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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
Producers: None found, add some
Source: Novel
Duration: 1 hr. 45 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 8.271 (scored by 89,376 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #2352
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #317
Members: 130,060
Favorites: 1,082
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Episodes: /1

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)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kiki
Kiki
Main
Takayama, Minami
Japanese
Takayama, Minami
Jiji
Jiji
Supporting
Sakuma, Rei
Japanese
Sakuma, Rei
Ursula
Ursula
Supporting
Takayama, Minami
Japanese
Takayama, Minami
Kopoli, Tombo
Kopoli, Tombo
Supporting
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Japanese
Yamaguchi, Kappei

Staff

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

Edit Opening Theme

"Rouge no Dengon (ルージュの伝言; Message of Rouge)" by Yumi Arai (Japanese version - "Witch Express Delivery")
"Soaring" by Sydney Forest (English/US Disney version - "Kiki's Delivery Service")

Edit Ending Theme

"I'm Gonna Fly" by Sydney Forest (English/US Disney version - "Kiki's Delivery Service)
"Yasashisa ni Tsutsumareta nara (やさしさに包まれたなら)" by Yumi Arai (Japanese version - "Witch Express Delivery")



More reviewsReviews

Hias
Nov 29, 2014
Kiki's Delivery Service resonates with me more than any other movie I've seen. Filled with inspiration, warmth and tenderness, it's perhaps the best example of a coming-of-age story I've seen in anime to date. While most Ghibli fans prefer the likes of Spirited Away or Mononoke Hime, and while I love and adore those films passionately, I personally feel that Kiki's Delivery Service is their best work, and Miyazaki's best directed film.

Everything about this movie just brings me a smile and always brings me up when I feel down. What makes this movie great is that it doesn't have huge ambition; it's not here to read more
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jet2r0cks
Jun 26, 2007
For my second Hayao Miyazaki movie, I’d say it was pretty good.

I liked the plot of Spirited Away much, much better though. Spirited Away had a more complex and interesting plot, while Kiki’s story was simpler. I guess the advantage of that is it’s easy to understand. As much as I like stories about witches living amongst normal humans, Kiki didn’t really act or live like a witch. She was more of a human who can fly and happens to own a cat that talks.

Since I brought up the subject of the talking cat, I’m glad I picked the English dub over the original read more
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animesthabomb
Aug 8, 2014
Having seen a great number of anime movies, many people are surprised when I tell them that out of them all, Majo no Takkyuubin (or 'Kiki's Delivery Service', as it is also commonly known by) is my favorite. There are multiple reasons why, but I won't let this become a monologue of favoritism being preached at you. Instead, I'm going to give it an objective, in-depth, review. But, keep in mind that, as this movie is actually rather simple and uncomplicated, "in-depth" (for this particular movie) is not very complicated at all.

First, a tiny bit of background...

Majo no Takkyuubin is loosely based off of read more
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olivecrayola
Apr 15, 2010
The first time I heard of this movie was when one of my friends mentioned it as one of the movies on his "to watch" list. I remember looking over the synopses and cover of the movie and wondering what the heck had gotten into him. It's a cartoon, for heaven's sake, how good could it be?
Just a few weeks ago I came down with a cold. It was no ordinary spring cold, but the great granddaddy of all spring colds. I was stuck in bed for around 3 days, during which time I re-acquainted myself with my inner child. read more
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