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)
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.