Kiki's Delivery Service

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Kiki's Delivery Service
魔女の宅急便
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Produced by Hayao Miyazaki
Toru Hara
Written by Hayao Miyazaki (original script)
Based on the book by Eiko Kadono
Starring Minami Takayama
Rei Sakuma
Kappei Yamaguchi
Music by Joe Hisaishi
Cinematography Shigeo Sugimura
Editing by Takeshi Seyama
Distributed by Toei Company (Japan)
Buena Vista International (worldwide)
Release date(s) Japan:
July 29, 1989
United States:
May 23, 1998
United Kingdom:
November 10, 2003
Running time 102 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Budget ¥800,000,000 (estimated)
$6,927,244.46

Kiki's Delivery Service, known in Japan as 魔女の宅急便 (Majo no Takkyūbin trans. "Witch's Delivery Service"?), is a movie about a witch named Kiki who goes to live on her own for a year, just like all witches must do at her age. It's the fifth anime movie made at Studio Ghibli, and it was made by Hayao Miyazaki, their most famous director. It's based on the novel of the same name.

The story[change | edit source]

It begins with her listening to the radio and hears that there will be a full moon and runs to tell her mother she is leaving to start her training. She then leaves with a cat, Jiji, and while flying on her broom stick, runs into another witch who acts snobby. She then finds a town:Koriko, lives with a pregnant women who runs a bakery with her husband, starts a delivery service. After that, she gets a good friend;Kokiri. But suddenly Kiki loses her magical power so she can't fly with a broom stick and talk with her cat;Jiji. One day, Kokiri is involved in an accident airship.

Characters[change | edit source]

Kiki[change | edit source]

Kiki is the main character of this movie. And she is witche. She can fly with a broom stick to use magical power.She goes Koriko town to pursuit of witche. In this town, she meets Osono and she runs her delivery service;Kiki's Delivery Service.CV:Minami takayama

Jiji[change | edit source]

Jiji is the black cat. He is Kiki' partner and his birthday is same with Kiki. He can talk with Kiki by using Kiki's magical power. He loves a white cat;Lily.CV:Rei Sakuma

Kokiri[change | edit source]

Kokiri is Kiki's mother. And she is witche. She can fly with a broom stick and make a medicine from medical plants.CV:Meiko Nobusawa

Okino[change | edit source]

Okino is Kiki's father.CV:Ko^ichi Miura

Tombo(Kobori)[change | edit source]

Tombo(Kobori) is a boy living in Koriko town. "Tombo" is his nickname and "Kobori" is his real name. He has a longing for flying.CV:Kappei Yamaguchi

Osono[change | edit source]

Osono is the bakery owner in Koriko town. She met Kiki by chance, and she allowed Kiki to live her house. She was pregnant woman and finaly she has a baby. CV:Keiko Toda

Fukuo[change | edit source]

Fukuo is the baker and Osono's husband. He is a quiet and playful person. Also, his name don't be called in the movie. CV:Koichi Yamadera

Ursula[change | edit source]

Ursula is painter. She lives in the forest.When Kiki felt down about her delivery service, Ursula provide Kiki with encouragement. Also, her name isn't said in the movie. CV:Minami Takayama

Maki[change | edit source]

Maki is fashion designer. She is first customer of Kiki's Delivery Service. She lives next to bakery with a white cat. The name of cat is lily.CV:Kikuko Inoue