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Live-Action Kiki's Delivery Service In Production? [Updated With New Image]

Written by sdsichero on Thursday, April 25 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

Live-Action Kiki's Delivery Service In Production? [Updated With New Image]

Well, yes but maybe not what you'd expect.

Source: The Grudge's Shimizu Helms Live-Action Kiki's Delivery Service

In early April, rumors started to swirl around that there were plans to produce a live-action version of Studio Ghibli's beloved Kiki's Delivery Service (in Japan: Majo no Takkyūbin 魔女の宅急便). A few days later, fans of the 1989 classic were disappointed to find out that Studio Ghibli denied any involvement with such a production.

Turns out, both items were true. Ghibli's film is based on the 1985 novel Majo no Takkyūbin by Eiko Kadono (角野 栄子) and it was revealed that a live-action movie was being produced based on the original novel.

The film will be directed by Takashi Shimizu (清水 崇 of The Grudge/Juon fame!) and will star 16-year-old newcomer Fūka Koshiba (小芝風花) as Kiki/Minami Takayama. Unlike the Ghibli film which covered the single novel that was published at the time, the live-action version will use the first two novels as its basis.

The story revolves around the young witch spending a year  in a town apart from other witches (but with her cat Jiji), using her magic to earn a living. The live-action film is expected to fly into theaters in Spring 2014.

Fūka Koshiba

Updated 05-30-13:

First image from the movie revealed:

Fūka Koshiba as Kiki/Minami



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Sdsichero is Asian and he likes anime. He should write more articles.






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