Friday, August 16, 2013

"The Tale of Princess Kaguya" - Production Stills Teaser Trailer

We've been treated to another peek at Studio Ghibli's Fall-release fairy tale, The Tale of Princess Kaguya.

Unlike the teaser we recently saw, this time, instead of animation, it's production stills (we assume, since scenes from the trailer are included and mesh well with the style).

Although in Japan Kaguya-Hime has had many incarnations and been included in shows and films of all sorts, it will be the first "big budget" animated feature of Japan's oldest known fairy tale, so there's a lot of excitement (and pressure!) on this one.

From crunchyroll:
As far back as 2009, the talk was that Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata's first movie since his 1999 water color style adaptation of family comic strip My Neighbors the Yamadas would be a retelling of 10th century Japanese folktale Taketori Monogatari (The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter) - the story of moon princess Kaguya-hime, discovered as a baby inside the stalk of a glowing bamboo plant. The story figured into many other anime, from Oh! Edo Rocket to to Leiji Matsumoto's Queen Millennia to Sailor Moon.

While this is promising the film will be lovely, it would be truly wonderful if we could see a little more animation... right?

Hopefully a full trailer will be available soon.

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