Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.
Chloë Grace Moretz,
About the movie itself, it simply cannot compare to some of the more powerful films such as Nausicaa, Ninja Scroll, and Perfect Blue. The story's got a strong base with the environmental issue but couldn't capitalize unlike the films mentioned above. Sometimes Ran's expressions are over-exaggerated (not to mention reckless) and Ira always seemed kind yet defenceless, almost stereotypical of young women. I didn't know what the director was thinking but he failed to make Ran's father a large part of the movie by making him such a dull and sedated character. The animation however is great, especially on the DVD. Lots of detailing. The ending theme is a keeper. It's called "Tears and Rain" so go check that out. It's a 6 on my scale.
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