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.
The responsible Sophie led a relatively normal life, safe within the walls of the hat shop in which she works; for outside, it is rumored, the evil wizard Howl roams the land in his mobile black castle. After a chance and mystical encounter, poor Sophie finds herself transformed by a spell which makes her appear to be an old woman, and thus embarks on an adventure to find Howl’s castle and put an end to her curse. A mystical world of talking flames, sentient scarecrows and magic aplenty awaits those who seek the legendary Howl...
Both Kiki and Howl are tremendous flights of fantasy by Studio Ghibli. In both stories the female character will learn more about herself and the world around her. Kiki must persist to become a success, while Sophie in Howl it must find a way to become young once again. Along the way they both will meet some pretty interesting characters -both films share in common a comical & wise-cracking sidekick for example.
Some wonderful and breathtaking scenes such as some of the flying scenes in Kiki and the wide open meadows in Howl add to the real sense of magic in both these films. But athough both worlds look inviting, there are lessons to be learnt for Kiki and strong forces to oppose for Howl and Sophie, and lasting freindships to be made.
If you liked this because of unusual view of life, you would like the other. Both are created by Miayzaki and studio Ghibli and so the animation is also similar. Both contain love, kindness and magic. Although Kiki is more childish and not so developed.
Each of these series focus around magic, although in completely different aspects. Each series has a character being to "lose themselves" before "finding themselves." Also, each title has a similar feel, directing style, music, and artwork which means if you liked one of these series, you'll probably enjoy the other,
In a modern world, magic has become a service industry. From transforming a house, to arranging an article in the newspaper, no job is too big or too small for a mage, who are thought of highly in the public eye. Kikuchi Yume, daughter of a famous mage, has finally reached the age of apprenticeship, and must move to Tokyo to find a mentor. Under the tutelage of the esteemed mage (and nightclub owner) Oyamada Masami, she will learn what it means to be able to bring magic to others' lives.
While Someday's Dreamers is much more solemn and adult-oriented than Kiki's Delivery Service, both are beautiful looks at a young girl who lives day to day, enthralled by the wonders of magic. If you liked one, you should like the other.
Both Kiki's Delivery Service and Someday's Dreamers have a lighthearted, enthralling and pristine atmosphere about them. Something you can't quite understand, but it just feels so captivating and beautiful that you can't help but watch it. Both are works of art and sheer masterpieces. The plot shares several similarities as well, with both being based on a new witch/mage, on her own, trying to find their place in the world. I highly reccomend both animes.
Both Kiki and Someday's Dreamers focus on the life of a young witch-in-training. Both are gentle anime that often leave you with a heartwarming feeling. If you enjoyed the slower and slice-of-magical-life nature of one of these, then you should definitely check the other out.
Young Ai has decided to move away from home and start a new life on her own, and her travels take her to the colorful and friendly Animal Village! Upon her arrival, Ai is pushed into a job at the local shop (under the watchful eyes of Tanukichi); and in no time at all, she becomes friends with a variety of friendly and odd characters such as Bouquet the cat and Sally the elephant. As the seasons pass, Ai’s life remains a fun adventure – and one evening, she finds a mysterious message in a bottle telling her that if she plants a tree, on the night of the Winter Festival something mysterious will happen… what will it be?
Both anime are about a girl who tries to make it on her own in a new town and finds friends along the way. The protagonists write letters to their parent(s) throughout their respective movies. Both movies are cute and family friendly.
They are both interesting, and both are about a young girl starting a new life away from her family, and finding unexpected work and adventures. Both movies leave you with a warm feeling afterward. Both are must sees and family friendly.
A young woman quietly falls to the earth, escorted by a solitary crow. This sort of dream, as many other before have dreamed, comes just before being reborn as a Haibane, a charcoal-winged angel. On the outskirts of the walled-in city lies Old Home, a haven for Haibane to study, live, and learn, while waiting for their chance to ascend to the heavens and escape the confines of their new world. Rakka is the newest inhabitant of Old Home who wants nothing more than to remember her past and discover the secrets of her kind. Together with Reki, Kuu and plenty of other new friends, Rakka will laugh, explore, and search for the meaning of their existence in the process.
Both Haibane Renmei and Kiki's Delivery Service deal with a teenage girl in a slice of life story with supernatural elements. While Haibane Renmei is ultimately more dramatic, both contain similar sentimental themes.
Both of these have a major focus on a character who is trying to find her place in the world. While Kiki's Delivery Service is more upbeat than the slow paced and thought provoking Haibane Renmei, something tells me that people who liked one will also like the other.
Alice is a preteen girl who believes in magic, much to the dismay of her parents and peers. But when she finds herself transported into a dreamlike world filled with magic, forest sprites, and witches, she finds out that magic is sometimes not all it’s cracked up to be. The witches of this world must capture forest sprites for use in casting their spells, and magical hierarchy dictates that those at the bottom must compete to get to the top. Dream or not, Alice must use her positive attitude to show these witches that magic should be used to spread happiness, first and foremost!
Spunky and optimistic thirteen-year-old (give or take) girl witch with exceptional magical-broom handling abilities finds herself alone in a new place and must adapt. If you liked that in either Kiki's Delivery Sevice or Tweeny Witches, you're bound to like it again in the other. Watch!
Both of these are cute stories about young witches learning to use their powers. Both occur when the young protagonist travels to a place far beyond their home. There's plenty of broom flying antics, magic, and whimsical storytelling.