Kiki's Delivery Service (2014 film)

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Kiki's Delivery Service
Kiki's Delivery Service 2014 poster.jpg
Official movie poster
Directed by Takashi Shimizu
Produced by Haruo Umekawa
Screenplay by
Based on Kiki's Delivery Service
by Eiko Kadono
Starring Fūka Koshiba
Ryōhei Hirota
Music by Taro Iwashiro[1]
Cinematography Sohei Tanikawa[1]
Edited by Ayumu Takahashi[1]
Production
company
Distributed by Toei Company Ltd.
Release date
  • March 1, 2014 (2014-03-01) (Japan)
Running time
108 minutes[1]
Country Japan[1]
Language Japanese

Kiki's Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便, Majo no Takkyūbin) is a Japanese film released in 2014. It was directed by Takashi Shimizu and based on the children's fantasy novel of the same name.[2][3]

Cast[edit]

[1]

Release[edit]

Kiki's Delivery Service was released in Japan on March 1, 2014.[1] It was the third highest-grossing film on its release in Japan, making ¥128 million (US$1.25 million) from 117,000 admissions on 281 screens.[4]

Reception[edit]

Film Business Asia gave the film a four out of ten rating, referring to the film as "bland, charmless and undramatic".[1] The review stated that actress Fuka Koshiba was "way too mature for the 13-year-old, waifish Kiki and has a forced perkiness that drags the action down" and stated that "the visual and special effects are more run-of-the-mill 20th century than state-of-the-art 21st"[1] Variety gave the film a negative review, noting "its charmless heroine, leaden storytelling and dime-store production values unlikely to bewitch anyone except tiny tots."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Elley, Derek (March 2, 2014). "Kiki's Delivery Service". Film Business Asia. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  2. ^ "Live-Action Kiki's Delivery Service's Teaser Video Streamed". Anime News Network. 2013-10-25. Retrieved 2013-10-28.
  3. ^ "More of Live-Action Kiki's Delivery Service Cast Revealed in Costume". Anime News Network. 2013-06-09. Retrieved 2013-10-28.
  4. ^ Ma, Kevin (March 4, 2014). "The Hobbit tops Japan box office". Film Business Asia. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  5. ^ Lee, Maggie (March 1, 2014). "Kiki's Delivery Service". Variety. Retrieved March 18, 2014.

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