Majo no Takkyuubin


Kiki's Delivery Service

Edit
What would you like to edit?
 

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Witch's Express Delivery
Japanese: 魔女の宅急便
English: Kiki's Delivery Service
German: Kikis kleiner Lieferservice
Spanish: Nicky, la Aprendiz de Bruja
French: Kiki's Delivery Service
More titles

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 29, 1989
Producers: Streamline Pictures
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Award WinningAward Winning, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 1 hr. 43 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 8.221 (scored by 381849381,849 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3452
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #374
Members: 587,011
Favorites: 5,867

Available At


Resources


Streaming Platforms

May be unavailable in your region.
8.22
Ranked #345Popularity #374Members 587,011
Add to My List
Episodes: /1

Synopsis

Kiki, a 13-year-old witch-in-training, must spend a year living on her own in a distant town in order to become a full-fledged witch. Leaving her family and friends, Kiki undertakes this tradition when she flies out into the open world atop her broomstick with her black cat Jiji.

As she settles down in the coastal town of Koriko, Kiki struggles to adapt and ends up wandering the streets with no place to stay—until she encounters Osono, who offers Kiki boarding in exchange for making deliveries for her small bakery. Before long, Kiki decides to open her own courier service by broomstick, beginning her journey to independence. In attempting to find her place among the townsfolk, Kiki brings with her exciting new experiences and comes to understand the true meaning of responsibility.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

The film won the 1989 Animage's Anime Grand Prix Award.

Related Anime


Characters & Voice Actors

Kiki

Main
Takayama, Minami
Japanese

Jiji

Supporting
Sakuma, Rei
Japanese

Ursula

Supporting
Takayama, Minami
Japanese

Kopoli, Tombo

Supporting
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Japanese

Osono's husband

Supporting
Yamadera, Kouichi
Japanese

Osono

Supporting
Toda, Keiko
Japanese

Bertha

Supporting
Seki, Hiroko
Japanese

Roufujin

Supporting
Katou, Haruko
Japanese

Lilly

Supporting

Kokiri

Supporting
Nobusawa, Mieko
Japanese

Staff

Miyazaki, Hayao
Producer, Director, Script
Tanaka, Eiko
Producer
Takahata, Isao
Sound Director
Medel, Jennifer
Script


Edit

Opening Theme

Preview
Spotify
Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"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")




Reviews

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 ...
Jul 25, 2009
Mixed Feelings
For Kiki, a young witch-in-training, the time has come to spend a year away from home. During this time, she is to mature as a person and develop into a full witch. Accompanied by her talking black cat, Jiji, Kiki will move into a new town where she will make new friends, start her own business, and even develop her first love interest. But most importantly, Kiki will come to truly understand herself and the magic that comes from within.

Kiki's Delivery Service is a very sweet story and is presented in typical Studio Ghibli fashion. Animation is detailed and beautiful, and the soundtrack is enjoyable ...
Jun 29, 2019
I genuinely cannot comprehend a bigger waste of time than watching a movie about a 'witch' who does nothing but fly on a broom. They don't even have a wand. They don't cast any magic. They waste their monumental supernatural abilities on delivering useless trinkets in return for pitiful wages. This isn't inspiring or empowering on any remote level, and having been in an open relationship with a third-generation wicken for several years, I find its depiction of witchcraft to be wholly unconvincing.

What's more, the director seemingly forgot that the cat could talk about three quarters of the way through the film. For a ...

Interest Stacks

35 Entries · 20 Restacks
by clairey
50 Entries · 3 Restacks

Recommendations


Recent News

North American Anime & Manga Releases for August

North American Anime & Manga Releases for August

Here are the North American anime & manga releases for August Week 1: August 4 - 10 Anime Releases Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka II (I...read more

North American Anime & Manga Releases for October

North American Anime & Manga Releases for October

Here are the North American anime & manga releases for October Week 1: October 3 - 9 Anime Releases Danganronpa 3: The End of Kibougamine Gakuen - Mirai-hen Comp...read more


Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Majo no Takkyuubin Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
Beatnik - Jul 9, 2008
122 repliesby gannoncannon55 »»
Mar 14, 10:09 PM
Have you grown up watching Ghibli movies?
Reckless_weeb - Jun 12, 2022
32 repliesby Zombunny343 »»
Aug 28, 2022 1:57 PM
Moral of the story?
QueenModdy - Jun 13, 2011
8 repliesby HibiChika »»
Jan 19, 2022 12:44 PM
About the cat.
Sonata - Mar 28, 2016
8 repliesby Rob7 »»
Apr 21, 2021 5:02 PM
Kiki's Delivery Service ---> Amazon Drone Delivery
J_LEE_C - Mar 29, 2018
13 repliesby LIQfilms »»
Mar 30, 2018 1:02 PM

Recent Featured Articles

Top 20 Best Anime Movies to Kick-Start 2016

Top 20 Best Anime Movies to Kick-Start 2016

Tons of good anime movies have been made over the years. But why settle for good? We present to you a list of not 5, not 10, but 20 of some of the best anime movies in existence! Dig in and find some new and interesting Japanese animated movies to watch this year!
Top 18 Best Magic Anime of All Time [Updated]

Top 18 Best Magic Anime of All Time [Updated]

Spells, potions, and grand magical adventures. Discover your next anime obsession on our list of the best magic anime of all time.

by NicWat10

1,422,226 views