The latest effort from Studio Ghibli and writer-director Isao Takahata, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, boasts a beautiful animation style that’s all too uncommon in recent years, and befits the film’s story inspired by one of Japan’s most beloved folktales. You’ll know in an instant whether or not the sweeping, hand-drawn animation is your cup of tea, but the studio’s pedigree should be reason enough to take a look at the first trailer for the English language version. The story revolves around the titular princess, a tiny girl found inside a stalk of bamboo, who rapidly matures and mystifies those around her, but must inevitably pay the price for her crime.
Featuring the English voice cast of Chloe Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, and Lucy Liu, The Tale of Princess Kaguya opens Stateside on October 17th. For more on the film, be sure to check out Matt’s review from TIFF, as well as Steve’s recent interview with Takahata himself. Hit the jump to watch The Tale of Princess Kaguya trailer.