Ghibli Producer Jokingly Blames AKB48 for the Production Delay of "Kaguya-hime no Monogatari"

Also Hayao Miyazaki comments on the film

In commemoration of the Blu-ray release of the 1997 film Princess Mononoke this week, Studio Ghibli's talk event "Mononoke-hime and Kaguya-hime: How the two princesses were born," was held in Tokyo last night. At the event, Yoshiaki Nishimura, the producer of the studio's latest anime film Kaguya-hime no Monogatari, jokingly revealed to the two members of SKE48, Jurina Matsui and Rena Matsui, that the production of the film was delayed because of AKB48.


The two came to the event as special guests who presented the producers a bouquet of flowers. Jurina is also a member of AKB48 and said that she cried six times during the film. Nishimura explained that the staff who were in charge of checking the colors of the film were big fans of AKB48 and they were watching AKB48's promotional videos instead of doing their job. He said, "One of the reasons for the delay was AKB48. So I had a mixed feeling when I saw the two on the stage." The film was originally

planned to release in this summer simultaneously with Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises, but it was

postponed to late November.



And Toshio Suzuki, who was also at the event, revealed Hayao Miyazaki's comment on Kaguya-hime no

Monogatari. After the first preview screening, Miyazaki noticed some of the staff were actually shedding

tears and said, "What's wrong with them? Only amateurs can cry for this film!" That's all he said. According

to Suzuki, Miyazaki has devoted himself to his manga work since the day.


The movie flyer


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