Arîte hime

Year: 2001
Country: Japan
Director: Sunao Katabuchi
Genre: anime
Runtime: 105 min.
Age: 12+
Confined in the castle tower by her father, Princess Arete spends her days watching the world outside her window. Sometimes she sneaks out. Prospective suitors are sent on quests to collect magic treasures to win her hand in marriage.

Directed by the author of Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni (2016), winner of the awards from the Japanese Film Academy and the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

One of the songs in the anime is performed by a Japanese singer of Russian origin, Origa.

Awards & Festivals:

Tokyo Anime Award – Notable Entry (Domestic Feature Film Category)