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Source: ‘Tale Of The Princess Kaguya’ Sets English-Language Voice Cast, October Release Date
Initially announced at the same time as Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises, The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Kaguya-hime no Monogatari) is directed by Studio Ghibli veteran Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) and chronicles the life of the mysterious girl Kaguya. While there was early word that GKids would be bringing both films West early on, we now have a release date for the Princess Kaguya in North America (The Wind Rises opened in wide release in February): October 17, 2014. Along with the release date it was revealed that Chloë Grace Moretz is voicing Kaguya along with Beau Bridges, James Caan, Dean Cain, John Cho, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, James Marsden, Oliver Platt, and Mary Steenburgen as the cast for the English version of the film.
The Tale of Princess Kaguya is based on the old Japanese folktale "The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter" (Taketori Monogatari). Like the original tale, the animated movie tells the story of an old childless bamboo cutter discovering a tiny girl in a bamboo stalk. The tiny girl grows into a beautiful girl who would soon be persued by five suitors who she has little interest in. The story also explores Kaguya's mysterious lunar connection.
Those who have followed the conversation in the Anime & Manga thread here in The Outhouse may know that this reporter is very interested in the film and its beautiful art style. Here's a look at the extended Japanese trailer for the film:
The English poster for the film:
Written or Contributed by sdsichero
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