Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989).

May 8, 2017

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IMDb: A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

 

It’s a beautiful, sweet and very heart-warming tale about a 13 year-old witch trying to navigate her way through life after breaking free from her parents’ care (as per the witches’ tradition.)

We see her struggle and work hard in order to support herself as well as her trusty sidekick Jiji, a cute black talking cat. This element of the story is my favorite and inadvertently struck a chord with me. Kiki being so headstrong and resilient endears her all the more to me. That scene where she had to deliver something despite the rain? Girrrrl. ?

I am slowly building my Studio Ghibli top favorites and this now goes straight to second place, with Howl’s Moving Castle at number one (just because I have an eternal lust for Howl). Eww.

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