Monday, July 15, 2013

Kiki's Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便 Majo No Takkyubin) Gets Live Action Movie Adaptation

Kiki's Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便 Majo No Takkyubin) was one of Studio Ghibli's favorite magical animation originally based on the 1985 children's fantasy novel by Eiko Kadono (publisher: Fukuinkan Shoten).

The novel was famously known by it's own right so there is no wonder really that aside from a feature length animation movie, a new live action adaptation will come our way. Kiki's Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便 Majo No Takkyubin) live action movie is directed by Takashi Shimizu and began filming last May 25, 2013 at Toei Tokyo Studio.

Kiki will be played by Fuka Koshiba, whose picture you can see below, and the dragonfly Tonbo will be played by Ryohei Hirota.

Checkout this new poster of Kiki's Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便 Majo No Takkyubin).

Kiki's Delivery Service Movie Poster


A young girl named Kiki (Fuka Koshiba) must leave her home for a year to begin training in witchcraft. She leaves on her broom, but first says goodbye to her friends and family. Kiki then begins her new life with her trusted cat Jiji.

And here is an official picture from the movie.

And of course we have some behind-the-scene photos just for you.

Kiki's Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便 Majo No Takkyubin) will be released in Japan in Spring of 2014. No further details yet has been announced for the English-speaking communities. Visit the movie's official Japanese website here.