This papercraft is the Kiki, a main character of the Kiki’s Delivery Service anime film, the paper craft is designed by kujira. Kiki is a thirteen-year-old apprentice witch, who leaves her home village to spend a year on her own. She has no visible magical abilities other than those of communicating with her cat and broom flying. She is excitable, innocent, and by turns eager and shy. Some of the earlier concept drawings of Kiki closely resembled the original longer hair illustrations by Akiko Hayashi. It was eventually decided to cut her hair short due to the extra difficulty for animators.
Kiki’s Delivery Service is the fifth Studio Ghibli anime film, produced, written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki in 1989. It was the fourth theatrical released film from the studio, and was also the second feature film that Miyazaki did not originally write himself. The movie won the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize in 1989. The movie was based on Eiko Kadono’s novel of the same name, which is the first in a series published by Fukuinkan Shoten originally in 1985. The film adapted only some of the episodes in the book; it ends at the end of summer while the book covers an entire year. The animation depicts the gulf that exists between independence and self-reliance in the hopes and spirit of common Japanese teenage girls.
It was the first Studio Ghibli movie released under the Disney/Studio Ghibli deal; the dub was recorded in 1997 and premiered in the United States at the Seattle International Film Festival May 23, 1998. It was released on home video on September 1, 1998.
Kiki is a 13-year-old witch-in-training, living in a village where her mother is the resident herbalist. It is traditional for witches to live for a year alone when they reach 13 years of age. In the opening of the story, Kiki takes off for the big city with her best friend Jiji, a loquacious black cat.
Kiki experiences setbacks, and she must contend with adolescent worries. She is pursued by Tombo, a local boy crazy about aviation who has developed a genuine respect for her flying power and a strong liking for Kiki as a girl in general. Kiki eventually warms up to him, but after an unpleasant encounter with Tombo’s friends, some of whom she had met earlier under unfavorable circumstances, Kiki’s powers to fly and speak with Jiji suddenly diminish and ultimately disappear, leaving her devastated. However, one of her friends, a young painter named Ursula, invites her to stay in her forest cottage, where she analyzes Kiki’s current crisis as “some form of artist’s block.” Since many things had not gone as hoped for, Kiki is experiencing such a period, which resulted in the loss of her powers; but if she finds a new purpose, she will be able to reclaim what she has lost.
Heartened, Kiki returns to the city. While visiting one of her customers, she witnesses an accident on the television. A strong and sudden gust of wind blows in the area. Tombo is lifted into the air and blown away hanging from a dirigible. In her desperation to save him, Kiki pushes herself to regain her flying ability. Improvising with a street-sweeper’s push broom, Kiki reactivates her power and rescues Tombo.
During the credits, Kiki is now comfortably part of the life in Koriko as its own local celebrity and flying in formation with Tombo on his human-powered aircraft, a propeller-rigged bicycle and Osono gives birth to her first child. Kiki sends a letter to her parents about gaining confidence through difficulties and that she has decided to make this city her new home.
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