PG | | Animation, Adventure, Drama
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.
(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.
The Princess Kaguya:
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.
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.
JPY 284,252,550 (Japan) (25 November 2013)