Kiki's Delivery Service

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Kiki's Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便, Majo no Takkyūbin, trans. "Witch's Delivery Service") is a 1989 Studio Ghibli anime film, produced, written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki though based on the book Majo no Takkyūbin by Eiko Kadono. It tells a tale of a 13 year old witch in training named Kiki, and her black cat named Jiji setting out by tradition to a new town for one year for Kiki to become a full witch.

Dialogue from the film

Japanese Version

Osono: I'm sorry, folks. But could you wait just a minute? I'll be right back.
Kiki: Excuse me. But would you like me to deliver it for you?

Kiki: I mean, my customers. Jiji, if nobody comes in, I'm gonna have to eat pancakes forever and be fat, fat, fat! And what am I supposed to do about that?

English Version

Kiki: If I lose my magic, that means I've lost absolutely everything.

Jiji: You'd think they'd never seen a girl and a cat on a broom before.

Jiji: Okay, first: don't panic. Second: don't panic. And third: did I mention not to panic?

Jiji: They're calling you an egg stealer, and you don't wanna know what else!

Kiki's Mother Just follow your heart and keep smiling!

Quotes about Kiki's Delivery Service

  • "The animation of Miyazaki is only now becoming familiar in this country, but he is the equal, I think, of the Disney animators at their best. In the pipeline is Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke which until 'Titanic' was the highest grossing movie in Japanese history. 'Kiki Delivery Service' is direct-to-video, it's in stores right now, and I loved it." Roger Ebert on Siskel and Ebert Septemer 13, 1998.[1]

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