The Tale Of Princess Kaguya
is a 2014 film by Studio Ghibli
, based on the Japanese folk tale "The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter".
This film contains the following tropes:
- All Just a Dream: Kaguya goes through one after overhearing some highly unflattering comments by inebriated guests where she runs back to the village only to find everyone gone.
- Easy Amnesia: As easy as putting on a robe of forgetfulness.
- Gonk: One of the suitors is incredibly obese. Kaguya herself disguises herself to get rid of one of the suitors.
- Gorgeous Period Dress: And not-so-gorgeous, like blackened teeth and plucked eyebrows.
- Heroic BSOD: Kaguya goes through one when she hears one of the suitors killed himself while on his quest.
- Intangible Man: Kaguya somehow does this when the Emperor gets a little too close.
- It's All About Me: The Emperor is convinced that Kaguya refused five suitors so she could belong to him.
- Overprotective Dad: Averted with Kaguya's father, who does indeed want the best for Kaguya, including the highest-ranking husband possible.
- Noblewoman's Laugh: Averted. While Sagami tells Kaguya that refined women do not laugh loudly, she doesn't give a demonstration.
- Soundtrack Dissonance: The Tear Jerker ending is set to very happy festival music.
- Stern Teacher: Sagami, though she admits that Kaguya performs better when not in her lessons.
- Wonder Child: Kaguya is found dressed as a princess no more than a few inches tall, then turns into a fast-growing baby.
- You Shall Not Pass: Kaguya's father enlists the entire household to shoot down the Moon delegation as they arrive. However, the arrows turn to flowers midair, and everyone falls asleep save Kaguya's parents.