Published on July 21st, 2017 | by Victoria Heinz

Kiki’s Delivery Service Grows Up, Eats Instant Ramen

Studio Ghibli’s Kiki’s Delivery Service stars a 13-year-old witch named Kiki. She’s now been reimagined as a 17-year-old high school student in a new instant ramen spot.

 For Nissin’s “Hungry Day” campaign, the noodle maker roped in manga artist Eisaku Kubonouchi to design older versions of Kiki and her pal Tombo. The commercial’s theme is 青春 (seishun) or “youth,” and in it, Kiki confesses her romantic feelings to Tombo.
Kiki’s Delivery Service was originally a novel by Eiko Kadono, but this short anime clip does seem to draw from the Ghibli retelling. (Just check out how it depicts Kiki’s cat, Jiji!) Tombo, however, looks different: hip and handsome, and not very Ghibliesque. I always thought he turned out differently when he grew up.

Tags: , , , , , ,

About the Author

Leave a Reply

Back to Top ↑
  • Hello and welcome :)

    Welcome to the number one fan site on Studio Ghibli, we aim to bring you all the latest news, updates, media and facts about everything Ghibli.

    Questions? Email us -

  • Newsletter

    Sign up for all new Ghibli news and offers. We send these rarely so make sure to pack them with great content from the world of Studio Ghibli.
  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

    • Calendar

      September 2019
      M T W T F S S
      « Aug    
    • Archives

    bagzon google chrome download free latest version free software downloads windows 7 new blogger templates 2013 free download themesinc