than returning to that place where feelings are numbed and memories of sorrow deleted.

In May 2013, it was announced Kazumi Nikaidō (二階堂和美 Nikaidō Kazumi?)

[18], To make sure the audience emotionally connected with the film, it was important to Takahata that viewers were able to "imagine or recall the reality deep within the drawings", rather than be distracted by a realistic art style. Believing her to be a divine presence, he and his wife decide to raise her as their own, calling her "Princess". Having heard her prayer, the Moon restored her memories and said she will be reclaimed during the next full moon. [29] The theme is also developed with reference to parenting: both parents feel responsible for the princess’ happiness and wellbeing.