Imagine my absolute delight when I learned that they were finally releasing a proper blu-ray release of this movie to North America with dubs and everything (not that I’ve watched Studio Ghibli movies dubbed…maybe only a couple…and that was with my family…). It always baffled me why they didn’t release this movie as it looked interesting…well, it looked like something I’d definitely check out.
*le sigh* Here we are, at the last of the Studio Ghibli films I have lined up on the to-watch queue. I suppose it seemed fitting that my last movie to view happens to be Hayao Miyazaki’s last feature film 🙂 *sobs*
I honestly don’t know why it took me so long to get around to watching this movie, lol. I guess it’s because I only had this and The Wind Rises left to watch and I was just prolonging the inevitable 😛 This looked cute and fun so I decided to watch this film first.
The list of Studio Ghibli movies I stll have yet to watch is dwindling down to a few now, Pom Poko being one of them. This movie is directed by Isao Takahata, the same director that brought My Neighbours The Yamadas (review) and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (review), both of which I watched earlier this year and absolutely loved.
Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.
I’ve been watching to watch this movie from the moment I saw the trailer…2013? The art, the music, the mystery of the story (though I quickly realised some halfway through that I did read the tale it was adapted from years ago 😛 ), yeah, I was pretty excited to watch this 🙂