Studio Ghibli announces new project, Taketori Monogatari


If you live in the US, you may have gotten your last Studio Ghibli fix as recently as Ponyo was just in theatres, but already something new has cropped up on the horizon for you to look forward to. Live For Films reports that the studio has announced their newest project, which will be called Taketori Monogatari (The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter).

Based on a 10th century Japanese folktale that some claim is the oldest surviving Japanese narrative, The Tale of The Bamboo Cutter tells the story of a simple man who stumbles across the baby Kaguya-hime in a forest and raises her.  It will be directed by  Isao Takahata, whose last project was the quirky My Neighbors The Yamadas.

Miyazaki in the meantime is “in discussions with studio staff to make two more feature-length films in the next 3 years.” Wow ... good news for Ghibli fans! I wonder how this adaption will translate into an animated project ... I have to admit I am looking very forward to it. What do you think?

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