First Look at the Kiki's Delivery Service Movie

In Japan, they're making a live-action Kiki's Delivery Service movie. Today in Japan, a photo of Fuka Koshiba, the actress playing Kiki, was released online.

The photo was taken on the first day of the movie's principal photography in front of Kiki's house in the movie. So, I guess, that means this is the final costume.

And it's a horrible costume! Look at those shoes. Look at them. Also, why's her bag so damn dark? And where's the ribbon?

First Look at the Kiki's Delivery Service Movie

Online in Japan, some seemed upset that the movie Kiki doesn't have a big bow in her hair and trashed this press photo because of that.

First Look at the Kiki's Delivery Service Movie

First Look at the Kiki's Delivery Service Movie

Others noted that the movie cannot look too much like the anime, or Studio Ghibli, who's not connected to the movie version, might get upset. Some, however, said the movie version looked fine.

Who knows, maybe the movie will be terrific. Yes, Kiki's Delivery Service was originally a book—a book that, as noted above, Studio Ghibli adapted into a fantastic anime. That's what this movie has to overcome: an iconic anime that has since defined the book. This makes the decision to do a live-action version even more puzzling. The anime is great, so what's the point of a live-action flick?

実写版『魔女の宅急便』待望のキキ写真解禁! [Excite]

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