GenreAnimation, Drama, Fantasy
Release DateOctober 17, 2014 (Limited)
Official Siteclick here
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Cast and Crew
ScreenwriterIsao Takahata, Riko Sakaguchi
- Chloe Moretz as The Princess Kaguya (voice)
- James Marsden as Prince Ishitsukuri (English version, voice)
- Darren Criss as Sutemaru (voice)
- Lucy Liu as Lady Sagami (voice)
- James Caan as The Bamboo Cutter (voice)
- Mary Steenburgen as The Bamboo Cutter's Wife / Narrator (voice)
- Beau Bridges as Prince Kuramochi (voice)
- Oliver Platt as Lord Minster of the Right Abe (voice)
- Dean Cain as The Mikado (voice)
- Daniel Dae Kim as Great Counselor Otomo (voice)
- John Cho as Middle Counselor Isonokami (voice)
Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan's most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady (Chloe Moretz). The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.
From the studio that brought you Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Wind Rises comes a powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of animated storytelling and marks a triumphant highpoint within an extraordinary career in filmmaking for director Isao Takahata.