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Tombo Kopolia fourteen-year-old boy in the city where Kiki settles. He is obsessed with aviation, is a member of a club building a human-powered aircraft, and is at first intrigued only by Kiki's ability to fly. He later becomes her friend, although it is obvious that she awes him. (It is not clear, at least to an English-speaker, whether "Kopoli" is intended as a given name or family name. "Tombo", according to the novel, is a nickname, Japanese for "dragonfly".)
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.