8 REASONS TO LOVE ‘KIKI’S DEVLIERY SERVICE’

“We each need to find our own inspiration, Kiki. Sometimes it’s not easy” – Ursula

Kiki’s Delivery Service, directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli, tells the story of a young witch named Kiki. She moves to a new town and uses her ability to fly to make a living by delivering parcels to people. The movie was released in 1989 and has won many awards such as the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize (for best anime, best female character and best anime theme song), the Mainichi Film Award (for best animated film) and the Japan Academy Prize (for the ‘special award’ and the popularity award).

  1. Some themes explored throughout the movie include the independence and the reliance teenage girls can display

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  2. These above themes tie in nicely to the major theme of the movie – Kiki’s transition into adulthood

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  3. Kiki is a relatable character who struggles with many problems people face during adolescence including finding a job, seeking acceptance and learning to take care of oneself

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  4. The concept of vulnerability is also explored throughout the film

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  5. Jiji is an amazing cat

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  6. Kiki learns to overcome her problems – the main crisis she faces is her loss of her ability to fly. During this time, she learns that being vulnerable can help her to learn valuable lessons and better understand herself

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  7. Ursula gives some awesome advice

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  8. All the characters Kiki surrounds herself are incredible – they are supportive and kind

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