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Cup Noodles Launches 'Hungry Days' Animated CM Series

by sevenPocky
Jun 18, 2017 10:30 PM | 14 Comments

On Monday, Nissin Foods' Cup Noodles brand launched an animated commercial message (CM) series for 2017 titled Hungry Days: Aoharu ka yo. The project, which follows the theme of "youth," was first teased on June 8 with a trailer narrated by Megumi Hayashibara.

The first installment of the series features the protagonist of Majo no Takkyuubin (Kiki's Delivery Service) as a 17-year-old high school witch, four years older than her appearance in the original film. Rock band BUMP OF CHICKEN performs the theme song "Kinen Satsuei" with vocalist and guitarist Motoo Fujiwara composing the song.

Kiki is a 17-year-old high school witch living in Yokohama. In that town, she lives peacefully with her black cat Jiji. She has faint feelings for her childhood friend Tombo who attends the same school as her. One day, by chance, she sees Tombo being confessed to by a junior, and she feels a tug in her heart. Will Kiki be able to deliver her feelings?

Kiki: Minami Hamabe (live-action Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.)
Tombo: Yuki Kaji (Boku no Hero Academia)

Director: Show Yanagisawa
Episode Director: Jun Soga (Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai episode director)
Art Director: Yuusuke Takeda (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex)
Character Design: Eisaku Kubonouchi (Makunouchi mangaka)
Key Animation, Animation Director: Yuuichi Takahashi (Sekiranun Graffiti)
Studio: Tatsunoko Production

30-second CM

Studio Ghibli produced the original 1989 fantasy film with Hayao Miyazaki as the producer, director, and writer. Majo no Takkyuubin is an adaptation of the Japanese novel of the same name written by Eiko Kadono and illustrated by Akiko Hayashi. The film is a winner of the Animage Anime Grand Prix Award.

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Source: Comic Natalie

Hungry Days: Aoharu ka yo. on MAL

14 Comments Recent Comments

May 17, 4:20 AM by tsubasalover

(Original? A bit of Kimi no Na wa.?)

Jan 25, 2018 7:02 PM by tsubasalover

The new one is out, and this time it's Sazae-san. The main boy (Masuo) is by Nobunaga Shimazaki.

Nov 21, 2017 8:41 PM by tsubasalover

Didn't bother looking if there was other threads about this since this came up first in google but..
Maybe the original post could be used to track the campaign? Well although evidently it'd be better if the mal page was cleaned up a bit but oh well.

Sep 26, 2017 4:33 PM by 3Rton

Ugh. Didn't like it at all. I love Kiki's delivery service, but this looks nothing like the original. Hope they won't succeed in making it into full series.

Jul 14, 2017 1:19 AM by akamurai

Saw this on YouTube. It was trending.

Jun 20, 2017 11:33 AM by Leo

The movie was my favorite childhood Miyazaki film, but I'm not interested in this thing...

Jun 19, 2017 1:34 PM by Chouninatte

that was really cool, I feel like I could watch an actual series of Kiki. The music reminds me of Your Lie in April for whatever reason.

The 30 second version is so much better than the 15 second one on their channel... it would really suck to see the 15 sec one first lol

Jun 19, 2017 6:49 AM by rpn101

I don't get why they used Kiki in the first place. It also looks like a generic love story. Too bad.

Jun 19, 2017 6:21 AM by Intereo

looks pretty good. i will keep an eye on it

Jun 19, 2017 6:15 AM by elior1

I saw this earlier today on Twitter. Nice to see Ghibli's characters redesigned and set in the present time. Looking forward to what the other CMs are going to be about.

Jun 19, 2017 5:12 AM by Samii

The male lead was totally strange! He should been used as a typical background! Good thing that this was one of cm stuff. Otherwise, its nice!

Jun 19, 2017 1:48 AM by SkyDrop

Whoa, Kiki is brought to the present now!

Jun 19, 2017 12:27 AM by Daisuki

Hmm... Interesting I guess. I'll try to keep an eye on this maybe? I'm not too sure.

Jun 18, 2017 10:36 PM by Wasshio

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