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Aro Recommended Kiki's Delivery Service


Japan 1989, 105 minutes, (with optional English language track)
Dir. Hayao Miyazaki
In Japanese, English with English subtitles
Rating: [G]
Genres: Family / Anime, Fantasy

Topics: Rites-of-passage, Studio Ghibli.


Aroview: A magical animation from the masterful Japanese dir. Miyazaki, which delivers a contemporary fairytale with strong characters, rich visuals and a storyline that will entrance most viewers.

Kiki is a 13-year-old witch in training who must depart from her parents for a year alone in the wider world (along with her black cat Gigi), to negotiate both the delights and perils of freedom. From the opening scenes of Kiki flying far above the night landscape to a spectacular ending which involves a gigantic airship, scene after scene is both inventive and charming, and though full of action, one is mostly impressed by the film’s thoughtful evocation of the teenage rites of passage.

The optional English language track features the voices of Kirsten Dunst, Phil Hartman, Matthew Lawrence and Janeane Garofalo.

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DVD Features

Note: Region 4 Sale version is a single disc version.

  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • extra stuff
  • aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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