Kiki's Delivery Service
is a 1989 Japanese animated fantasy film written, produced, and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, adapted from the 1985 novel Kiki's Delivery Service by Eiko Kadono. It was animated by Studio Ghibli for Tokuma Shoten, Yamato Transport (which licensed the trademark for the film) and the Nippon Television Network. The Japanese version stars the voices of Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma and Kappei Yamaguchi, while the 1998 English dub stars the voices of Kirsten Dunst, Phil Hartman, and Matthew Lawrence. The story follows Kiki, a young witch who moves to the port city of Koriko in order to learn to be independent. While in the city, she manages to find Osono, who offers to let her stay in her bakery and earn a living by starting a flying courier service. She also interacts with the various citizens of Koriko, which includes a boy named Tombo.
Thirteen-year-old trainee witch Kiki leaves home with her talking black cat Jiji. She flies on her broomstick to the port city of Koriko. While trying to find somewhere to live, Kiki is pursued by Tombo, a geeky boy obsessed with aviation who admires her flying ability.
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