Kiki's Delivery Service

Hey guys!
Welcome to another installment of my Studio Ghibli review series. Today I’m going to talk about Kiki’s Delivery Service, a 1989 production which is based on Eiko Kadono’s novel of the same name. So, let’s get down to it!

The Plot (as provided on Letterboxd):

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.

The Rating:

Oh, this film is adorable. It is simply cute in just about every aspect. The character design is great, the music to go with the story fits perfectly and the story itself is lovely.

To be honest, there’s nothing that I can critique about this film. Although I did enjoy it, I wasn’t as impressed, enchanted or enamored as I was with other Studio Ghibli productions.

For this review series, I am re-watching a bunch of films I already knew (Kiki’s Delivery Service included) and see some other for the very first time. I remember watching Princess Mononoke or Spirited Away for the first time and being absolutely transfixed. Of course, that’s a rather high standard to hold of Studio Ghibli films to, but it’s an experience I made several times. So unless the film doesn’t completely floor me, it’s not top tier Studio Ghibli.

By all rights, I should have listed Kiki’s Delivery Service as my favorite film since it’s about witches. I’ve always had a thing for them, so maybe that’s why I’m judging even harsher.
It’s such an adorable movie with nothing wrong about it – but still, it didn’t blow me away.

That being said, I’d like to underline once more that Kiki’s Delivery Service is a very enjoyable film. You will have a great time watching it and following the lovely characters along on their journey.

Did you watch the film? Let me know in the comments!

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