Dat breezy European charm. The gentlest of music played on the sweetest of instruments. Utterly lovely and affirmative and a picture perfect joy to behold. The Myazaki film closest to my heart. I rather wish I had seen this one as a little 'un, but am thankful I had Oliver Postgate with Noggin and The Clangers, which occupied a similar place. A deeply generous film.
Adorabile, tra i migliori cartoni di Miyazaki che ho visto. Bellissima la metafora del passaggio all'età adulta (che esasperata potrebbe essere quasi un Carrie al contrario!) e tantissime le scene che restano nel cuore. Imperdibile per ogni amante dei cartoni giapponesi e in generale per ogni appassionato di cinema.
Ridiculously charming with only the very faintest hint of the darkness that's present in even the lightest Miyazaki film. The animation is stunningly dynamic and exquisitely detailed and deserves to be seen on a big screen from a 35mm print if at all possible. It's a great movie on a small screen, but that big screen 35mm presentation reveals what a truly stupendous work of animation "Kiki's Delivery Service" is.
A curious film because Kiki is no savant, no prodigy - her skill is not refined, nor requires perfecting before the film's end. She may not even be average - there are hints she's a subpar witch, but with a warmth of heart transcending her station in life. So the focus becomes maximizing your sometimes limited potential, not reaching for the stars, or maybe landing on the moon. For some, Earth is a fine place to be.