Studio Ghibli remains the anime studio to beat thanks to its ever-expanding catalogue of films that fans rightfully think can be described as "legendary". With the studio working on a new movie that is touted as the final film for director Hayao Miyazaki, one fan has decided to imagine what one of Ghibli's biggest movies might have looked like had it made its way into the video game world. While Ghibli has worked in the video game world before, Kiki's Delivery Service could make for one of the "coziest" games released.
Kiki's Delivery Service was one of the earliest movies that helped put Studio Ghibli on the map, first hitting theaters in 1989 and presenting a heart-warming story in which the titular Kiki attempts to find her way in life while using her supernatural powers to fly across the sky and make some important deliveries along the way. Ghibli hasn't often returned to their stories with sequels, though we would imagine that if the animation studio was ever to return to any of their previous worlds, Kiki's would be a major entry that might be considered. Ironically enough, this movie also saw the first partnership between Ghibli and Disney, a partnership that was recently renewed as the former created a new animated short that saw Grogu teaming up with the adorable characters of Spirited Away.
Kiki's Gaming Service
Twitter Fan Artist Cloud Trumpets took the opportunity to share this re-imagined take on one of Studio Ghibli's biggest films, with Kiki's Delivery Service set to make a return, along with so many other Ghibli properties, for the animation studio's amusement park that has opened in Japan:
What if Kiki's Delivery Service was a cozy video game? 🧹✨ pic.twitter.com/y6yQOyducj— Amour (@cloudtrumpets) December 1, 2022
Studio Ghibli has dove into the world of video games before, with their work on Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch having their animation style all over it. While Ghibli hasn't confirmed that it will be returning to the video game medium any time soon, it's clear that the studio is willing to continue crossing over to work with other companies on new projects.
Which Studio Ghibli project would you love to see receive a video game in the future? Have you played Ghibli's Ni No Kuni? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of Ghibli.