Always a popular archetype, the witch has been having a surge of popularity these days. From Bewitched to the Sabrina comics to The Worst Witch to Little Witch Academia, there’s so much witchy media to consume to your heart’s content. As I’ve always been a fan of witches, this is something I’m happy to see. But even with all the stories centering on or about witches, I’m often reminded that Kiki’s Delivery Service is one of my favorite stories about being a witch.
It’s more than a residual affection for black cats from my Sailor Moon obsession, or even my interest in flying. Kiki’s Delivery Service makes magic and its witches both mundane and magical at the same time.