— 4 December 2005 —
Many of the movies out of Studio Ghibli over the past 20 years have starred young girls thrust into new worlds or lives that force them to grow up faster than normal, usually resulting in a strong, independent young woman. Kiki may only be 13 during this story, but she becomes a very self-reliant young woman in the end.
I still get goose-bumps when Kiki finds here ability to fly again toward the end. Good storytelling will do that to you.