English: Kiki's Delivery Service
Synonyms: Witch's Express Delivery
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 29, 1989
1 hr. 45 min.
G - All Ages
L represents licensing company
Score: 8.241 (scored by 60829 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
adventure comedy fantasy ghibli magic slice of life
SynopsisKiki 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.
Characters & Voice Actors
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.
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 had been helped by Osono a Bread shop owner and gets her a shelter. Kiki wants to help her job by become the deliverer of the shop.
Being the deliverer is not easy especially when you flying in the sky using Flying wood. The problem that Kiki face while delivering the order is great to make watcher get nerves. Also the conflict between her and Tombo "the nerd popular guy" is very enjoyable to watch this.
The story is Ghibli's thypical, simple and well organized. I'm very impressed that every single moment in the story is connected, there are no wasted scene. Also all of the character has important role no one gets abandoned until the end of the story.
As an anime that made in 1989 it is great graphic and artwork. I enjoyed and not bored by the artwork while watching this. The town design with its"Big Ben" is truly fitting the story. without that it won't be the same
Also the appereances of the character is nice. Kiki's with all black but cutie design represent little Witch and townspeoples with their casual 90's costumes.
first off all I interested to watch this because the opening song it is like "The beatles" style, so good to attract the watchers. For the seiyuu we got Kiki who has same VA with edogawa conan. The others character is ghibli thypical, mediocre for me but still enjoyable. The backsound and the ending song is also good. Very enjoyable.
As I said before all of the character has important role.
Kiki's hardworker personality is fitting the main story that focus on services. But she still has witch aspect on her which is she doesn't get well to befriend with many person. Jiji as the supporting character very supported the story. not only he just can talk that represent witches's cats. but he was like Diary for Kiki, place to share the problem.
What I like for the character is the townspeoples's friendly habit. There is no bad people in the stories that friendly atmosphere surely calming your soul.
The first opening song has made me enjoy this series. Continue to the story Kiki's problem and self conflict is made the series very Dynamic and good to see. Also The townspeoples character and well closed ending makes me not bored to watch this.
Kiki's delivery service is a great movie. it maybe old but has golden quality.
Everything is well organize and has good character development and interconnection.
t is recommended show to watch.
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.
Now on to my opinion: I love Kiki and her friendship with Jiji. I empathize with Kiki whenever her facial expression becomes one of uncertainty or hopelessness. I scowl at Tombo for being this annoying and over-friendly kid that sort of ignores Kiki's inner potential as a hard-working witch. I rejoice over too many of the little things, and while this movie lacks an obvious plot, there is this natural unity among the tasks, challenges, and epiphanies of Kiki that work to drive the setting as a place where one can look beyond the troubles of the present and continue to be dedicated to one's personal growth.
So, just for clarification: this is the only Studio Ghibli film I have watched. (I know I should place a bucket over my head now, my apologies) I'm not even aware of what the story-line of Spirited Away is about!
Am I defending that this movie is unique, one-of-a-kind? Yes... and no? *eye-rolls* Fine, it's not extraordinary in its emotional radar or character development. I can concede that the ending appeared out of nowhere, and that the painter/recluse lady freely gave away the central theme with her dialogue. BUT, introducing the almighty "but", the characters really got me, and they got me via hug and kiss on the cheek. It would be a waste of time to just watch a movie solely for the personalities of the people, especially with how basic and straight-forward they are depicted. However, when we add along with that some calm and resonant instrumental music, a bit of gradual sympathetic emotions, brief moments of losing patience then later trickling curiosity, and this wonderful red bow that just brightens every scene, then ta-da! here's Kiki's Delivery Service as well as a package of joy and familiar imperfections.
Kiki was a new-comer; she arrived and settled without anyone's advice. The direction that things head off from there varies by circumstances beyond one's control. As it turned out, Kiki made friends. Friendship is not a motive for certain people, and it wasn't one for her. How do I see it, then? She followed a single duty–to become a better witch–, she performed it not so well, yet by the time her powers were needed most, she flew for the spirit within her that aimed to fulfill her needs as an insistent individual, and why not have her also be the heroine of the day along with saving a close friend?
So, it's time for me to soften up my strengths and recommend this film for all who wish to enjoy its simplicity, sincerity, and serenity.
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.
Both Anime take supernatural elements and tell delightful and charming story. One bases the supernatural elements off the Western culture found in Europe and the other is based off Japan. They also have a historical element of something that has been lost.
Both have the same director.
Both of the characters(which are female) are moving away from home. They both struggle with different situations on their own. And somewhere along they are helped by friends/neighbors.
Basically, young female characters wandering around a fantasy land. In the end they both become strong and independant :]
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.
Two amazing stories about the cute little witches :)
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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