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New Trailer For Kiki’s Delivery Service Movie Sees Jiji Talking

We’ve been waiting for this one for a while and now it’s here. It’s a new trailer for the live action adaptation of Studio Ghibli favourite, Kiki’s Delivery Service. Even better though after finally getting a look at Kiki’s feline sidekick, Jiji, this new trailer sees Jiji talking!

Jiji looks and sounds fantastic and you can tell a bit of work has gone into bringing her to life. We can’t wait for this one, it’s looking pretty cute and worth a watch when it releases.

Jiji Voice Actor Announced For Live Action Movie

One thing that’s been missing from the live action adaptation of Studio Ghibli movie, Kiki’s Delivery Service, has been any mention on Kiki’s sidekick. That sidekick being her talking black cat, Jiji.


Recently an announcement was made announcing the voice actor who will bring the feline to life. Minako Kotobuki is a popular voice actress previously providing a character voice to K-ON! She’s also worked on Samurai Girls/Samurai Bride and Tiger & Bunny, just to name a couple.


The film doesn’t have long to go now with it’s premiere in Japan slated for March 1st. We’ll let you know how that goes, hopefully there’ll be a new trailer or more pics released. And speaking of pics, there’s a couple of new ones below with Jiji in the shot.

Studio Ghibli Themed Jewellery

Something for the fashion conscious now with the release of some pretty jewellery to go with your outfit.

Movic, a company that designs anime inspired merchandise pieces, has released a range based on the films from Studio Ghibli. For now, the films in question are “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” and “Kiki’s Delivery Service” but they look great. There’s three pieces consisting of a ring adorned with Jiji, the talking feline sidekick from “Kiki’s Delivery Service”, a hairpin accessory that mimics Kiki’s flying push broom and a silver necklace with attached pendant taking inspiration from Nausicaa’s worm flute.

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Jiji ring – ¥8,000, Broom hairpin – ¥12,000, pendant – ¥7,200
Nausicaa pendant
Nausicaa pendant
Kiki's broom hairpin
Kiki’s broom hairpin

The pieces are available through Movic’s online retail store, Chikyu-ya, but there are plans to also sell through other retail outlets in the near future.

New Trailer For Live Action Kiki’s Delivery Service

Another animated movie to make the jump to the live action arena is much loved Studio Ghibli classic, Kiki’s Delivery Service. The story revolves around a young witch leaving home when she comes of age and making her own way in the world. She has her black talking cat along for company, Jiji, who is very talkative and gives the movie some of its funniest moments.

A new trailer has just been released for the movie which is looking great despite some fans not being happy with the way Kiki has been portrayed in the movie with regards to her wardrobe. Have a look at the latest trailer below and see what you think.

We personally think it’s looking great but we won’t know until we have a chance to see the final complete version when it launches on 1st March, 2014. Still no sign of Jiji which we’re not a fan of but hopefully he’ll turn up in the next trailer.

Kiki’s Delivery Service movie update

A fresh update today from the set of the live action adaptation of the Studio Ghibli classic, Kiki’s Delivery Service. Kiki’s mother Kokiri is being played by Rie Miyazawa while her father’s role is being handled by Michitaka Tsutsui.

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Shooting of the feature file is continuing on the island off the Seto Inland Sea of Japan and will be wrapping up at the end of July. The feature film is expected to debut during Spring in Japan, 2014.

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Fuka Koshiba as Kiki, 13 years old
Fuka Koshiba as Kiki, 13 years old

Kiki’s Delivery Service live action update

Wondering what’s happening with the live action adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s, Kiki’s Delivery Service? Great question, today we can present you with some new information regarding the status of the production.

The film is being helmed by the director of Ju-On and The Grudge, Takashi Shimizu. Filming is taking place at Shodoshima which is a small island located at the Seto Inland Sea of Japan. We can show you some pics of the cast below as well as a video of the production shoot and footage from the set.

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Kiki’s Delivery Service Live Action Confirmed

We posted a few weeks back of the rumours that were doing the rounds of the much loved Studio Ghibli movie, Kiki’s Delivery Service, being turned into a live action movie.


Great news today coming out of Japan is that this indeed will be happening and the movie has been confirmed as going ahead with the live action treatment. It was posted live on Japanese television this morning and also on Yahoo News.

Fuuka Koshiba [小芝風花] is a 16 year old actor who will play the lead role of Kiki, is well known in Japan for appearing in a few commercials and dramas on television.

We’ll give post update as we hear about them and hopefully a trailer before too long.

Kiki’s Delivery Service Rumored For Live Action Movie

Rumours are flying thick and fast of the Studio Ghibli movie, “Kiki’s Delivery Service” receiving a live action movie. Takashi Shimizu, director of “The Grudge” and “Ju-On” is supposedly on board for the movie as well.


These rumours are coming via site, Twitch, who are saying that the movie could be adapted from the animated movie but if a project were to go ahead that the original book from Eiko Kadono could also serve as an adaptation.

Anyone else think that a live action movie of this loved Studio Ghibli film would be pretty cool?