Majo no Takyubin
(Kiki's Delivery Service)
© 1989 Miyazaki Hayao / Tokuma Shoten Publishing / Yamato Transport / Nippon Television Network
© 1998 Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Color / Stereo / 103 minutes / Japanese Language / English Dub
Internationally renownded artist Hayao Miyazaki has created an animation masterpiece in Kiki's Delivery Service. Rarely has the animator's art been so brilliantly rendered as in this delightfully imaginative film.
It is tradition for all yound witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon to learn their craft. That night comes for Kiki, who follows her dream and embarks on the experience of a lifetime. With her chatty black cat, Jiji, she flies off to find the perfect spot in a faraway city. There, a bakery owner befriends Kiki and helps her start her own business: a high-flying delivery service. The job opens up a world of fun-filled escapades and new friendships, including one with Tombo, a boy who dreams one day of flying. As Kiki tries to fit in, she discovers that the confidence she needs to overcome the challenges of growing up is within herself and not her magic.
- Production: Studio Ghibli
- Original Story: Kadono Eiko
- Director: Miyazaki Hayao
- Executive Producer: Tokuma Yasuyoshi, Tsuzuki Mikihiko, Takagi Morihisa
- Screenplay: Miyazaki Hayao
- Music: Hisaishi Joe