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The Tale of The Princess Kaguya ()

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... See more »

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 36 nominations.
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Cast

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The Princess Kaguya (voice)
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The Bamboo Cutter (voice)
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The Bamboo Cutter's Wife / Narrator (voice)
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Sutemaru (voice)
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Lady Sagami (voice)
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Prince Kuramochi (voice)
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Prince Ishitsukuri (voice)
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Lord Minster of the Right Abe (voice)
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Me no Warawa (voice)
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The Mikado (voice)
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Great Counselor Otomo (voice)
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Inbe no Akita (voice)
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Middle Counselor Isonokami (voice)
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Kita no Kata (voice)
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Villager (voice)
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Princess Kaguya (Young) (voice)
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Villager (voice)
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Ayabe no Uchimaro (voice)
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Additional Voices (voice)
Warren Sroka ...
Additional Voices (voice)
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Additional Voices (voice)
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Moon Goddess (voice)
John Storey ...
Additional Voices (voice) (as John C. Storey)
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Additional Voices (voice)
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Additional Voices (voice)
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Additional Voices (voice)
Moosie Drier ...
Additional Voices (voice)
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Additional Voices (voice) (as Holly Dorff Long)
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Additional Voices (voice) (as Dave Zyler)
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Additional Voices (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Princess Kaguya (voice)
Yukiji Asaoka ...
Kitanokata (voice)
Takeo Chii ...
Okina (voice)
Isao Hashizume ...
Kuramochi no Miko (voice)
Hikaru Ijûin ...
Abe no Udaijin (voice)
Takaya Kamikawa ...
Ishitsukuri no Miko (voice)
Tamaki Kojo ...
Middle Counselor Isonokami (voice)
Kengo Kôra ...
Sutemaru (voice)
Yûji Miyake ...
Okina - additional dialogue (voice)
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Ouna (voice)
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Sumiyaki no Roujin (voice)
Shichinosuke Nakamura ...
Mikado (voice)
Tomoko Tabata ...
Menowarawa (voice)
Atsuko Takahata ...
Sagami (voice)
Shinosuke Tatekawa ...
Inbe no Akita (voice)
Mirai Uchida ...
Young Kaguya (voice)
Ryûdô Uzaki ...
Ootomo no Dainagon (voice)

Directed by

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Isao Takahata

Written by

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Isao Takahata ... (story)
 
Isao Takahata ... (screenplay) &
Riko Sakaguchi ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Kôji Hoshino ... executive producer
Frank Marshall ... executive producer
Yoshiaki Nishimura ... producer
Seiichirô Ujiie ... producer
Geoffrey Wexler ... producer

Music by

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Joe Hisaishi

Cinematography by

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Keisuke Nakamura

Film Editing by

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Toshihiko Kojima

Art Direction by

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Kazuo Oga

Production Management

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James Lafferty ... post-production supervisor: English version

Art Department

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Shinji Hashimoto ... assistant storyboard artist
Shinsaku Sasaki ... assistant storyboard artist
Masako Sato ... assistant storyboard artist

Sound Department

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Nick Bozzone ... original dialog mixer
Pierre Brouard ... dialogue editor
Mark Ettel ... re-recording mixer
Franklin Jones III ... post-production sound design & mixing
Jan Meyerdierks ... dubbing recordist
Jamie Simone ... adr director

Animation Department

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Misato Aida ... finishing animator
Shigeo Akahori ... animator
Miyuki Akamatsu ... finishing animator
Masako Akita ... inbetween artist
Masashi Ando ... animator
Seiko Azuma ... inbetween artist
Yoshihiro Boku ... inbetween artist
Yoko Chiba ... finishing animator
Kyôka Chijiiwa ... inbetween artist
Ayumu Egawa ... background artist
Taiki Egusa ... finishing animator
Yoshie Endô ... inbetween artist
Rie Eyama ... inbetween artist
Kaori Fujii ... inbetween artist
Shiori Fujisawa ... inbetween artist
Azusa Fujita ... inbetween artist
Yumi Fujiwara ... finishing animator
Mizuho Fukuda ... inbetween artist
Rie Furuki ... finishing animator
Shôgo Furuya ... animator
Yukari Furuya ... inbetween artist
Takeaki Gen ... inbetween artist
Takayuki Gotan ... animator
Dai Gotô ... inbetween artist
Hinako Gotô ... inbetween artist
Takayuki Hamada ... animator
Tomomi Hamada ... inbetween artist
Hideki Hamazu ... animator
Yusaku Harada ... finishing animator
Haruna Hashimoto ... inbetween artist
Shinji Hashimoto ... animator
Yukari Hashimoto ... finishing animator
Yoshimi Hashizume ... finishing animator
Ayako Hata ... animator
Satomi Hatano ... finishing animator
Kaori Hayashi ... animator
Yuka Hirata ... inbetween artist
Shunsuke Hirota ... animator
Kazu Hisamura ... background artist (as Katsu Hisamura)
Kaoru Hokiyama ... inbetween artist
Yû Horie ... inbetween artist
Rie Horinouchi ... inbetween artist
Shiori Hosaka ... inbetween artist
Yumi Hosaka ... background artist
Yuna Iizuka ... finishing animator
Natsuko Inohara ... finishing animator
Ei Inoue ... animator
Masafumi Inoue ... finishing animator
Satoshi Inoue ... animator
Tsubomi Ishihara ... inbetween artist
Hiroaki Ishii ... finishing animator
Kuniyuki Ishii ... animator
Keiko Itogawa ... finishing animator
Atsuko Itô ... finishing animator
Kaori Itô ... inbetween artist
Miki Itô ... inbetween artist
Tadashi Itô ... finishing animator
Hayao Iwasawa ... finishing animator
Tamami Izawa ... inbetween artist
Yosuke Jinbo ... animator
Megumi Kagawa ... animator
Masao Kajima ... finishing animator
Nobu Kakidaira ... inbetween artist
Yukiko Kakita ... color coordinator
Shinpei Kamada ... animator
Kaori Kamata ... finishing animator
Emi Kamiishi ... animator
Tomomi Kamiya ... animator
Yuki Kamiya ... inbetween artist
Mitsumoto Kane ... inbetween artist
Yukie Kaneko ... inbetween artist
Kazuko Karube ... finishing animator
Hitomi Kashihara ... finishing animator
Akemi Katô ... finishing animator
Takashi Kawaguchi ... animator
Toshio Kawaguchi ... animator
Kumiko Kawana ... animator
Nozomi Kawashige ... inbetween artist
Shigeru Kimijima ... animator
Shigeru Kimishima ... animator
Ayako Kitamura ... finishing animator
Rie Kitazawa ... finishing animator
Miki Kobayashi ... finishing animator
Tomoyuki Kojima ... inbetween artist
Yutaka Komatsu ... finishing animator
Daizen Komatsuda ... animator
Ken'ichi Konishi ... animation director
Masakiyo Koyama ... inbetween artist
Misa Koyasu ... inbetween artist
Tomotaka Kubo ... background artist
Yukari Kunô ... finishing animator
Takashi Kurahashi ... background artist
Tatsuya Kushida ... background artist
Suzuko Mano ... inbetween artist
Megumi Matsumoto ... inbetween artist
Norio Matsumoto ... animator
Asako Matsumura ... inbetween artist
Maiko Matsumura ... inbetween artist
Mika Matsumura ... inbetween artist
Yuka Matsumura ... animator
Hideko Matsushima ... finishing animator
Yû Matsuura ... inbetween artist
Michiko Miyamoto ... inbetween artist
Tomoko Miyata ... inbetween artist
Norihiko Miyoshi ... finishing animator
Kumiko Mizoguchi ... finishing animator
Ryôsuke Mizuno ... inbetween artist
Naomi Mori ... finishing animator
Hiroyuki Morita ... animator
Ryosuke Murahashi ... inbetween artist
Mitsunori Murata ... inbetween artist
Yukiko Muroga ... inbetween artist
Chie Nagano ... inbetween artist
Shôko Nagasawa ... inbetween artist
Satoko Nakamura ... background artist
Takeshi Nakamura ... finishing animator
Masami Nakanishi ... inbetween artist
Yôhei Nakano ... inbetween artist
Mai Nakazato ... inbetween artist
Terumi Narita ... finishing animator
Tomoya Niimi ... finishing animator
Tatsuzou Nishida ... animator
Sumie Nishido ... inbetween artist
Shoko Nishigaki ... animator
Yôhei Nishiwaki ... finishing animator
Maiko Nogami ... inbetween checker
Michiko Oda ... inbetween artist
Sayori Ogawa ... inbetween artist
Takeshi Ohkoshi ... inbetween artist
Mamiko Okada ... inbetween artist
Ayano Okitsu ... inbetween artist
Atsushi Okui ... finishing animator
Emiko Okui ... finishing animator
Suguru Okuwaki ... inbetween artist
Maki Omoto ... finishing animator
Yoshihiro Oosugi ... animator
Kazutaka Ozaki ... animator
Michiko Saito ... finishing animator
Ayaka Saitô ... inbetween artist
Jun'ya Saitô ... finishing animator
Masaya Saitô ... modeling animator
Takashi Saitô ... finishing animator
Takuya Saitô ... animator
Tsubasa Saitô ... finishing animator
Azusa Sakuma ... inbetween artist
Miwa Sasaki ... animator
Naoko Sasaki ... finishing animator
Masako Sato ... animator
Shiho Sato ... background artist
Yuki Satô ... inbetween artist
Kanako Sekii ... inbetween artist
Naho Sekine ... inbetween artist
Sanae Seno ... finishing animator
Yoichi Senzui ... finishing animator
Hidenori Shibahara ... finishing animator
Yoshimi Shibata ... finishing animator
Akiko Shimizu ... finishing animator
Satoko Shimoji ... inbetween artist
Takana Shirai ... inbetween artist
Katsuhiko Shirato ... finishing animator
Hitomi Shiroki ... inbetween artist
Asami Sodeyama ... animator
Nina Somekawa ... inbetween artist
Naoko Sunahara ... finishing animator
Yuko Tagawa ... inbetween artist
Kanako Tajiri ... finishing animator
Aya Takahashi ... inbetween artist
Hiromi Takahashi ... finishing animator
Kanako Takamasu ... finishing animator
Yôhei Takamatsu ... background artist (as Yohei Takamatsu)
Ai Takashi ... inbetween artist
Nana Takei ... finishing animator
Shin Takemoto ... inbetween artist
Atsuko Takeuchi ... finishing animator
Etsuko Tamakoshi ... inbetween artist
Atsushi Tamura ... animator / finishing animator
Emi Tamura ... inbetween artist
Yukie Tamura ... finishing animator
Osamu Tanabe ... animation planner / character designer
Setsuya Tanabe ... inbetween artist
Yoko Tanaka ... inbetween artist
Tomoko Tani ... animator
Kumiko Tanihira ... inbetween artist
Hitomi Tateno ... inbetween artist
Kumiko Terada ... inbetween artist
Hiroko Tezuka ... inbetween artist
Tomoko Toki ... finishing animator
Miari Toyoshima ... finishing animator
Chiyomi Tsukamoto ... animator
Emi Ueishi ... animator
Rieko Umemura ... finishing animator
Miki Umezawa ... finishing animator
Naoya Wada ... inbetween artist
Takuya Wada ... inbetween artist
Yôko Wakabayashi ... finishing animator
Natsumi Watanabe ... finishing animator
Junji Yabuta ... finishing animator
Ikuno Yagi ... animator
Suguru Yagi ... inbetween artist
Hisako Yaji ... inbetween artist (as Hisako Yachi)
Akiko Yamaguchi ... animator
Erina Yamamoto ... finishing animator
Maki Yamamoto ... finishing animator
Yukie Yamamoto ... inbetween artist
Hitomi Yamase ... finishing animator
Yukari Yamaura ... inbetween artist
Kaori Yanagawa ... inbetween artist
Mariko Yoshida ... inbetween artist
Sonoe Yoshida ... finishing animator
Shinami Yoshikawa ... finishing animator
Eri Yoshiki ... finishing animator
Makoto Ôhara ... inbetween artist
Masashi Ômura ... inbetween artist
Shin Ôniwa ... inbetween artist
Akane Ôtani ... inbetween artist
Shinji Ôtsuka ... animator (as Shinji Otsuka)

Casting Department

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Holly Dorff ... adr voice casting

Music Department

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Suminobu Hamada ... music engineer / music mixer
Joe Hisaishi ... conductor / musician: piano
Tokyo Symphony Orchestra ... music performed by
Masayoshi Furukawa ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Joe Hisaishi ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Ikutarô Kakehashi ... musician: percussion (uncredited)

Other crew

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Penelope Glass ... legal services
Makoto Hashida ... pr
Akio Ichimura ... production accountant
Nozomu Ito ... pr
Takayasu Ito ... production accountant
Joshua Jason ... publicist
Mike Jones ... adaptation
Kazumi Kobayashi ... pr
Setsuko Kurihara ... pr
Sierra Leoni ... Talent Coordinator
Mayumi Naitô ... pr
Yumiko Nishimura ... pr
Tomofumi Otsuka ... production accountant
Toshio Suzuki ... project planner
Chinami Tai ... publisher in charge
Chihiro Tsukue ... pr

Production Companies

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines A Princess' Crime and Punishment See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (Japan)
  • Taketori monogatari (Japan)
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (United States)
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (World-wide, English title)
  • The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (United States)
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Runtime
  • 137 min
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Box Office

Budget JPY5,000,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend Japan JPY284,252,550, 25 Nov 2013
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $25,170,399

Did You Know?

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Trivia At two hours and seventeen minutes, this is the longest film by Studio Ghibli, three minutes longer than Princess Mononoke (1997). 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #51.12 (2014). 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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