I watched Tale of the Princess Kaguya.
This is the story about an old, poor couple who discovers a child in a mysterious, magical bamboo shoot and decides to raise the girl. Then, the father discovers that she should be a princess and that is why she was sent to them. So they build her a mansion and then soon she gets accepted by the royal family. Then there’s a twist.
For me, up until the “Princess” part came, I loved it. I loved how the girl was fun and carefree and lovable. Then her father had to ruin it.
I also loved he last bit. It was tragic, but so, so beautiful.
The best thing about this movie was the art. It was just simple brushstrokes but it conveyed feelings so well.
Here’s my ranking of all the Ghibli Movies I’ve watched:
- Whisper of the heart
- Howl’s moving Castle
- From up On Poppy Hill
- Only Yesterday
- Spirited Away
- Kiki’s delivery Service
- The Cat Returns
- Tale of the Princess Kaguya
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Mononoke Hime
- Tales from Earthsea