We learn that she would rather accept all the suffering this planet offers her than returning to that place where feelings are numbed and memories of sorrow deleted. This is clear in the final scene where the gods come down to earth in order to take Kaguya back to the moon. This FAQ is empty. It was released in Japan on 23 November 2013, distributed by Toho.

In 2012, Shin-ichiro Ikebe was announced to write the film's score. At last the day came for the naming of their new-found child, so the old couple called in a celebrated name-giver, and he gave her the name of Princess Moonlight, because her body gave forth so much soft bright light that she might have been a daughter of the Moon God. The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter (also known as The Tale of Princess Kaguya ) is a 10th-century (Heian Period) Japanese Monogatari (fictional prose narrative). Every morning he went forth into the woods and hills wherever the bamboo reared its lithe green plumes against the sky. Use the HTML below. Kaguya reveals to her parents that she originally came from the Moon. Parenting is pain and renunciation, they both left their humble but happy lives in order to fulfill their duties. We can see soft lines and muted hues expressing the simplicity of life in rural Japan where Princess Kaguya finds joy around friends and family. Sometimes they wrote letters to the Princess, but no answer was vouchsafed to them. Eventually, the Emperor takes notice of Kaguya's beauty and tries to kidnap her, but she foils him and convinces him to leave.

Beauty in life in spite of pain and suffering is another theme. A community of magical shape-shifting raccoon dogs struggle to prevent their forest home from being destroyed by urban development. When Kaguya grows up, 5 men from prestigious families propose to her. Then they approached the house, and tried to speak to the old man and his wife or some of the servants, but not even this was granted them. This reaction is received with discontent by her tutor, an expert in femininity. For the original tale, see. [41], The film debuted at first place during its opening weekend in Japan, grossing ¥284 million ($2.8 million). It primarily details the life of a mysterious girl called Kaguya, who was discovered as a baby inside the stalk of a glowing bamboo plant. It primarily details the life of a mysterious girl called Kaguya, who was discovered as a baby inside the stalk of a glowing bamboo plant. Add the first question. It is considered one of the oldest extant Japanese prose narrative. "[52], This article is about the 2013 Studio Ghibli film. [29] The theme is also developed with reference to parenting: both parents feel responsible for the princess’ happiness and wellbeing. [14] Takahata announced at the 62nd Locarno International Film Festival in 2009 that he intended to direct a film based on the anonymous Japanese literary tale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. He takes these as proof of her divine royalty and begins planning to make her a proper princess. [30] The theme song "When I Remember This Life" was written and performed by Nikaido Kazumi. Kaguya then returns to her home village and finds Sutemaru. At last, however, most of the men, seeing how hopeless their quest was, lost heart and hope both, and returned to their homes. The fact she married Nasa comes in contraposition with every time Kaguya refused the emperor's proposes.