History Anime / KikisDeliveryService

30th Jan '17 4:36:55 PM JustKnown
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* FriendlessBackground: A downplayed example. Since Kiki grew up in a small insular town, she's never had friends her age. Her closest companion is Jiji who acts more of a mentor. Part of her growth is learning how to interact with other children.

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* FriendlessBackground: A downplayed example. Since Kiki grew up in a small insular town, she's never had few friends her age.age (three show up to see her off) and she's forced to leave them behind. Her closest companion is Jiji who acts more of a mentor. Part of her growth is learning how to interact with other children.
8th Oct '16 8:40:24 PM MarkLungo
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The setting of ''Kiki's Delivery Service'' is intentionally ill-defined, a Europe where WWII [[AlternateHistory apparently never happened]] that was inspired by Napoli, Lisbon, Stockholm and Paris. A very laid-back, SliceOfLife animated movie, it nonetheless is thoroughly enjoyable and gorgeously executed -- and unlike many Slice of Life works, actually manages to have an exciting, action-packed climax at the end. It also depicts more people laughing out of sheer delight than any other film of recent memory.

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The setting of ''Kiki's Delivery Service'' is intentionally ill-defined, a Europe UsefulNotes/{{Europe}} where WWII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII [[AlternateHistory apparently never happened]] that was inspired by Napoli, Lisbon, Stockholm and Paris.UsefulNotes/{{Paris}}. A very laid-back, SliceOfLife animated movie, it nonetheless is thoroughly enjoyable and gorgeously executed -- and unlike many Slice of Life works, actually manages to have an exciting, action-packed climax at the end. It also depicts more people laughing out of sheer delight than any other film of recent memory.



Another little-known fact is the alternate dub produced by Carl Macek and commissioned by Japan Airlines for in-flight entertainment. Unlike Macek's similar dub of Miyazaki's ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'' the Streamline Pictures version was never licensed for official release in the North American market.

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Another little-known fact is the alternate dub produced by Carl Macek and commissioned by Japan Airlines for in-flight entertainment. Unlike Macek's similar dub of Miyazaki's ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'' the Streamline Pictures Creator/StreamlinePictures version was never licensed for official release in the North American market.
18th Sep '16 7:11:26 PM Monolaf317
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* PottyEmergency: At one minor point, this serves as Kiki's alarm clock.
1st Aug '16 11:48:04 AM cpslck
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* CountryMouse: Kiki is from a small town in the country and part of her character growth is adapting to and finding her place in a large city.


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* FriendlessBackground: A downplayed example. Since Kiki grew up in a small insular town, she's never had friends her age. Her closest companion is Jiji who acts more of a mentor. Part of her growth is learning how to interact with other children.
29th Jul '16 6:02:03 AM Willbyr
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23rd Jul '16 8:32:01 AM Serac
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* ReclusiveArtist: Ursula, who [[TheHermit lives in a cabin in the woods.]] Subverting the trope, she's quite friendly and later visits Kiki in town.

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* ReclusiveArtist: Ursula, who [[TheHermit lives in a cabin in the woods.]] Subverting the trope, she's quite friendly and later visits Kiki in town.[[invoked]]
19th Jul '16 4:20:43 PM Tavernier
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* SmallRoleBigImpact: Ketto, Madame's granddaughter, is notable for being the RichBitch and snooty {{Foil}} to her grandmother. She's such a brat that she inspires Kiki's bad mood, which mixes with a long and miserable flight home to result in her missing out on Tombo's party, being sick the next day, and eventually losing her powers.
19th Jul '16 2:20:49 PM Tavernier
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* AlphaBitch[=/=]SpoiledBrat: Two of them, both with ''very'' brief screentime. The first one is a snobby older witch Kiki encounters while flying, and the other is Ketto, the [[RichBitch rich granddaughter]] of Madame (who shows up in the credits sequence as a friend of Kiki and Tombo, so she presumably [[LovableAlphaBitch got better.]])

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* AlphaBitch[=/=]SpoiledBrat: Two of them, both with ''very'' brief screentime. The first one is a snobby older witch Kiki encounters while flying, and the other is Ketto, the [[RichBitch rich granddaughter]] of Madame (who Madame, who not only ruins a whole evening for Kiki, turns out to be one of Tombo's ''friends'' (she shows up in the credits sequence as in a friend of Kiki and Tombo, happy scene, so she presumably [[LovableAlphaBitch got better.]])



* AuthorAppeal: Flying sequences, precipitous heights, the beautiful but thoroughly anachronistic Handley Page biplane airliner.

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* AuthorAppeal: Flying sequences, precipitous heights, the beautiful but thoroughly anachronistic Handley Page biplane airliner. Definitely Miyazaki.



** Later on, while Kiki and Tombo are together, Tombo is asked to come along with a smaller [[http://imgur.com/mOgn0i2 group of kids in what appears to be the same convertible.]] Much to Kiki's chagrin, there's a snobbish girl she once delivered to in the car. The kids in the car are not particularly mean, and actually speak neutrally about Kiki, but her self-consciousness makes her feel like she's a ThirdWheel. She leaves to preserve her dignity.

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** Later on, while Kiki and Tombo are together, Tombo is asked to come along with a smaller [[http://imgur.com/mOgn0i2 group of kids in what appears to be the same convertible.]] Much to Kiki's chagrin, there's a Madame's snobbish girl she once delivered to granddaughter is ''also'' in the car. The kids in the car are not particularly mean, and actually speak neutrally about Kiki, but her self-consciousness makes her feel like she's a ThirdWheel. She leaves to preserve her dignity.


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* ShipperOnDeck: Osono nudges Kiki to get to know Tombo a little better. Kiki doesn't appreciate it when she figures things out.
21st Jun '16 9:08:10 AM lady_peaseblossom
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* ReclusiveArtist: Ursula, who [[TheHermit lives in a cabin in the woods.]] Subverting the trope, she's quite friendly and later visits Kiki in town.
29th May '16 10:10:33 PM bt8257
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* DubInducedPlothole: Because Disney thought it was inappropriate for children to drink coffee, the old Streamline dub [[FrothyMugsOfWater altered references from "coffee" to "hot cocoa"]]. This creates a strange scene in which Kiki is asked about putting sugar in her cocoa. This is retained by the Disney subtitled version, which used the Streamline script (see the next trope), creating a sub-induced plothole as well. However, anyone who grew up before the invention of ''instant'' cocoa won't find it so strange.

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* DubInducedPlothole: DubInducedPlotHole: Because Disney thought it was inappropriate for children to drink coffee, the old Streamline dub [[FrothyMugsOfWater altered references from "coffee" to "hot cocoa"]]. This creates a strange scene in which Kiki is asked about putting sugar in her cocoa. This is retained by the Disney subtitled version, which used the Streamline script (see the next trope), creating a sub-induced plothole as well. However, anyone who grew up before the invention of ''instant'' cocoa won't find it so strange.
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