Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli director and co-founder, passed away earlier this year. To honor the memory of one of the cornerstones of Japanese animation, his final work “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” will be aired uncut on Nihon Terebi’s “Friday Roadshow” this 18th May.
Isao Takahata co-founded Studio Ghibli with Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, and Yasuyoshi Tokuma in 1985. Takahata earned critical international acclaim for his work on Grave of the Fireflies, Only Yesterday, Pom Poko, and My Neighbors the Yamadas. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya was his final film, for which he was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2013 Academy Awards.