Majo no Takkyuubin

Kiki's Delivery Service

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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
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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


Score: 8.221 (scored by 385948385,948 users)
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Ranked: #3512
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Popularity: #374
Members: 593,348
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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.

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

Characters & Voice Actors


Takayama, Minami


Sakuma, Rei


Takayama, Minami

Kopoli, Tombo

Yamaguchi, Kappei

Osono's husband

Yamadera, Kouichi


Toda, Keiko


Seki, Hiroko


Katou, Haruko




Nobusawa, Mieko


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


Opening Theme

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")

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")


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 ...

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