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Studio Ghibli postpones the release of "Kaguya-hime no Monogatari"

February 5, 2013 @ 7:34 am
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The release of Studio Ghibli's upcoming movie "Kaguya-hime  no Monogatari", directed by Takahata Isao, has been postponed to this fall.

It was originally set to release this summer simultaneously with Miyazaki Hayao's new movie "Kaze Tachinu".  It would have been the first time for Studio Ghibli to release two movies on the same day separately, though they have released “Tonari no Totoro (“My Neighbor Totoro”)  and “Hotaru no Haka(“Grave of the Fireflies”) as a double-feature movie back in 1988.

According to Toho, the distribution company, "We received a report from Studio Ghibli that the storyboard has not been completed yet, though its progress was almost as same as 'Kaze Tachinu'. After considering various situations, it's been decided to postpone the release to this fall. We apologize to all of the fans who have been waiting for the release of the movie, and please wait and look for 'Kaguya-hime no Monogatari', which will be even more attractive when it's released."

"Kaguya-hime no Monogatari" is Takahata's first movie in 14 years since "Hohokekyo Tonari no Yamada-kun (“My Neighbors the Yamadas”) and is based on “Taketori Monogatari“, which is considered the oldest existing Japanese narrative. It is said to be like a Japanese version of 'Heidi'.

Miyazaki's new movie "Kaze Tachinu", on the other hand, will be released this summer as planned.

Source & Image: Cinematoday

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