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UrsulaAn artist in her late teens, who lives—for the summer, at least—in a one-room cabin in a wooded area outside of Koriko. She takes an "older-sister" role to Kiki, explaining Kiki's temporary inability to fly in terms of "artist's block," and telling her gifts—whether the ability to paint, to be a witch, or to bake bread—must be used, not rejected.
Majo no Takkyuubin (Kiki's Delivery Service) is a story about a thirteen year old girl who embarks on her one year journey away from home. Let's take a closer look at some important elements noticed throughout the film. Spoiler alert: The article contains plot developments.
Kiki's Delivery Service is on the surface, a sweet and gentle coming-of-age story. While that is true, there's still more to it. These quotes illuminate the themes of inspiration, motivation, true friendship, and what to do when it starts to feel like life is stealing your essence from you.