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A live action version of Kiki’s Delivery Service has been announced. The film will be directed by Juon (a.k.a. The Grugde) director Takashi Shimizu. Kiki will be portrayed by Fuka Koshiba, a 16 year old ice skater turned actress.

The film won’t necessarily be a remake of Miyazaki’s animated classic, but will instead be a new adaptation based on the original novel by Japanese author Eiko Kadono.

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Finally finished compiling some nice photos of all of these figures~

Each measures roughly 3-4 cm/1-1.5 in. small enough to fit in your hand.  They make nice desk companions~

Please shoot me an email at WinnieBeatles(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject “Hatofigure Commission” if you are interested in commissioning me to make you one.  I am charging $25 each (not including shipping).  

I will not start fulfilling commissions (or taking money for them) until I return to my home in mid-February.  I will fulfill as many orders as I can before I leave for Kyoto in April.

In the meantime, feel free to email me to reserve a spot and I’ll let you know when I’m ready to start.

Thanks to everybirdy who has shown interest in my little Hatofigures so far!

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In the last week I was in Japan, my family and I went to Kobe and visited two Hatoful locations.  The second place we went to was the Torimi Cafe.  It was a must-visit for me, and was well worth the trek. 

The cafe is just as adorable as the game depicts.  My family and I were welcomed with an adorable reservation sign on one of the table closest to the bird cage.  I actually got to see Azami’s face claim while I was there, which was great since she’s one of my favorite characters in the game.

The food was delicious, and adorable.  We all got a little birdie bread of our own, and I couldn’t say no to one of the birdifully artsy parfaits.  I chose the java sparrow one of course.  Black sesame ice cream with lots of fruit and other tasty treats hidden under it.

I bought I few souvenirs including a pen, a postcard, a sticker sheet and Damu’s first volume of the Okosan volume.  And before we left, the cafe owner gave us some adorable bird-shaped cookies.

I can’t thank Moa enough for being so helpful and patient with directions for both the cafe and the zoo and reserving us a spot at Torimi.  It was a wonderful day I will never forget it!