Every scrap of footage from Studio Ghibli's The Tale of Princess Kaguya makes me want a US release yesterday. Now we've got the full English-language trailer, and it is another beauty.
The Tale of Princess Kaguya is based on the proto-science fiction Japanese folktale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, in which a bamboo cutter discovers a small child in a stalk of bamboo. When the child grows into a great beauty, numerous suitors come seeking her hand in marriage. This movie was co-written and directed by Isao Takahata, who also directed Grave of the Fireflies.
This dubbed trailer offers a bit more of the story than the first trailer for the English-language release, but that doesn't detract from the remarkable watercolor visuals. The Tale of Princess Kaguya was released last year in Japan and the English-language version hits theaters October 17th.