This is live-action Kiki!
As you might know, Ghibli’s highly loved anime “Kiki’s Delivery Service” will become live-action and this picture above is the first one released. More than 500 girls auditioned for this role and Fuka Koshiba became the winner.
I believe there’s a high pressure on this project since they have SO MUCH to live up to. Fans all over the world holds their breaths. ^^
Kiki’s Delivery Service was originally written as a children’s novel by Eiko Kadano in 1985. It tells the story about a 13-year old girl who is a witch, and according to the traditions she’s sent out in the world to live by herself for a year to mature and learn about the world.
The anime was released back in 1989, created by studio Ghibli, maybe most known for their anime “My neighbor Totoro”.
Fuka Koshiba, the girl who will play Kiki, made her first professional acting debut last year in the TV drama “Iki mo Dekinai Natsu” (Breathless Summer). Anime fans have already spotted some differences between the animated Kiki and the live-action Kiki: There’s no red ribbon and her hair is longer!
Will that be accepted? ^_-
Me – and a lot of other Kiki fans I’m sure – is very curious about the cat – Jiji, but there’s still no pictures or video material of this furball. Will that be another Salem a’la Sabrina the teenage witch? ^_-