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Kiki’s Delivery Service (rewatch)

Posted by martinteller on December 26, 2011

This tends to get ranked among the lowest Miyazakis, but it’s one of my favorites.  Yes, it’s slight, but it’s so delightful.  “Charming” is the word that comes to mind.  Kiki’s world is one of kindness, compassion and understanding, and watching her journey of independence and self-discovery is a joy.  She’s a lovable character.  The film has a warmth to it that complements its gentle (but not sluggish) pace.  I also adore her familiar, Jiji, whose stoic remarks never feel like jokey throw-away one-liners.  Tombo is a bit irritating at first, and there’s a few too many phony belly-laughs, but otherwise I find the whole thing enchanting.  Rating: Great


One Response to “Kiki’s Delivery Service (rewatch)”

  1. […] 109. Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989, Hayao Miyazaki) […]

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