Kikis Delivery Service Alternative Titles
English: Kiki's Delivery Service
Synonyms: Witch's Express Delivery
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 29, 1989
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Walt Disney Studios, GKIDS
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Magic, Romance, Fantasy
Duration: 1 hr. 43 min.
Rating: G - All Ages
Score: 8.231 (scored by 266,723 users)1 indicates a weighted score. Ranked: #2782
Kiki, a 13-year-old witch by training, must spend a year living alone in a remote town to become a full-fledged witch. Away from family and friends, Kiki carries on this tradition as she flies out into the open world on a broom with her black cat Jiji.
As she settles down in the seaside town of Koriko, Kiki struggles to adapt and ends up wandering the streets without a place to stay - until she meets Osono, who offers Kiki a boarding house in exchange for delivery for her little bakery. Not long after, Kiki decided to open his own courier service with a broom, starting his journey of independence. In his quest to find his place among the townsfolk, Kiki brings with him exciting new experiences and understands the true meaning of responsibility.
Kopoli Tombo-Supporting-Yamaguchi Kappei
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.