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.
The titular witch is on the job in the second teaser for Ju-On and The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu's upcoming live-action adaptation film of Eiko Kadono's children novel Kiki's Delivery Service. Filmed this spring on a small island of the Seto Inland Sea of Japan, the film set to open in Japan on March 1, 2014. Get a look after the jump.
This spring, Ju-On and The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu shot 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. Now, with the film set to open in March 1, 2014, the promotion has kicked off for the feature. Get a look after the jump.
Three new photos from Takashi Shimizu's live-action film Kiki's Delivery Service are revealed to the Japanese media today. It is also announced that Kiki's mother Kokiri is played by Rie Miyazawa and her father Okino is by Michitaka Tsutsui. Check the newest photos from the set after the jump.
With the recent start of shooting, press were brought in to see Ju-On and The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu's set for the 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. Last night, we had some photos and introduced you to the cast, but now we have some footage of the visit from the appropriately named Jiji Press. Get a look after the jump.
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. Check the photos from the shoot after the jump!