I was pleasantly surprised with this one. The drawings are beautiful and a perfect fit for the story. The animation isn't necessarily very fluid but it does have great moments. I'm not sure how accurately it follows the original story and I do have my problems with it: the first third is good but the middle isn't quite as interesting. Thankfully the film ends on a high note.
One of the most beautiful things I've seen in a while. This princess guides us from laughter to tears. Each scene is a mesmerizing drawing that dwells in our imagination. I suppose I cannot give it the 5 stars it deserves due to the weight it leaves us with.
Pure two and half hour of joy to watch of Kon Ishikawa`s "Princess from the Moon" (Taketori Monogatari) by the veteran Isao Takhata shatters the myth of impossibility of remakes; every frame of The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Kaguya-hime no Monogatari) is a true masterpiece and that damn final scene when princess is summoned to the moon to that cloudy ship makes you weep like a 5 years old. Missed Toshiro Mifune?