The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Lists: Animated, Drama, Fantasy

Brief Synopsis: "An old man makes a living by selling bamboo. One day, he finds a princess in a bamboo. The princess is only the size of a finger. Her name is Kaguya. When Kaguya grows up, 5 men from prestigious families propose to her. Kaguya asks the men to find memorable marriage gifts for her, but the 5 men are unable to find what Kaguya wants. Then, the Emperor of Japan proposes to her."

Overall Ranking: 71 (Rank from 2013: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 75%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Aki Asakura (Princess Kaguya (voice))
  • Kengo Kora (Sutemaru (voice))
  • Nobuko Miyamoto (The Bamboo Cutters Wife (voice))
  • Atsuko Takahata (Lady Sagami (voice))
  • Tomoko Tabata (Menowarawa (voice))
  • Hidetoshi Nishijima (The Minister of Culture (voice))
  • Chloë Grace Moretz (Princess Kaguya (voice))
  • Darren Criss (Sutemaru (voice))
  • James Caan (The Bamboo Cutter (voice))
  • Mary Steenburgen (The Bamboo Cutters Wife (voice))
  • Lucy Liu (Lady Sagami (voice))
  • Hynden Walch (Menowarawa (voice))
  • George Segal (Inventory of Akita (voice))
  • James Marsden (Prince Ishitsukuri (voice))
  • Dean Cain (The Mikado (voice))
  • Beau Bridges (Prince Kuramochi (voice))
  • Oliver Platt (The Minister of Finance (voice))
  • Daniel Dae Kim (The Minister of the Military (voice))
  • John Cho (The Minister of Culture (voice))
  • Isao Takahata (Director)