Watch Studio Ghibli's 'Tale of Princess Kaguya' Trailer, Because Who Knows How Much More Ghibli We'll Get

August 18, 2014


Studio Ghibli may be shutting down production, but there yet remains more tears and/or whimsy still to come from the studio. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, the latest from Grave of the Fireflies director Isao Takahata, arrives in the US this October, and /Film has the first teaser. It doesn't reveal much if anything of the story, but it does give a nice look at the film's distinctive aesthetic--which trades out clean lines and smooth movement of most of Ghibli work for a looser, sketchy, jarringly-kinetic approach.

In the preview, a girl suddenly jumps to her feet and bursts through a home, taking out screens and shedding layer upon layer of clothing as she sprints down the street. Glad to know I'm not the only one who does that regularly.