Takahata Isao’s 「かぐや姫の物語」(Kaguya Hime no Monogatari/The Tale of the Princess Kaguya) was released in Japan more than a year ago on November 23, 2013. It has screened at a number of festivals around the world and, thanks to North American distributor GKIDS, is currently in US cinemas – meaning, it has been seemingly everywhere except in the UK. While we still do not have an exact release date, Studio Canal (the film’s UK distributor) has now at least offered a vaguely projected one:
I will keep you updated with any further details. If you can’t quite wait anymore, there is the option of ordering the bluray/DVD from yesasia.com, which comes with English subtitles, however it’s not exactly cheap (too pricey for me to be tempted).
Now, with Kaguya Hime finally reaching UK shores in the next few months, the question that remains is: What about Studio Ghibli’s「思い出のマーニー」(Omoide no Mani/When Marnie Was There), which was out in Japanese cinemas this past summer?
- Kaguya Hime, in Other Forms and Retellings.
- It’s November… and「かぐや姫の物語」(Kaguya Hime no Monogatari) Is (Almost) Here
- More of the Kaguya Hime Pretty
- A Glimpse into the Mysterious World of Kaguya Hime
- Ghibli Teaser Trailer Surprise: Kaguya Hime No Monogatari
- Studio Ghibli Updates: Kaze Tachinu, Kaguya Hime and Kokuriko-zaka Kara
- Early Ghibli Kurisumasu Present:「風立ちぬ」+「かぐや姫の物語」for Summer 2013