Princess from the Moon (1987)

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Toho Company, Limited Movie
Japanese poster for Princess from the Moon
Princess from the Moon
Directed by Kon Ichikawa
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka,
Shigeaki Hazama
Written by Ryuzo Kikushima,
Mitsutoshi Ishigami,
Shinya Hidaka,
Kon Ichikawa
Music by Kensaku Tanikawa
Distributor Toho
Rating Not Rated
Budget ¥2,000,000,000
Box Office ¥1,450,000,000
Running Time 121 minutes
(2 hours, 1 minute)
Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
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Princess from the Moon (竹取物語,   Taketori Monogatari, lit. The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter) is a 1987 Japanese tokusatsu fantasy film co-produced by Toho and Fuji TV. It is an adaptation of The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, a Japanese fairy tale. It was released to Japanese theaters on September 26, 1987.

Plot

A poor country couple has just lost their only child. The father sees a strange storm and decides to walk into the forest, and he finds something he did not expect: a strange blue cocoon. Inside he finds a small girl with big blue eyes. The couple then raises her as their own daughter.

Staff

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Kon Ichikawa
  • Written by   Ryuzo Kikushima, Mitsutoshi Ishigami, Shinya Hidaka, Kon Ichikawa
  • Produced by   Tomoyuki Tanaka, Shigeaki Hazama
  • Music by   Kensaku Tanikawa, Peter Cetera
  • Cinematography by   Setsuo Kobayashi
  • Edited by   Chizuko Osada
  • Assistant Directing by   Masaaki Tezuka, Kazuo Yoshida
  • Special Effects by   Teruyoshi Nakano

Cast

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Toshiro Mifune   as   Taketori-no-Miyatsuko
  • Ayako Wakao   as   Tayoshime
  • Yasuko Sawaguchi   as   Kaya, the Princess Kaguya
  • Koji Ishizaka   as   Mikado
  • Kichi Nakai   as   Otomo-no-Dainagon, Minister of the Military
  • Megumi Odaka   as   Akeno
  • Katsuo Nakamura   as   Lise
  • Takeshi Katō   as   Fujiwara-no-Okuni
  • Kyoko Kishida   as   Kougo
  • Jun Hamamura   as   Sakanoue-no-Dajo-Daijin
  • Koasa Shunpitei   as   Kuramochi-no-Miko or Minister of Culture
  • Takatoshi Takeda   as   Abe-no-Udaijin or Minister of Finance
  • Shiro Ito   as   Sojo-no-Doson
  • Fujio Tokita   as   Shonin-no-Uda
  • Hirokazu Yamaguchi   as   Metal Carver
  • Gen Idemitsu]   as   Mura-no-Choja
  • Michiyo Yokoyama   as   Lise's Wife
  • Hirokazu Inoue   as   Ono-no-Fusamori
  • Miho Nakano   as   Kaya

Appearances

Monsters

Gallery

Main article: Princess from the Moon/Gallery.

Soundtrack

Main article: Princess from the Moon (Soundtrack).

Alternate Titles

  • The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter (Literal Japanese Title)

Theatrical Releases

  • Japan - September 26, 1987

Box Office

Princess from the Moon earned only approximately 1.45 billion yen at the Japanese box office, with a budget estimated around 2 billion yen.

Reception

Despite disappointing box office returns, Princess from the Moon was nominated for and won several Japanese Academy Awards.

Awards

Actress Megumi Odaka won the Japanese Academy Award for "Newcomer of the Year" for her role as Akeno in this film. The film also received awards for "Best Art Direction" and the Academy's "Special Award." Princess for the Moon was nominated for "Best Picture," "Best Director," "Best Cinematography," "Best Editing," "Best Lighting," "Best Score," "Best Sound," and "Best Supporting Actor."

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