The Studio Ghibli train continues chuggin' its way through theaters courtesy of GKIDS and Fathom Events, and the latest is Hayao Miyazaki's 1989 classic anime film Kiki's Delivery Service. The feature is coming to theaters in North America for a two-day limited event. Read on for more.
Chill out your playlist with some jazz covers of your favorite anime theme. Platina Jazz has you covered... and their latest video is a one-man piano duet of a Joe Hisashi classic. Yes, you read that right: a one-man duet. Hit the jump to see for yourself!
This holiday season, London, England's Southwark Playhouse will be presenting a stage theatrical production of Kiki's Delivery Service, the Eiko Kadono novel best known as the source for Hayao Miyazaki's 1989 anime movie. Jessica Siân adapted the work running December 8, 2016-January 8, 2017. More after the jump.
2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Studio Ghibli's first anime movie, Castle in the Sky. Nippon Television Network got the year started with a Friday Roadshow broadcast of the Hayao Miyazaki feature, along with the associated Balse Festival, then followed it this week with 1989's Kiki's Delivery Service. Fans enthusiastically responded on social media with trivia, tribute art and even cooking!
Cafe de Donguri, the official Studio Ghibli character goods store, is preparing to celebrate Japan's Mother's Day holiday with a line of adorable flower pots and planters. Hit the jump to learn more.
Ensky's TsumuTsumu ("stack stack") are one of a couple of lines of Japanese mini figures ready to be piled on the of geek desks and shelves (Plex's TsumiColle being another notable). And, TsumuTsumu has gotten some good licenses lately, including Nintendo and Studio Ghibli. Third in the latter offering, after Totoro and Kiki's kitties is a set of Castle in the Sky robots. Get a look after the jump.
The occasion seems to have passed largely unmarked upon in Japan, but 25 years ago today, Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's beloved adaptation of Eiko Kadono's Kiki's Delivery Service debuted in theaters. More after the jump.
Treats easily rank among my favorite things in the world, so the latest promotional tie-in for Kiki's Delivery Service looks pretty tempting. Japanese bakery chain Little Mermaid is getting in on the fun with baked goods modeled somewhat abstractly after Kiki, Jiji the black cat, and Ms. Osono. See all three past the break.
Earlier this month, Minako Kotobuki—who voiced Tsumugi Kotobuki from K-ON!, Blue Rose/Karina Lyle from Tiger & Bunny and Senhime from Samurai Girls/Samurai Bride—was introduced as the voice of the cat Jiji in the live-action Kiki's Delivery Service. Now, she's talking in a new trailer. Check it out after the jump.
The long-awaited live-action adaptation of Kiki's Delivery Service is getting ready for its premiere on March 1st, and the voice actress who will be voicing Kiki's feline partner, Gigi has finally been announced! It's one of the voice actresses from the ever popular K-On! Can you guess who? The image of Kiki and Gigi together was also released and is keeping fan's expectations high in the run up to the premiere. More after the jump!
Mai Kuraki's theme song to the live-action Kiki's Delivery Service has been unveiled along with a new trailer for the adaptation of Eiko Kadono's children novel. Get a look after the jump.