“At this rate, I’ll be a white cat by the morning” is said by Jiji (Sakuma) Kiki’s (Takayama) cat, they have just moved into the bakery and their room is a little dirty so Jiji freaks out. The films storyline did very well to keep the audience’s attention throughout the film.
Kiki is only 13 years old and she is leaving home, all witches her age have to leave their homes and spend a year away from their families, so they can train and discover their talents. She decides that she wants to leave on the full moon, unfortunately for her parents that night is only a few hours away. Kiki soon realises that the world is not full of nice people and finds it hard to settle into the town which she loves the look of, while being in the town only 5 minutes she nearly causes a car crash and a policeman starts talking to her about not flying through the town on her broom, then a woman screams “thief” and the police officer runs off, Kiki then makes a run for it and a boy rides beside her on his bike and he was the one imitating a woman’s voice screaming thief, Kiki takes a sudden dislike to this boy and flies away from him. Kiki then runs into a heavily pregnant woman who is trying to call one her customers back because she forgot her Childs dummy, Kiki takes the dummy from the shop owner and flies down to the woman who misplaced the dummy and she hands the dummy over to the woman. When Kiki returns to the shop the pregnant woman asks Kiki if she has anywhere to live and offers Kiki her spare room to stay in. Kiki decides that she wants to open her own business and chooses to do deliveries; Kiki makes lots of friends, loses her powers and saves a citizen.
I said that “The films storyline did very well to keep the audience’s attention throughout the film.” Kiki gets into trouble in her first delivery; she meets new people and also works hard to make money.
The voice acting was done very well, the subtitles were easy to read and the animation was very good for the time period.