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  • I've wanted to cover a Hayao Miyazaki film for a long time now, and it's only fitting

  • that my first one is Kiki's Delivery Service.

  • No this isn't my favorite Studio Ghibli movie, in fact, I just watched it in full

  • for the first time on Sunday.

  • But, it was my intro to Japanese animated films.

  • Unfortunately, I was far too young to appreciate it at the time, as one of my elementary school

  • teachers played it for us when I was in 3rd grade.

  • So not only did I not remember it at all, but it took years until I discovered Princess

  • Mononoke, one of my top favorite films of all time.

  • From this point on, my love for anime films has grown oh so strong and has culminated

  • in a special event: Studio Ghibli Fest 2017.

  • A collaboration between Fathom Events and GKIDS, they've brought six notable Miyazaki

  • films to the U.S., which include both dubbed and subtitled.

  • These last two months have featured My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service, but

  • we'll also get to see Castle in the Sky, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Spirited

  • Away and Howl's Moving Castle.

  • I highly recommend checking out the rest of these films on the big screen.

  • Alright, I just had to share that with you all, now let's get to the film.

  • At its core, this is a coming-of-age story about a young witch in training named Kiki,

  • and her familiar spirit, a chatty black cat called Jiji.

  • It explores themes of independence and finding one's purpose in the world.

  • Now, I don't know about the rest of you, but there are no other films that seem to

  • put a continuous smile on my face quite like Studio Ghibli does.

  • Whether it's the beautiful hand drawn animations, picturesque landscapes, or sense of imagination

  • and wonder, I can just go on and on.

  • We are always presented with a pleasant viewing experience from beginning to end, and this

  • film follows suit in the best way.

  • I may have some bias being born on Halloween, but the idea of a Miyazaki film about a witch

  • is far too cool to ignore.

  • And let's not forget, black cats rule.

  • From the get-go, we are thrown into young Kiki's life as she gazes up at the clouds,

  • and prepares to find her new home.

  • We feel the weight of her journey to find what her skills are, and how even when she

  • does, things can still go wrong.

  • This leaves a lasting impression.

  • As we all go through life trying to figure out what makes us happy and what we're good

  • at, it's refreshing to see the ups and downs.

  • There isn't a major conflict to overcome here, but rather the gradual shift in going

  • from a positive state of mind to a negative point in being stuck.

  • It's a challenging theme to tackle, but Miyazaki handles it well, saving Kiki's

  • biggest problem for the final act.

  • However, much of the story goes in a free flowing progress, yet with lots of interesting

  • side characters, it moves a tad slow at times.

  • But, the finale picks up the pace.

  • Another consistently great quality throughout all of his films, and this one, in particular,

  • is the music.

  • With pieces that capture our inner child and that overwhelming feeling of magic and adventure,

  • it's easy to get drawn in fast.

  • I also love how some of it is played on Kiki's radio.

  • Of course, I can't deny the timing of the silly and sarcastic humor, which truly stands

  • out here compared to other Ghibli films.

  • Most of which comes from Jiji, and his hilarious comments on people, cats and everything in-between.

  • Kiki! Look, it's me!

  • Phil Hartman voiced him before his passing in 1998.

  • The late Debbie Reynolds was also a part of Disney's English dub, along with Kirsten

  • Dunst.

  • Overall this is a film that people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy, and I really

  • hope every one of you will check it out someday.

  • Kiki's Delivery Service flies high into the sky, soaring by as another classic in

  • Miyazaki's legendary career.

  • And that's why this film, is a Dyligent Pick.

  • So have you seen Kiki's Delivery Service?

  • I want to know your favorite Miyazaki or Studio Ghibli films.

  • My name is Dylan, and if you love entertainment, subscribe to my channel while this video ends,

  • and send me a thumbs up before you go.

  • Thanks for watching, and stay diligent!

I've wanted to cover a Hayao Miyazaki film for a long time now, and it's only fitting


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    Julianne Sung 發佈於 2021 年 10 月 12 日