The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (movie)

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Alternative title:
Die Legende der Prinzessin Kaguya (German)
Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (Japanese)
La leyenda de la princesa Kaguya (Spanish)
Le Conte de la Princesse Kaguya (French)
O Conto da Princesa Kaguya (Portuguese)
かぐや姫の物語 (Japanese)
輝耀姬物語 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: drama, supernatural
Plot Summary: In an idyllic rural setting an old bamboo cutter and his wife raise a tiny girl found nestled within a glowing bamboo stalk along with a fortune in gold. As she approaches adulthood the bamboo cutter uses the fortune to purchase a villa in the capital, buy himself a title and employ tutors to transform the country girl—now given the name Kaguya—into a refined woman. News of her beauty brings powerful and wealthy suitors who compete for her hand in marriage, culminating in a proposal from the emperor. All the while Kaguya wishes that she and her family could return to their former life and to be reunited with her sweetheart, Sutemaru. Sooner or later, though, her true origins will make their own claim upon her.
User Ratings: 149 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 43 votes (sub:31, dub:9, raw:2, others:1
1 Finnish subtitled
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 Excellent: 48 votes (sub:35, dub:11, others:2
1 French subtitled
1 German dubbed
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 Very good: 29 votes (sub:22, dub:5, raw:1, others:1
1 German dubbed
)
 Good: 14 votes (sub:7, dub:4, raw:3)
 Decent: 8 votes (sub:5, dub:3)
 So-so: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Not really good: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Weak: -
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 205 users, rank: #2792 (of 6327)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.510 (Excellent−), std. dev.: 1.5527, rank: #140 (of 6331)
Weighted mean: 8.557 (Excellent−), rank: #118 (of 6331) (seen all: 8.56)
Bayesian estimate: 8.480 (Very good+), rank: #67 (of 4833)
Running time: 137 minutes
Vintage: 2013-11-23
Premiere date:
2013-11-23 (Japan)
2014-06-13 (Taiwan)
2014-06-14 (Australia, Sydney Film Festival)
2015-04-23 (Brazil)
Ending Theme:
"Inochi no Kioku" (いのちの記憶) by Kazumi Nikaido
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Isao Takahata
Music: Joe Hisaishi
Original Concept: Isao Takahata
Character Design: Kenichi Konishi
Art Director: Kazuo Oga
Animation Director: Kenichi Konishi
Sound Director: Naoko Asari
Director of Photography: Keisuke Nakamura
Executive producer: Seiichiro Ujiie
Producer: Yoshiaki Nishimura

Administrative Planning Room: Kazumi Inashiro
Animation Design: Osamu Tanabe
Animation Painting: Masaya Saito
Art Photography:
Miho Kawanishi
Takeshi Ogawa
Assistant Director:
Akiko Matsuo
Yuichiro Kido
Auditing: Hirotaka Nakao
Character Merchandise Development:
Koichi Asano
Mika Yasuda
Naomi Atsuta
Tomomi Imai
Character Modeling: Osamu Tanabe
Co-executive producer: Yoshio Ohkubo
Color Management:
Toshiki Yura
Wataru Matsumoto
Color setting: Yukiko Kakita
Data Conform: Naoto Hosonuma
Digital Cinema Mastering:
Miho Sugiyama
Mizue Yamada
Editing: Toshihiko Kojima
Financial Manager: Noriyoshi Tamagawa
Foley Editor: Natsuko Inoue
Guzheng Performance: Xiao Qing Jiang
Insert Song Composition: Isao Takahata
Insert Song Lyrics:
Isao Takahata
Riko Sakaguchi
Lab Coordinator: Yuriko Sato
Lab Manager: Kazunori Nagasawa
Model Animation: Masaya Saito
Orchestra Conductor: Joe Hisaishi
Overseas Promotion Manager:
Jeffrey Wexler
Mikiko Takeda
Photography Assistant:
Atsuko Okui (Assez Finaud Fabric)
Atsuko Shibata (Assez Finaud Fabric)
Kanae Ouchi (Assez Finaud Fabric)
Kaneko Fujimaki (Assez Finaud Fabric)
Megumi Tanaka (Assez Finaud Fabric)
Rieko Koike (Assez Finaud Fabric)
Ryou Itou (Assez Finaud Fabric)
Tsubasa Takagi (Assez Finaud Fabric)
Yasunao Kondo (Assez Finaud Fabric)
Yoshiaki Kayaba (Assez Finaud Fabric)
Piano Performance: Joe Hisaishi
Planning: Toshio Suzuki
Producer's Apprentice: Kazuo Kawakami
Production: Koji Hoshino (Studio Ghibli)
Production Administration Manager: Shinsuke Nonaka
Production Affairs:
Kanako Aoki
Mine Shibuya
Production Committee:
Akio Kobayashi (Hakuhodo DY Media Partners)
Akitoshi Maeda (Dentsu)
Asako Hio (d-rights)
Ayako Dan (Walt Disney Japan)
Daisuke Kadoya (NTV)
Daizo Suzuki (d-rights)
Hidetaka Kokubun (Walt Disney Japan)
Hikaru Onoda (TOHO)
Jun Okabe (KDDI)
Keiko Miyazaki (NTV)
Kimio Maruyama (NTV)
Kino Arai (d-rights)
Kinuko Yano (KDDI)
Koichi Kawakami (KDDI)
Kouji Kishimoto (Walt Disney Japan)
Kouta Sugiyama (d-rights)
Madoka Hosoya (Hakuhodo DY Media Partners)
Makoto Takahashi (KDDI)
Masami Takahashi (Walt Disney Japan)
Masato Tachibana (Hakuhodo DY Media Partners)
Mayumi Hirakata (NTV)
Michio Yamamoto (Hakuhodo DY Media Partners)
Minami Ichikawa (TOHO)
Misato Kamei (Dentsu)
Miyuki Takai (TOHO)
Nao Ishii (Dentsu)
Naohiro Kishi (KDDI)
Naoki Iwasa (NTV)
Naoto Hatakeyama (NTV)
Paul Candland (Walt Disney Japan)
Ryuichi Ikeda (Dentsu)
San Kim (KDDI)
Satoshi Chida (TOHO)
Satoshi Suzuki (Dentsu)
Shingo Arai (KDDI)
Shinpei Ise (TOHO)
Shuichi Machida (Dentsu)
Taichi Ueda (TOHO)
Takahiro Hirato (KDDI)
Takashi Suga (KDDI)
Takayuki Tsukagoshi (Walt Disney Japan)
Tomoko Jō (NTV)
Tooru Itabashi (d-rights)
Toshihiro Komatsu (Hakuhodo DY Media Partners)
Toshihiro Yamamoto (Dentsu)
Toshinori Mori (NTV)
Toshio Oomori (Hakuhodo DY Media Partners)
Toshitake Amemiya (KDDI)
Toshiya Takasaki (d-rights)
Yoshikuni Murata (Hakuhodo DY Media Partners)
Yoshinari Shimatani (TOHO)
Yoshio Takada (Dentsu)
Yukio Yamashita (Walt Disney Japan)
Yutaka Ishikawa (Dentsu)
Yuuko Muranaka (Walt Disney Japan)
Production Cooperation: Kentaro Takahashi
Production Desk: Toshio Yoshikawa
Publicity Producer:
Akito Takahashi
Tomoko Hosokawa
Publishing Manager: Chinami Tai
Recording: Eihiko Ohno
Recording Adjustment: Koji Kasamatsu
Recording engineer: Suminobu Hamada
Sound Production Desk: Tamaki Furushiro
Specially Appointed Scene Design: Yoshiyuki Momose
Studio Engineer: Naoto Takeshima
Supervising Manager: Yuichiro Mochizuki
Technical Support:
Shinichiro Koshi
Shuho Kikuchi
Theme Song Composition: Kazumi Nikaidō
Theme Song Lyrics: Kazumi Nikaidō
Theme Song Performance: Kazumi Nikaidō
Trailer Production: Keiichi Itagaki
Aki Asakura as Kaguya

Kengo Kora as Sutemaru
Nobuko Miyamoto as Ouna
Takeo Chii as Okina

Atsuko Takahata as Sagami
Hikaru Ijūin as Abe no Udaijin
Isao Hashizume as Kuramochi no Miko
Ryudo Uzaki as Ootomo no Dainagon
Shinosuke Tatekawa as Inbe no Akita
Takaya Kamikawa as Ishitsukuri no Miko
Tamaki Kojo as Isonokami no Chuunagon
Tatsuya Nakadai as Sumiyaki no Roujin
Tomoko Tabata as Menowarawa
Yukiji Asaoka as Kitanokata
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Studio Ghibli
BG Scan: T2 Studio
Color Specification: T2 Studio
Digital Lab: Imagica
Distributor: TOHO
Music Performance: Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Music Production: Wonder City
Photography: T2 Studio
Photography Assistance: Assez Finaud Fabric.
Production Cooperation: T2 Studio
Special Thanks:
LAWSON
The Yomiuri Shimbun
Sponsoring:
Eyeful Home
KDDI
Titles: Malin Post
English cast
English staff
Translation: Ian MacDougall (Theatrical release)
Executive producer: Frank Marshall
Producer: Geoffrey Wexler

Post-Production Supervision: James Lafferty
Re-Recording Mixing: Mark Ettel
Recording engineer: Eric Lewis
Script Adaptation: Mike Jones
Talent Coordination: Sierra Leoni
Voice Casting: Holly Dorff Long
Voice Direction: Jamie Simone

Darren Criss as Sutemaru
James Caan as The Bamboo Cutter
Mary Steenburgen as The Bamboo Cutter's Wife

Beau Bridges as Prince Kuramochi
Brian Leone as Villager
Caitlyn Leone as Kaguya (young)
Daniel Dae Kim as Great Counselor Otomo
Dean Cain as The Mikado
Emily Bridges as Kitanokata
George Segal as Inbe no Akita
Hynden Walch as Menowarawa
James Marsden as Prince Ishitsukuri
John Cho as Middle Counselor Isonokami
Liam O'Brien as Ayabe no Uchimaro
Lucy Liu as Sagami
Michael Leone as Villager
Oliver Platt as Lord Minster of Right Abe

English companies
Distributor:
GKids
Madman Entertainment (Australia and New Zealand)
Universal Studios (USA)
Recording Studio: STUDIOPOLIS, Inc.
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Jean-Marc Pannetier
French companies
(none)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Cristina Yuste as Kaguya (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Distributor: Vértigo Films (Spain)
German staff
German cast
Translation: Thilo Mardaus
Sarah Alles as Princess Kaguya

André Hennicke as Prince Kuramochi
Denise Gorzelanny as Narrator
Dirk Bublies as Prince Ishitsukuri
Kornelia Boje as Bamboo Cutter's Wife
Nico Sablik as Sutemaru
Sabine Falkenberg as Lady Sagami
Uli Krohm as Bamboo Cutter

Erich Räuker as Dainagon Otomo
Hans Hohlbein as Udaijin Abe
Peter Groeger as Inbe no Akita
Rainer Fritzsche as Chuunagon Isonokami
Reinhard Scheunemann as Old Charburner
Uwe Jellinek as Uchimaro
German companies
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
(none)
Distributor:
California Filmes (Brazil)
Outsider Films (Portugal)
Dubbing Studio: Woodvídeo (Brazil)
Portuguese cast
(none)
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