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Isao Takahata’s last movie, Tale of the Princess Kaguya: Review

Isao Takahata’s last movie, Tale of the Princess Kaguya: Review

In light of some recent sad news coming out of Japan last week, I wanted to revisit one of my favourite Isao Takahata films, which also happened to be his last directorial effort. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013) is a Japanese fantasy drama directed by Isao Takahata and animated by Studio Ghibli. The two-hour, 17-minute movie is based upon a 10th-century Japanese folktale named ‘The Tale of a Bamboo Cutter.’ The story follows Kaguya-Hime, a curious, wide-eyed wanderer discovered as a baby inside of an of a glowing

Isao Takahata, Co-Founder of Studio Ghibli, Dies At 82

Isao Takahata, Co-Founder of Studio Ghibli, Dies At 82

Isao Takahata, visionary Japanese director, screenwriter and producer best known for co-founding Studio Ghibli alongside partner Hayao Miyazaki, died on April 5 at the age of 82. Through his career, Takahata received worldwide acclaim for his directorial work of anime films. Such films include Grave of the Fireflies (1988), Only Yesterday (1991), Pom Poko (2013), and others. His last film as a director was The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013), which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film at the 87th Academy Awards. Isao was reportedly suffering from