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.

 

 

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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.


 

 

 

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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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