About

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

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Directed by

Isao Takahata

Written by

Riko Sakaguchi (Screenplay)
Isao Takahata (Screenplay)

Runtime

137 minutes

Country

Japan

Language

Japanese

Tagline

A princess's crime and punishment

Cast

Keywords

anime princess japanese woman based on fairy tale japanese folklore bamboo

Lists

Studio Ghibli Feature Films Studio Ghibli

#685 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year Isao Takahata