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Grave of the Fireflies director adapts the oldest Japanese fairy tale

The legend of princess Kaguya - a pocket-sized baby who was discovered by an old bamboo cutter named Taketori no Okina, while growing inside the stalk of a glowing bamboo plant. Studio Ghibli has created some of the...read more

The legend of princess Kaguya - a pocket-sized baby who was discovered by an old bamboo cutter named Taketori no Okina, while growing inside the stalk of a glowing bamboo plant. Studio Ghibli has created some of the greatest anime contributions in the history of film: Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko, Howl's Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, the list goes on… With The Tale of Princess Kaguya, Isao Takahata is creating his interpretation of the oldest surviving work of fiction in the Japanese language. The story is said to have existed since the 9th or 10th century, and is known by virtually every Japanese child on Earth.

Directed byIsao Takahata

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