The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

Kaguya-hime no Monogatari

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Deep in the countryside, a man named Okina works as a bamboo cutter in a forest, chopping away at the hollow plants day after day. One day, he discovers a small baby inside a glowing shoot. He immediately takes her home, convinced that she is a princess sent to Earth as a divine blessing from heaven. Okina and his wife Ouna take it upon themselves to raise the infant as their own, watching over her as she quickly grows into an energetic young girl. Given the name Kaguya, she fits right in with the village she has come to call home, going on adventures with the other children and enjoying what youth has to offer. But when Okina finds a large fortune of gold and treasure in the forest, Kaguya's life is completely changed. Believing this to be yet another gift from heaven, he takes it upon himself to turn his daughter into a real princess using the wealth he has just obtained, relocating the family to a mansion in the capital. As she leaves her friends behind to enter into an unwanted life of royalty, Kaguya's origins and purpose slowly come to light.

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English: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Japanese: かぐや姫の物語
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 23, 2013
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Other
Genres: Fantasy, Historical
Duration: 2 hr 17 min
Rating: G – All Ages
Resolution: 720p
Type: Dual Audio


Yoshiaki Nishimura – Producer
Isao Takahata – Director, Screenplay, Creator
Naoko Asari – Sound Director
Riko Sakaguchi – Script
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An artistic feast for the eyes of one of the oldest Japanese folk tales brought to life on the big screen. Powerful and absolutely must see


Beautiful animated adaptation of a classic Japanese tale. Honestly a work of art above all else. Must see for Ghibli/movie fans.


An exquisitely crafted tale, portrayed through expressive visuals. Delivers its heartfelt message through its emotionally-captivating story.


Beautiful art and OST. Touching story on parent-child relationship and finding oneself.


Really heart-breaking ending


Flawless. Didn’t think I’d like anything made by this production company but I was completely blown away. Consider me a fan.


Reminds me the movie Citizen Kane



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