Kiki’s Delivery Service – the characters:
As part of her village’s tradition, witch-in-training Kiki sets out into the world to spend one year away when she turns thirteen. After flying through a storm, she lands in the seaside town of Koriko, which doesn’t have its own witch. Despite a bad reception upon her arrival and the advice of her cat, Jiji, to find a friendlier town, Kiki decides to stay when she makes friends with Tombo and Osono. On Osono’s advice, Kiki sets up a delivery service using her ability to fly… her only real talent.
Soon, however, setbacks and Tombo’s pursuit of her, cause Kiki to experience some self-doubt, causing her to start losing her powers. Can the advice of Osono and Ursula, Kiki’s artist friend, help her regain her self-confidence, and with it, her magic?
If you enjoy the Harry Potter series, you’ll enjoy this cute and touching story. It’s an early work from Miyazaki, the director of Spirited Away, so that’s pretty much another Buzzing Kids World guarantee you’ll enjoy it.