Studio Ghibli does it again, this time with “Kiki’s Delivery Service”. I’ll go ahead and place this somewhere up in my top five Ghibli films.
Kiki’s Delivery Service is about a 13 year-old girl, who also happens to be a witch. All witches, once they’ve reached the age of 13, are expected to leave home to train as a witch. Kiki ends up in a faraway city, running her own delivery service. Just about the entire film takes place in this city.
Kiki’s Delivery Service makes use of that famed Ghibli style that the studio is known for, made even better by the fact that I watched the epic Blu-Ray version. The story may be the movie’s greatest flaw. It’s very, very predictable. I was told that the film is based off of a children’s book, so that may be why this flaw exists.
I recommend Kiki’s Delivery Service for any Studio Ghibli fans, or for a family looking for a good family-friendly movie. Aside from the story, it is an excellent film.