“Kaguya Hime no Monogatari"the forthcoming title from Japanese animation giant Studio Ghibli, has been delayed until autumn this year.
The title, along with fellow Ghibli production “Kaze Tachinu,” was announced at the beginning of December last year, with both features scheduled for a simultaneous release in summer 2013. Although “Kaze Tachinu” is reportedly on schedule, Japanese distributor Toho announced earlier this week that “Kaguya Hime no Monogatari,” or “The Tale of Princess Kaguya,” would be pushed back until autumn, citing Studio Ghibli’s desire to ensure that the title become as polished a production as possible.
Both titles are believed to be proceeding well, but “Kaguya Hime” – based on the Japanese folk story “The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter” – is said to require additional plotwork and will need a little more time than was originally anticipated. Having two movies set for a simultaneous release – a move that the company has not made since the 1980s with “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Grave of the Fireflies” – is no mean feat, however, so we can’t find it in our hearts to chide the studio, least not when it has produced so many heart-rending and visually stunning titles to date
Western release dates for the two films have not yet been given, but we’ll be sure you keep you up to date as news comes in.
It’s sad to lose a Ghibli title from our summer watch list, but with “Kaze Tachinu” still on the horizon, we’re sure we’ll survive.
Source: IT Media
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