VIDEO: Latest Look at Ghibli Co-Founder Isao Takahata's "Kaguya-hime"

First movie in 14 years opens this fall

Originally intended to open on July 20th to coincide with Hayao Miyazaki's Kaze Tachinu (The Wind is Rising), Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata's first movie in 14 years, Kaguya-hime no Monogatari, was delayed to the fall. Another look at the feature aired on a Ghibli x Disney special program.





As far back as 2009, the talk was that Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata's first movie since his 1999 water color style adaptation of family comic strip My Neighbors the Yamadas would be a retelling of 10th century Japanese folktale Taketori Monogatari (The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter) - the story of moon princess Kaguya-hime, discovered as a baby inside the stalk of a glowing bamboo plant. The story figured into many other anime, from Oh! Edo Rocket to to Leiji Matsumoto's Queen Millennia to Sailor Moon.




Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.


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