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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 65704 users)
Ranked: #2602
Popularity: #258
Members: 93,619
Favorites: 630
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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Aug 8, 2014
animesthabomb
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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Nov 29, 2014
Hias
*This review may contain some very slight spoilers*


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 read more
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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.
If you liked the overall feel of Whisper of The Heart, then you will defiantly like Kiki's Delivery Service. Both are Ghibli movies(although Whisper of the Heart isn't directed by Miyazaki), about a girl on a journey to find her place in the world, be who she wants to be, and find love(more so in Whisper of the Heart). Both are in a relaxing setting, where nothing moves too fast or too slow, and both have great themes of life(growing up, being yourself, love,dreams,etc).Shizuku and Kiki are both similar in personality. Both are movies that will leave an impact on you of some sort, and will leave you with a good feeling inside.

Whisper of The Heart has a spin-off story called The Cat Returns.

Kiki's Delivery Service feels a little more finished(Whisper of The Heart feels like it should have had 5-10 more minutes of movie before the ending)

Whisper of The Heart is more realistic, while Kiki's Delivery Service has magic.

Both have surprising facts(Whisper of The Hearts OP is a Japanese version of an American folk song, and the ED for Kiki's Delivery Service is later covered by Maaya Sakamoto for the OVA(soon to be TV adapted) Tamayura).



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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