Maria ❄️’s review published on Letterboxd:
Kiki's Delivery Service is really straightforward and small in scope, following a young witch's journey to independence and finding her true calling. In the same fashion as Totoro, it creates a world which highlights goodness and sees fantasy as a value. Here, fantasy isn't a means of survival, but the fire within us — the fire that ignites our passion and helps us thrive. Kiki tells us to find the joy in what we do and also to learn that taking a break every once in a while is fine. As someone who's at the beginning of their journey and is trying to figure out where her passion will take her, Kiki is a film that deeply resonates with me and that made me feel a little less lost. Ghibli movies are truly wonderful and are starting to become a go-to source of feel-good movies for me.
I wonder how different I would be if I had grown up with Ghibli movies instead of being traumatized by the likes of Snow White.