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Mar 24, 2016 8:22 PM

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Such a cute movie :3 Gives me that nostalgic and cozy feel like with Totoro, although I liked Totoro more.

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Mich666 said:

There you go, clear answer:
http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/kiki/faq.html
(tl;dr: It has to do with her growing up and getting independent. Her (childhood) powers were lost due to losing her ideals (e.g. with her first disillusion she lost her trust in herself) and her (adult) powers were regained as she was working towards the goal she believed in (saving someone important to her). Jiji will never talk to her again as she doesn't need his guidance anymore.


Thanks for the link and info. It answered all of my questions! =)

But damn. It's sad that Jiji can't talk anymore. =(


Interestingly, Miyazaki chose to edit out Jiji's final line in the newer release. Originally, Jiji can talk again once Kiki gets her powers back, but now Jiji stays a normal cat. I agree that it has to do with growing up, but I think maybe Kiki was subconsciously giving Jiji the ability to talk with her magic because she was lonely. Now that she has her own friends and life, she isn't doing that anymore, so Jiji went back to being a normal cat. Kids will like the original ending, but I think the newer ending is smarter :)
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May 16, 2016 12:57 PM

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Unlike Phenomanan I actually liked this film more, Totoro had some great scenes but Kiki was amazing from start to end.
Shame Jiji wont talk anymore, love how caring he was for her, he still is ... but without the voice ^^

Anyhow, this was a very warm and comforting film.

10/10
 
Aug 29, 2016 9:18 AM

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The old man was proud of his broom, just like it inspired the same to the viewers. xDDD

A simple coming of age story of moving on, finding new purpose in life, adjusting to new environment and independent. I was hoping the characters can be more human, it helps a lot in my enjoyment in that case. Nothing much to add, I just love Kiki's angry face for some reasons. :DDD

Jiji best cat and him found a female companion and was no longer able to talk to Kiki seemingly trying to imply about moving on in life, at least that's how I've seen.

8/10.
 
Sep 14, 2016 5:09 AM

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Wow this is a great movie , its a shame that I just only watch it today
The lessons we can get can help us in our life
I will give it 8/10
I was amazed of the animation even though it was produce in 1989
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Dec 14, 2016 5:19 PM
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I saw this movie not too long ago and it really gripped my heart through its fun
storytelling. Really adorable film that's bound to make somebody smile somewhere.
 
Dec 27, 2016 9:00 PM

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This was really very good. The stortline regarding how Kiki falls into problems and come out of it seems so much realistic . I give 9/10
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Mar 3, 2017 10:18 PM

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This is probably one of my least favorite Miyazaki movies. A very unpopular opinion, but I just think this movie is average compared to his other works.

I personally love Jiji (with Phil Hartman's voice). I completely understand the intentions of him not speaking at the end but for some reason every time I watch this film, the idea of Kiki not being able to talk to Jiji kills it for me. I'm also not a fan of Kiki's approach to Tombo -- It seems like she has trouble processing negative emotions throughout the whole movie. I know it's to show she still needs growth in all aspects of her life, but I just find it a tad aggravating.

5/10
 
Apr 6, 2017 3:45 PM

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I don't know why, but I found this movie so uninteresting. It looks like it didn't fit my taste at all.

5/10. Music and art are + for sure.
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May 10, 2017 12:01 AM

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I watched it subbed. Pretty good. I may be being generous and I may reconsider later, but I gave it an 8.
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May 17, 2017 12:23 PM

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Underrated movie. One of Miyazakis very best. Masterpiece.
 
Jun 11, 2017 6:00 AM

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I watched it dub and i liked it .
I don't understand why people are badmouthing dub . Ofcourse , if you watch sub first and then dub , you would not like it .
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Jul 23, 2017 3:28 PM

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Saw the GKIDS screening today with my mom. Really liked it overall. It has the same whimsical sense of childhood/joy that Totoro does while also adding a bit more peril.

I really liked the scene where Kiki and Ursula talked about what could be keeping Kiki from flying and Ursula compared it to her artist's block. I also liked that it emphasized that taking a break is okay sometimes and you shouldn't try to force things.

The only thing that's keeping my score at an 8/the movie out of my top 10 is the fact that the ending wasn't really a proper resolution. Does Kiki get over her crippling social anxiety and get accepted with the other kids? Is her specialty really...delivery?

Oh, and I know Miyazaki/the original author had a proper reason for Jiji still not being able to talk at the end, but...fuck that bullshit. Jiji was best girl cat. R.I.P. Phil Hartman. I'm going to go out of my way to look for the release that has him say a line at the end in the English dub.
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Aug 18, 2017 5:24 PM

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Watch it last night. Simple is the best, the term that I always love when it's implemented well. Kiki's Delivery Service is success at portraying how Kiki's grown up through her independent time. This movie didn't bore me up, the story is more dynamic, thou it is just a daily life of Kiki and Jiji.

Also, we could see how mature Kiki's become from time to time. Hardship, struggle, and love all helped Kiki to grow up to be a fine person. All in all, I give it a solid 8/10.
 
Sep 30, 2017 2:30 PM

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A truly beautiful, funny, nice, and heartwarming film. Truly a Ghibli classic!!
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Dec 23, 2017 4:05 PM

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Expected so much from the trailer and the cover but really disappointed
 
Feb 15, 2018 12:42 PM

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Loved every second of it a truly beautiful movie and this was sadly the last episode of Ghibli movies that I haven't watched but hey at least Hayao Miyazaki last movie is in progress now. 8/10
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Feb 17, 2018 7:28 AM

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Relaxing movie that reminds me of the Flying Witch anime. There is not only goodness, but everyday life, even with sad days; this is what I really appreciated. The backgrounds are magnificent, who knows from which city they were taken, always if it exists in reality. Question, does anyone know anything about it? Thanks in advance.

8/10
 
Feb 19, 2018 9:50 AM

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The backgrounds are magnificent, who knows from which city they were taken, always if it exists in reality. Question, does anyone know anything about it? Thanks in advance.

During the production phase, Hayao Miyazaki and his artists traveled to Sweden to research for the film. The photographs they took of Stockholm and Visby, formed the basis of the fictional city of Koriko. The city also contains elements of Lisbon, Paris, San Francisco, and Milan.

The street name signs in the city have been copied from those used in Stockholm, down to using the names (or parts of names) of existing Stockholm streets and squares in at least two scenes, including "Klara Norra Ky" taken from Klara Norra Kyrkogata (Northern Klara Church Street).

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097814/trivia?ref_=tt_ql_2
 
Feb 19, 2018 11:22 AM

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zodd0 said:
terrablu2003 said:
The backgrounds are magnificent, who knows from which city they were taken, always if it exists in reality. Question, does anyone know anything about it? Thanks in advance.

During the production phase, Hayao Miyazaki and his artists traveled to Sweden to research for the film. The photographs they took of Stockholm and Visby, formed the basis of the fictional city of Koriko. The city also contains elements of Lisbon, Paris, San Francisco, and Milan.

The street name signs in the city have been copied from those used in Stockholm, down to using the names (or parts of names) of existing Stockholm streets and squares in at least two scenes, including "Klara Norra Ky" taken from Klara Norra Kyrkogata (Northern Klara Church Street).

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097814/trivia?ref_=tt_ql_2


Many thanks for the information, so there is not just one place to visit. I will try to discover at least the places taken in the city of Milan for now.
 
May 2, 2018 2:13 PM
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What's with Tombo looking exactly like Wally from Where's Wally? It's almost like they're the same character xd

Speaking of Tombo, did anyone else notice that both Kiki's dad and Tombo are goofy and kind guys with glasses? I think it was a hint that Kiki will marry him just the way her mom married someone similar.

The art was so beautiful, especially in 89 standarts. The city was like a mix of Istanbul and some cities in Italy. Of course Istanbul isn't much of an amazing city like it used to be due to overpopulation but it still reminded me of it a little.

I also really liked Jiji but his name kinda confuses me. Isn't jiji a slang for "old man" in Japanese? Maybe it's pronounced a bit different, I'm not sure. Overall it was a nice movie with a nice message. Sometimes you feel down and you somehow don't have that motivation you usually have, those things can just happen for no appearant reason and they'll be temporary if you don't let it drain your hope.

Oh, and I think Jiji WAS able to talk to Kiki again once she got her powers back. It wasn't a coincidence that she realized her powers were gone just after she realized Jiji wasn't talking to her anymore. In fact him not talking to her is what made her go "wait, am I losing my flying ability?" in the first place. So yeah, their communication most likely went back to normal once she started flying again.
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Aug 8, 2018 3:52 AM

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That was incredibly boring. I barely watched the first half before the boredom started to turn into irritation. Dropped.
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Sep 10, 2018 7:41 AM
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Kiki

do you love me?

Are you riding?

Say you'll never ever leave from beside me

Cause I want ya

and I need ya

And I'm down for you always
 
Dec 27, 2018 2:52 PM

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Truly a timeless classic, one I would recommend to anyone. I was moved all over again by it.

The town Kiki chose wasn't welcoming at first, and disheartened she almost went to another one, but she was lucky enough to run into the kind Osono, and her hot, silent husband who loves cats. They were such a warm family, and they received her with open arms! Tombo, and Ursula were great too, just like that gentle old lady, and Bertha. Kiki was really fortunate with her meetings, she truly made that town her home, and I love it! Jiji is also really cute.
 
Apr 12, 7:50 AM

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I watched this once I was a brat
Watching this again made me "D'awww"
Also who put onions everywhere? Damn those onion ninjas
Made me feel like a brat again

The ending is way too exaggerated, Kiki saved Tombo and everyone was like happy
They celebrate it like nothing dangerous happening
The airballoon is still there and it's dangerous :P

Kinda wish it was longer
I want more of these character and how they progress
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May 17, 7:56 AM
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A beautiful movie with a happy ending 😀. It's fun and very entertaining. I loved the story and the characters.
I think it would have been a good idea to produce an anime series about this story, especially for children, I think it would have been successful. Well, it was a pleasant experience to see another movie from Studio Ghibli. NEXT!
 
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Perhaps this film sins in not having much brio, but not in sympathy, good the magic component, even if little, although there are references to the world of witches. It is not very engaging perhaps because of the narrative rhythm which is very bland and one almost falls asleep watching it, but to keep alive the attention there are the magnificent backgrounds that portray a truly splendid city in its foreshortenings, a bit like it happens in " Aria the Animation ". The issues addressed are serious: independence, dealing with different realities from those of one's place of birth, the relationship with others. All reasons that have a commonality with young people. Excellent scenographic designs and effects, as expected from Studio Ghibli. Hayao Miyazaki's hand feels feeble. Fantasy is less pronounced than in the previous film "Totoro". A curiosity that is noted in "Totoro" and this film, is that in both appear plants of purple Iris and not, what a strange coincidence, don't you think?

8/10
 
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