- The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
- 40,200,000 US dollar(s)
- Not Applicable ()
The most expensive film in Japanese history, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013, Kaguya-hime no monogatari), was released by Studio Ghibli in 2013. Production on the largely hand-drawn animated film, which is based on the traditional story Taketori monogatari, lasted eight years and cost ¥5.15 billion ($48.9 million; £29.5 million). The final film from Isao Takahata was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 87th Academy Awards in 2014.