Full Movie Reviews
Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/22/2015
Studio Ghibli has produced some of my favorite animated films of all time. With The Tale of Princess Kaguya, with director Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko and My Neighbors the Yamadas) at the helm, the studio gives us not just one of the most visually-stunning animated films I have seen, but one that delivers on multiple levels - from it's deep story to the wonderful score. In short, if you are a fan of animated films, this represents the pinnacle of the medium.
The story is based on one the oldest surviving tales in Japanese history. A bamboo cutter comes across a princess, who fits in the palm of his hand. Taking her home to his wife, she transforms into a baby, and the two raise her. She exhibits amazing growth (often facilitated by her happiness and nature) and …