The Tale of the Princess Kaguya ★★★★★

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

As a parent, I'm dreading the day my daughter grows up and ascends to the moon on a chariot of clouds.

Isao Takahata's watercolor and sketch animation is so consistently beautiful it threatens to become mundane (ho hum, another gorgeously composed and colored shot) and then he throws something truly magical at you, like shadows dancing in the forest, or cherry blossoms, or light twinkling on a jeweled branch or that final, 2001-topping shot. My god.

We're all moon-people.

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