View Full Version : Live Action Kiki's Delivery Service

Ian Jane
05-31-2013, 09:43 AM
I hadn't heard about this (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/05/31/first-image-from-live-action-kikis-flying-delivery-service/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter) until this morning.

Takashi Shimizu is doing a live action version of the Studio Ghibli film!

"The somewhat unexpected next project for Takashi Shimizu, creator of the Ju-On series, is a live action adaptation of Kiki’s Flying Delivery Service (though some folk do drop the Flying.)

The original novel already served as the basis for a rather superb anime in the late 80s, Hayao Miyazaki‘s follow up to My Neighbour Totoro. It’s a rather sweet story of a young witch, undertaking a year of independent work as part of her apprenticeship, running a delivery service on her broomstick and, in typical Ghibli fashion, learning a lot about herself through overcoming adversity."


Ian Jane
06-11-2013, 09:44 AM
Some footage from the set popped up on youtube.


Ian Jane
10-28-2013, 01:58 PM
Teaser trailer!


10-29-2013, 07:48 AM
LOL...There is not much to go off of that teaser trailer!!!!

NEVER seen the animation which this is based.....but Takashi Shimizu sure is a strange choice to direct it!!!

Barry M
10-29-2013, 08:01 AM
Yeah, mainly that just got in the way of my Avengers news. James Spider as Ultron, huh. Spiderthon 2015.

10-29-2013, 08:14 AM
The lead actrss looks EXTREMELY cute though...thats half the battle of whether I watch it or not already decided!!!:biggrin:

Ian Jane
02-12-2014, 10:06 AM

Alison Jane
02-12-2014, 10:41 AM

02-14-2014, 10:34 AM
Never seen the animation...but this looks squarely aimed at the teen audience....

03-13-2014, 06:06 AM

The themes of growing up and reaching maturity, so expertly addressed in the Ghibli version are not to be found, with one meeting after another leading up to an anti-climatic ending carrying little of the depth or meaning found in the earlier film. A brief appearance by veteran actor Asano Tadanobu doesn't help and only adds to the feeling that the film isn't clear on what it's trying to say. The characters almost feel as if they've been swapped around just so this version differs from its animated counterpart.

Kiki's Delivery Service has a nice look and a likeable central performance, but a flat narrative and uninspiring supporting cast result in a film that lacks magic and fails to truly fly.

Can't say I am surprised....