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Kiki's Delivery Service (2014)

Majo no takkyûbin (original title)
A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

Director:

Takashi Shimizu

Writers:

Eiko Kadono (based on the novel by), Satoko Okudera (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tadanobu Asano ... Ishi
Rie Miyazawa Rie Miyazawa ... Kiki's mother
Machiko Ono Machiko Ono ... Osono
Fûka Koshiba Fûka Koshiba ... Kiki
Minako Kotobuki ... Jiji the black cat (voice)
Hiroshi Yamamoto Hiroshi Yamamoto ... Fukuo
Ryohei Hirota Ryohei Hirota
Miki Hayashida Miki Hayashida
Michitaka Tsutsui Michitaka Tsutsui
Misato Shimizu Misato Shimizu
Miho Kanazawa Miho Kanazawa
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A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan | China

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 March 2014 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Kiki den lille heks See more »

Filming Locations:

Shodoshima, Kagawa, Japan

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,254,030
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Remake of Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) See more »

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JDrama without enough magic
11 October 2014 | by cori-andderSee all my reviews

Like many others, when I first heard about the live action adaptation of Kiki's Delivery Service I was intrigued as to how it would compare (maybe unfairly so) to the beloved Miyazaki masterpiece. Would it capture that same magic or would it take a different tack? Perhaps it would be more aligned to the source book than Miyazaki's adaptation? Well the film starts off strong, with a lavish witch's den and the caring parents sending their head-strong girl into the wide world. The initial flying sequences were beautifully shot but then the film lands into familiar JDrama territory when Kiki wakes up in the local zoo. The film than plods along in a predictable fashion onto the conclusion. It has Kiki's struggle to discover herself through adversity and hardship. It has Kiki learning to trust other people and to be trusted herself. What it didn't have was some of that film magic that would have set it higher or made it any more memorable.


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