Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki's Delivery Service
魔女の宅急便
Directed byHayao Miyazaki
Produced byHayao Miyazaki
Toru Hara
Written byHayao Miyazaki (original script)
Based on the book by Eiko Kadono
StarringMinami Takayama
Rei Sakuma
Kappei Yamaguchi
Music byJoe Hisaishi
CinematographyShigeo Sugimura
Editing byTakeshi Seyama
StudioWalt Disney Pictures (worldwide)
Distributed byToei Company (Japan)
Buena Vista International (worldwide)
Release date(s)Japan:
July 29, 1989
United States:
May 23, 1998
United Kingdom:
November 10, 2003
Running time102 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
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

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.

Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Mazyo no Takkyûbin
Bahasa Indonesia: Kiki's Delivery Service
português: Majo no Takkyūbin
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Kiki's Delivery Service