It is a well-known masterpiece released in 1989, but the most impressive one is the scene where Kiki, the main character who started the work of TA-Q-BIN, delivers herring pie to a girl.
When it was broadcast on NTV’s Friday Road Show on April 29, there were various opinions on the internet about this scene. On the official Twitter of the program, the thoughts of Hayao Miyazaki, who was the director, were posted.
What kind of scene? A word of “I don’t like this pie.”
An old lady who asks Kiki to work tries to make a herring pie for her granddaughter’s party, but the oven isn’t working well. Kiki helps her use firewood for baking with her familiar hands and delivers a freshly baked herring pie to her granddaughter.
Kiki is exposed to heavy rain and is carried while careful not to get wet. But at her front door, her granddaughter called out into her house, “I got another herring pie from my grandma,” and signed her receipt, saying, “I don’t like this pie.” A word to the house. Kiki looks hurt.
After that, Kiki worries about her “work” and even falls into a slump where she catches a cold and falls asleep and cannot fly with a broom.
What is Hayao Miyazaki’s idea? “Common things in the world”
The official Twitter of the Friday Road Show will send out tips related to the work during the broadcast. As one of them, he mentioned that “I think there are many people who were shocked” about this herring pie scene and introduced Mr Miyazaki’s words that he “likes” the way his granddaughter speaks.
“I like how the girl at that party talks when she comes out. That’s an honest way of saying that I’m not lying. I don’t like it, I don’t need it, but grandma again. Send me a dish. That kind of thing is expected in the world.
In that case, it would be shocking for Kiki and could be very damaging, but many things in the world must be swallowed like that. “
“When I was a kid, I knew I didn’t like it …”
Regarding the herring pie scene, the following views are raised on Twitter.
“When I was a kid, I simply recognized that I was a disgusting person, but I somehow guessed the situation when I became an adult.”
“I understand the feeling of being a nuisance that my grandchildren feel.”
“I’m receiving it while complaining, and I’m not particularly bad about Kiki. I’m a good boy.”
“My granddaughter may change her mind when she grows up. The day may come when she misses herring pies.”
A work by Ghibli that many people have been familiar with since childhood. As the years went by, many people said that their feelings changed and that they were able to take on new perspectives, and the depth of Ghibli’s work is drawing attention again.