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Majo no Takkyuubin

Majo no Takkyuubin

Alternative Titles

English: Kiki's Delivery Service
Synonyms: Witch's Express Delivery
Japanese: 魔女の宅急便

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 29, 1989
Duration: 1 hr. 45 min.
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.241 (scored by 60733 users)
Ranked: #2692
Popularity: #246
Members: 86,257
Favorites: 600
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

adventure comedy fantasy ghibli magic slice of life

Synopsis

Kiki is an enterprising young girl who must follow tradition to become a full-fledged witch. Venturing out with only her chatty black cat, Jiji, Kiki flies off for the adventure of a lifetime. Landing in a far-off city, she sets up a high-flying delivery service and begins a wonderful experience of independence and responsibility as she finds her place in the world.

(Source: Disney)

Characters & Voice Actors

Kiki
Kiki
Main
Takayama, Minami
Japanese
Takayama, Minami
D'Amico, Domitilla
Italian
D'Amico, Domitilla
...
Jiji
Jiji
Supporting
Sakuma, Rei
Japanese
Sakuma, Rei
Lemoine, Christophe
French
Lemoine, Christophe
...
Ursula
Ursula
Supporting
Takayama, Minami
Japanese
Takayama, Minami
D'Amico, Domitilla
Italian
D'Amico, Domitilla
...
Osono
Osono
Supporting
Toda, Keiko
Japanese
Toda, Keiko
Palmer, Alisa
German
Palmer, Alisa
...

Staff

Katabuchi, Sunao
Co-Director
Miyazaki, Hayao
Producer, Director, Script
Tanaka, Eiko
Producer
Takahata, Isao
Sound Director



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Jul 25, 2014
jokerdance13
Another great movie from Miyazaki and Ghibli. Kiki's Delivery services is one of potential anime that missed by many people because it is made in 1989 so it is too old for modern anime lovers and newcomers.
- Story
The story of Kiki's delivery service center around Kiki a little witch who has turned 13 years old and according to her family's tradition she must went abroad to become the real witch, in the journey she accompannied by her cat Jiji. Unfortunately everything is not according to the plan she has no Identity card to rent shelter and become homeless in her new town. Accidentally she read more
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Apr 5, 2013
yamonrye
Now I realize that my 10/10 rating seems menacing, but maybe I'm willing to take up the challenge and defend it?

Kiki's Delivery Service doesn't stand out with its main character of a young witch. She seems like an ordinary girl who likes to have fun and be good at what she does, which in her case (or every witch's' case) takes on a whole new level at the age of thirteen. What I'm getting at is that she's designed to be flawed, and what better of a way to dramatize it than during her stay at this random town filled with average modern people.

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Recommendations

Both of these movies have magical themes. Kiki's Delivery Service is slower progressing and dragged a bit in the middle of the movie and Spirited Away is more fast-paced. Kiki's Delivery Service is more basic but they are by the same director and are both very fun to watch.
The corresponding theme for both of these are... witches!

The two anime movies, one being two hours and the other 30 minutes, are set in the ordinary world. Those ordinary worlds though presents magic to witchcraft, opening up the witch presence in the world. The stories follow two young girls who decides to take witchcraft and, as the movies progress on, they start to learn different things in both witch aspect and the experience of independence and such. The main difference is that Kiki goes delivering things whilst she sets in town, and Kagari goes to a witch academy, going towards her dreams.

'Kiki's Delivery Service' is more of a SoL than 'Witch Academy', but either way they both share a really magical atmosphere being both fun and lovely; they have extremely delicious and fluent animation, being practical in the MC's movements on the brooms especially, and the OST brings out the magical feeling even more. If you really enjoyed the movie feel of one of the shows whilst loving the whole witch aspect, then you'll definitely enjoy the other.

Opening Theme

"Rouge no Dengon (ルージュの伝言; Message of Rouge)" by Yumi Arai
"Soaring" by Sydney Forest

Ending Theme

"I'm Gonna Fly" by Sydney Forest
"Yasashisa ni Tsutsumareta nara (やさしさに包まれたなら)" by Yumi Arai

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