After Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises garnered critical and commercial success last year, the Japanese animation studio returns this year with its latest English-language translation, The Tale of Princess Kaguya. The film’s new trailer offers a peek at the film’s style, which is a departure from the studio’s recent slate of releases.
With Chloe Grace Moretz voicing the title character, Kaguya, originally released in 2013, follows the life of the titular princess. Found in a bamboo grove, Kaguya grows rapidly from her infancy. Everyone takes notice of Kaguya’s quick growth, from her peers to the Emperor, but society’s demands prove too much for her.
Directed by Isao Takahata, who has not directed a feature-length film since 1999’s My Neighbors the Yamadas, Kaguya’s animation reflects a more impressionistic art style than many of Studio Ghibli’s recent films, which have employed a more traditional anime aesthetic.
The English version of The Tale of Princess Kaguya, which also includes voice work by James Caan, Darren Criss, and Mary Steenburgen, arrives in theaters on Oct. 14.