As we have reported, Ju-On and The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu is now shooting the upcoming live-action adaptation film of Eiko Kadono's children novel Kiki's Delivery Service in Shodoshima, a small island of the Seto Inland Sea of Japan. The set in the island was shown to the press on June 7th.
In addition to 16-year-old Fuka Koshiba who plays the lead character Kiki, the cast for Osono and her husband Fukuo, the owners of Gütiokipänja Bakery, were announced. Osono is played by 31-year-old actress Machiko Ono and Fukuo is by 38-year-old Hiroshi Yamamoto. The shooting will continue till the end of July and the film will be released in 2014.
(from left) Takashi Shimizu, Eiko Kadono, Fuka Koshiba (Kiki), Machiko Ono (Osono), Hiroshi Yamamoto (Fukuo)
The Gütiokipänja Bakery set
The Gütiokipänja Bakery signboard
Kiki and her magic broom
Osono who is pregnant
Kiki with Saki played by Miho Kanazawa
The town of Koriko
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Source: Oricon Style