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Kiki's Delivery Service

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Kiki's Delivery Service
Directed byHayao Miyazaki
Written byHayao Miyazaki (original script)
Based on the book by Eiko Kadono
Produced byHayao Miyazaki
Toru Hara
StarringMinami Takayama
Rei Sakuma
Kappei Yamaguchi
CinematographyShigeo Sugimura
Edited byTakeshi Seyama
Music byJoe Hisaishi
Distributed byStudio Ghibli (Japan)
Buena Vista International (worldwide)
Release dates
July 29, 1989
United States:
December 20, 1990
May 23, 1998
United Kingdom:
November 10, 2003
Running time
102 minutes
Budget¥800,000,000 (estimated)

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 is the only movie from the studio to be owned by Disney instead of Turner Entertainment. It's based on the novel of the same name.

The story

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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.


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Kiki is the main character of this movie, And is a witch. She can fly with a broom stick and has a cat named Jiji. She goes to Koriko town to train as a witch for one year away from home. In this town, she meets Osono and she runs her delivery service in a bakery.

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


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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 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 finally she has a baby. CV:Keiko Toda

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

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