GKids Films has announced today that it will release Studio Ghibli's The Tale of Princess Kaguya in North America "later this year". The film, first released theatrically in Japan in November 2013, was the first theatrical work by director Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Only Yesterday, Little Norse Prince Valiant) since My Neighbors the Yamadas in 1999.
The Tale of Princess Kaguya adapts the 10th century Japanese folktale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. In the old story a childless couple discovers and adopts a tiny thumb-sized infant girl in a shoot of bamboo and strive to raise her as...
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