Kiki is a young witch who has just turned thirteen, and as tradition dictates she must now leave the safety of her home for a year to undergo witch training. One clear night, Kiki takes off with her cat Jiji and her mother's broomstick to start her new life, and finds herself in a town near the ocean - but she's disappointed to find that people aren't nearly as friendly as she'd imagined they'd be. With nowhere to stay and no outstanding magical skills besides flying, Kiki begins to wonder if she's come to the right place; but after returning a pacifier to a customer of a local shop, its owner, Osono, offers her a place to stay. Kiki soon decides that she'll start her own delivery service, and with the help of newfound friends she sets forth on a journey to discover who she is and how to make it on her own.
Chihiro and her family are on their way to their new home, when they discover an abandoned amusement park. After Chihiro's family mysteriously turn into pigs, she is thrown into a surreal world of magic and fantasy. Join her as she struggles to survive in the bathhouse of the gods, ruled by an evil witch who has stolen not only her name, but her way back to the real world.
Spirited Away and Kiki's Delivery Service are two of the most wonderful anime I have ever come across and they both deal with how each character struggles against various odds, be it spirits and witches or just struggling to be a useful witch in society! This somewhat parallels our own struggles in life, and leaves you with a "warm" feeling at the end. I'd highly recommend watching one if you liked the other or just for the heck of it; give them a try!
Both Spirited Away and Kiki's are innocent in setting and are just fun loving. Both have aspects of magic and highly creative imagination. These movies seem to be more directed at children while being entertaining to the adult population as well.
Both Kiki's and Spirited Away have a young female protagonist who is basically left to take on struggles all by herself. Both movies are great titles that have a nice charm to them and a great story in which these girls learn to become strong and independent!
If you liked the adventures of Kiki in the big city, you'd adore Chihiro's adventures in a city of spirits. The two protagonists are lovely and strong, and are faced with a bad situation; each is an example of a strong will!
If you're a big fan of Hayao Miyazaki directing films then you'll enjoy Spirited Away and Kiki's Delivery Service. Both anime star a young girl running around in a fantasy-style world with magic and adventure.
Both of the main characters struggle in a new place while they try to reach their goal and are helped by a boy. Both movies also had the same "feel" and similar animation.
If you liked this movie I would have to recomend that you watch Spirited Away. It is a heart filled anime where a little girl is trapped in a strange world. She trys to get home with the help of a few friends. This will fill the hearts of old and young alike. This movie is made by the same people who made Kiki's Delivery Service, Howl's Moving Castle, and Princess Mononoke, just to name a few! ^^
Two girls end up in a world completely oblivious to them (an adventure so to speak)...both somewhat naive, both by themselves (other than the friends they make eventually)...made by the same studio as well
Honestly, there are so many similarities between the two that this is pretty much an inevitable recommendation...mind you, despite the similarities, both the stories are very different and really both deserve to be seen...only thing I suppose is that Spirited Away is a more serious story than Kiki's which is more child-friendly so to speak...but again, both are really wonderful anime and they simply have to be seen - what's more, the whole family can enjoy them...so bring on the popcorn, I say!
Each of these series focus around magic and a young girl coming into her own. Through many hardships, the main character meets a lot of friends and learn who they really are. If you like this light, homey movie, you'll like the other one.
This type of anime seems to be the most popular among the west. Both by the same creators and with creative ideas, it's a great anime to watch for those who love anime, and for those who don't apreciate it so much.
Satsuki, her younger sister Mei and their father have just moved to their new home in the countryside, where grand adventures await them. One day while playing outside in the garden Mei encounters a small creature and decides to follow it. After chasing it through the bushes Mei eventually finds herself at the base of a large Camphor tree and as she drops through a hole in its roots, she lands on the stomach of a large, sleeping forest spirit named Totoro. The two sisters befriend the gentle spirit and are soon introduced to a world more fantastical than they could ever imagine, from playing with soot spirits to meeting a Catbus, to flying through the air and even making the trees grow. However when Mei disappears, Satsuki must call on the help of her new friends if she wants any hope of being able to find her sister...
Totoro is also from the same author. The story in this one portrays very benevolent characters. Everybody seems nice to each other, and there isn't any villain or negative role model. I didn't find this as entertaining as his other films, but you might still like it.
The two films are both happy whimsical stories by Hayao Miyazaki, with no conflict and no antagonists. They're also both made by Studio Ghibl, so they have a similar style of animation.
If you liked this because of unusual, view of life through children's eyes, you would like the other. Both are created by Miayzaki and studio Ghibli and so the animation is also similar. Both have very kind and sensitive side.
Kiki and Totoro are both family-friendly, colourful and joyful movies. They're full of emotions, easy to watch and still they both tell about one important thing: childhood. The young can relate to the children in both anime, and elders can look back on their own childhood. To all Miyazaki-fans!
These are two are sweet family-friendly movies. They both have alot of fantasy. All of the characters in both of these series are nice, and there are no evil villians. Of course, they are also both made by Studio Ghibli.
Both prime examples of great all-ages movies, Totoro and Kiki's are both fun and whimsical tales of friendship, told with childlike wonder and a simple sweetness. Though both films are well suited for all audiences, they're more appropriate for extremely young viewers than some other Ghibli fare.
In this film you can find the same joyful spontaneity and the same contact with the natural world.
Even if Kiki's delivery service have a well defined plot than Mi neighbor Totoro, and results more similar to other anime, the spirit behind the two operas is the same, and I think that if you like one you will like the other (I think that it is very hard that you don't like a similar masterpiece, anyway.)
Both movies are great, the style in both films is very similar and enjoyable, if you have watched one of them and liked it you are sure to like the other as well.
Both are excelent examples of Miyazaki and studio Ghibli at their best. Two fantastical tales for young and old.
One afternoon on her way home from school, Haru saves a cat from getting run over by a truck and promptly gets the shock of her life when it stands on its hind legs to thank her. That night, she is greeted by a parade of felines who inform Haru that her earlier heroics saved the prince of the Cat Kingdom. Haru suddenly finds herself inundated with gifts of mice and catnip as means of thanks, culminating in the announcement that she will be taken to their kingdom to marry the prince. With no desire to marry Prince Lune, Haru turns to The Baron and Muta from the Cat Bureau for help, but unable to stop them, Haru is swept away by a horde of cats. Can Haru prevent this marriage of inconvenience and return home before she becomes a cat herself?
These lovable films are about young girls on a quest to find themselves. The movies also deal with cats, and magic. The girls both suffer a period where they don't believe in themselves, but with a little soul searching they quickly get back on the right track.
great movies for children.
Every once in a while, we like to spend some time with a child inside of us - then we can watch one of these movies. They are like a fairy tale, with interesting plot and magical aspects, enchatning characters and happy ending. Both take us for marvelous journey and entertain a lot.
Playfull main charectors oviously need to mature immencely. And eventually they do and become wonderful people. family freindly... light romance... and magical settings! lovly animation and charector development, perfect for all ages!
I can't believe this hasn't been suggested already.. If you loved this heart-warming; albeit somewhat childish, movie then I can think of no other that would pique your interest. Both are by studio ghibli and though he isn't listed as the main director, there is a spark of Miyazaki's brilliance in The Cat returns. A magical world with lovable characters and forbidden romance awaits - what are you waiting for? Watch it!
Whisper of the Heart is a touching Ghibli slice-of-life story, about a young girl named Shizuku. While riding the train, she notices a fat cat riding alongside her. Following the cat, she finds a shop where she is told an enchanting story of a gold statue named "The Baron". WotH follows Shizuku in her struggles to grow, and her budding love with the shopkeeper's son.
Both Whisper of the Heart and Kiki's Delivery Service have the same kind of main character, a sweet naiive personality full of hope and dreams that they wish to come to fruitation. Both characters are about the same age, so they should appeal to the same audiance.
Whisper of the Heart and Kiki's Delivery Service are both stories about young girls coming of age. It follows their trials and tribulations as they discover how the world around them really is and how it treats them as they grow older. They show their independence and intellect by overcoming these challenges.They not quite told in the same fashion, as one tends to have more magic and fantasy in it than the others, but they are both none the less magical. They are very interesting and heartwarming tales that leave you with a smile on your face.
Both Kiki's Delivery Service and Whisper of the Heart are about young girls coming of age (as corny as it may sound) and the trials and self doubting that they face. Both have strong main characters, as well as wise adults to help see them through the rough spots. Both are also produced by Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli.
Both anime are very kind, heart-touching. They both are connected with the same message - "try to do your best to follow your wishes and desires, don't give up.."
Well for starters they both are directed by Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli so that's a fairly big plus. But beyond that they both feature young girls who are at the point in their lives where they have to decide what they want to do with the rest of their lives or at the very least seriously begin considering it as well as the trials that come with live. Finally both also seem to deliver the same sort of message though their storytelling is slightly different.
Legends tell of a floating island in the sky known as Laputa, upon which is rumoured to be treasure beyond a person’s wildest dreams. Sheeta is an orphan girl who is being hunted down because of her necklace, a rare Levistone, which legend says will lead the way to Laputa. One day she is saved by Pazu, a miner apprentice and also an orphan, and together they set out to escape from her would-be captors. Unfortunately, their friendship must go through endless trials in their quest to hide Laputa's location. What is Sheeta’s mysterious legacy, and what hidden motives do Sheeta’s enemies have in regards to finding Laputa?
Both Kiki's and Laputa are a story about independence and the coming of age for the main character. There is a theme of cooperation between the hero and heroine in each, and a strength which they exude.
In both movies the main character learns how to become independent and more mature during their journey. Both also had the same kind of feel (similar animation)
Both films follow the friendship between a boy and girl as they go on their adventures in a world where magic exists. These films have similar looks to them and are great films for anyone to watch.
Each series has a similar feel, being made for families to watch and focusing around children coming into their own. You'll see similar artwork, music, and directing styles in each (since they are both made by the same company), and this means that you will probably like the other film as much as you liked this one.