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Is Kaguya-hime appropriate for a global audience?

No one can deny that Isao Takahata’s The Legend of Princess Kaguya has beautiful animation, but ANN found a piece by Newsweek journalist Akihiko Reizei that suggests some scenes are not made for a global audience. Reizei believes it would be a good idea to release an “international” version, where scenes–i.e. breast-feeding and nudity–would be edited out. Countries of concern are the US and where Islam is the predominant religion. Princess Mononoke, an earlier Studio Ghibli movie, was released in the US and received criticism for its violent, bloody scenes. Nudity may draw parallel complaints for Princess Kaguya. Would a higher MPAA rating avoid any potential problems?

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