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

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Ranked: #2532
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Popularity: #344
Members: 220,016
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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.

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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
Supporting
Toda, Keiko
Japanese
Osono's husband
Supporting
Yamadera, Kouichi
Japanese
Okino
Supporting
Miura, Kouichi
Japanese
Kokiri
Supporting
Nobusawa, Mieko
Japanese
Lilly
Supporting
Roufujin
Supporting
Katou, Haruko
Japanese

Staff

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


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")

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

Nov 29, 2014
Hias (All reviews)
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
Jun 26, 2007
jet2r0cks (All reviews)
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
Apr 15, 2010
olivecrayola (All reviews)
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
Feb 23, 2018
NothingReally (All reviews)
*I'm spoiling the hell out of Kiki. You know how this works.*

OBVIOUS NOTE: Unlike my previous reviews, I'm not trying to comment on every single aspect of this anime. I don't talk about art, animation, sound, music, some important scenes, random anecdotes I could bring up for the sake of doing so, and I don't think I really discuss Miyazaki himself very much. Talk to me about the film or watch it with me to hear anything else that didn't make it in this review.


I’m not a person to assign the waifu title to anime girls, but admittedly my first “girlfriend” was a read more

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