Nov 17, 2013

A 6 Minute Preview Of Studio Ghibli's "Kaguya-hime no Monogatari"

Studio Ghibli's upcoming feature get's an extended preview, and it's looking to be quite a stylistic departure for the studio to say the least. Based off of a 10th century Japanese folk tale called The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter the movie is being directed by Isao Takahata, his fifth movie for the studio following a 14 year directorial hiatus following My Neighbor the Yamadas (1999).

Kaguya-hime no Monogatari is most notable for it's incredibly fluid folk art inspired art style, which channels the same form of traditional Japanese woodcut (Ukiyo-e) art and watercolors. While the movie was originally slated to be released earlier this year alongside The Wind Rises, the production ran into some delays following some storyboard reworks. The movie is slated to be released before years end in Japan with no US released date just yet.

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