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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)

Kaguyahime no monogatari (original title)
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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... The Princess Kaguya (voice)
... The Bamboo Cutter (voice)
... The Bamboo Cutter's Wife / Narrator (voice)
... Sutemaru (voice)
... Lady Sagami (voice)
... Prince Kuramochi (voice)
... Prince Ishitsukuri (voice)
... Lord Minster of the Right Abe (voice)
... Me no Warawa (voice)
... The Mikado (voice)
... Great Counselor Otomo (voice)
... Inbe no Akita (voice)
... Middle Counselor Isonokami (voice)
... Kita no Kata (voice)
... Villager (voice)
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Storyline

An old man makes a living by selling bamboo. One day, he finds a princess in a bamboo. The princess is only the size of a finger. Her name is Kaguya. When Kaguya grows up, 5 men from prestigious families propose to her. Kaguya asks the men to find memorable marriage gifts for her, but the 5 men are unable to find what Kaguya wants. Then, the Emperor of Japan proposes to her. Written by Anonymous

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A Princess' Crime and Punishment


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some violent action and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Arthaus [Norway] | Disney [Japan] |  »

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Release Date:

23 November 2013 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya  »

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Box Office

Budget:

JPY 5,000,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

JPY 284,252,550 (Japan), 25 November 2013, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,915, 17 October 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,506,975

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,170,399
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

(At around thirty-eight minutes) The scroll which Lady Sagami unrolls for Princess Kaguya, is based on actual scrolls. In 1999, Takahata published a book comparing these twelfth century picture scrolls to cinematic animation. See more »

Goofs

While the baby princess crawls to the cutter she tosses a piece of bamboo to the edge of the floor mat. In the reverse shot as she crawls back, it is missing. See more »

Quotes

The Princess Kaguya: [singing] Go round, come round, come round... come round, oh distant time. Come round, call back my heart. Come round, call back my heart. Birds, bugs, beasts, grass, trees, flowers. Teach me how to feel. If i hear that you pine for me, i will return to you.
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Connections

Version of Taketori monogatari (1987) See more »

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This is not a mere Animation this is an experience
5 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

I watched the movie in Japanese with subtitle, and found it moving, touching and entertaining. Like other Ghibli productions these are not mere animations they are experiences. A kind of the movie that remains with you for a long time. Unlike Hollywood movies and animation that once the credit roles you have forgotten it. This animation takes you away from artificial shallow and politically correct world of ours that everything has a motive and or lobbied by some interest group, where humanity is sold to some faction or interest group. One of the reviewers had the temerity to mention this movie in the same sentence as Lego movie please don't. This is an accomplishment and the latter is a travesty. Don't even mention the Fem. Word in this vicinity.


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