Isao Takahata Told on his Last Movie “The Tale of The Princess Kaguya”

Acclaimed director Isao Takahata’s first film in fourteen years is the Academy Award nominated The Tale of The Princess Kaguya on 2015.


Princess Kaguya under the cherry blossom


Q: What is significant about Kaguya’s interest in nature?

A: I don’t think it’s any particular interest in nature, but the fact that she grew up surrounded by nature is very significant,

and really that’s what we have – the world around us is full of nature.

Even in the West, poetry is full of nature – British poems are full of nature – or love and human feelings;

those are the two main subjects of poems. We’re dealing with the fundamentals of human beings.


Isao Takahata


Isao Takahata (高畑 勲)is one of the most famous directors of anime or Japanese animated films.

Born in Ujiyamada (Mie Prefecture, Japan, he is a long-term colleague of Hayao Miyazaki and co-head at Studio Ghibli.

His four animated films at Studio Ghibli have spanned a remarkable range of genres:

war-film (Grave of the Fireflies), romantic drama (Only Yesterday), comedy (My Neighbors the Yamadas),

and ecological adventure (Pom Poko).

Of these Grave of the Fireflies, in particular, is widely considered one of the greatest animated films ever made.

He is amazing at capturing the feelings and emotions of the audience.(more)


Kenji Kamiyama remarks his new Animation “ULTRAMAN”.





A Manga “ULTRAMAN” –Eiichi Shimizu (清水栄一)write the story, Tomohiro Shimoguchi (下口智裕) draws—is decided to make into the full 3D CG animation.

Kenji Kamiyama (神山健治) is in charge of the director. Production I. G and SOLA DIGITAL ARTS make it.

Kamiyama who entered the stage of the production presentation touched on the fact that the broadcast of the first “Ultraman” started in 1966 when he was born

and stated as follows.


Kenji Kamiyama



“Ultraman is truly long history and my favorite work, I am looking forward to being involved.”

“I think that there are many fans not only in Ultraman of special effects TV programs but also ULTRAMAN of the manga.”

“we all are doing our best to make an animation that those people can enjoy Please wait in anticipation of completion. ”


Ultraman in special effect TV programs


Kenji Kamiyama:

Kenji Kamiyama (神山健治) Kamiyama Kenji, born on March 20, 1966, in Saitama Prefecture) is a Japanese anime director. He has worked regularly with the anime studio and production enterprise Production I.G, such as his work on Jin-Roh, Patlabor, Blood: The Last Vampire, and for whom he has directed the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex anime television series, which was followed on into a second season, Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG and a TV movie, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society.(more)