Official English Trailer for Studio Ghibli’s “The Tale of The Princess Kaguya”


It’s less than a month away until Studio Ghibli fans get what they’ve been waiting for for an entire year! The Tale of Princess Kaguya was released last year in Japan, but the much-anticipated English language version will not hit theaters until October 17th.

This new film from Studio Ghibli (the people that brought you Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service) is based on the classic Japanese folktale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. According to the folktale, a bamboo cutter discovers a small child in a stalk of bamboo. This baby eventually becomes the beautiful Princess Kaguya.


The English language version of the film has quite a star-studded cast. Directed by Isao Takahata, the film features the voice talents of Chloë Grace Moretz as the princess and James Caan as the Bamboo Cutter, as well as Filipino American actor Darren Criss, Chinese American actress Lucy Liu as Lady Sagami, Korean American actors Daniel Dae Kim and John Cho, and Japanese American actor Dean Cain.

The official English language trailer has finally been uploaded onto YouTube. Check it out for yourself and be sure to catch this film in theaters next month!