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Kaguya-hime no Monogatari

Kaguya-hime no Monogatari

AKA: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Drama, Historical, Supernatural - 2013 (Movie)
 
Ranking: 94

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. (Source: ANN)

 

8.4

Anime News Network

8.5

Anime-Planet

8.8

Anime-Source

8.0

MyAnimeList

8.4

Nihon Review

9.0

IMDB

8.1

AniDB

7.8

  

Reviews

   

Princess Kaguya reminds us of what anime can be rather than what it often is in today’s age: an actual, relatable human experience. More than just a piece of entertainment, the movie provides insight into the feelings and aspirations of actual people living life in a particular time period.  Simply put, the void that