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The Best Anime Like Kiki’s Delivery Service

Updated March 20, 2019 502 votes 103 voters 5.3k views26 items

Want more anime like Kiki's Delivery Service? As a classic Hayao Miyazaki movie, Kiki's Delivery Service has touched the hearts of many anime fans. After all, who hasn't heard of this charismatic witch and her famous red bow? It's too bad this was never a full series with a plethora of episodes to go through; we're sure there are plenty of fans out there who would have binged watched that if given the opportunity. But if you're still in a witchy mood, we have plenty of series and anime movies that are similar to Kiki's Delivery Service, so hopefully you'll find some great recs below!

Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade is another movie about witches learning how to use their magic and Flying Witch holds the same tradition of a young girl going to live on her own in order to earn her right of passage to become a fully fledged witch. Both series will seem familiar whether because it has to do with magic or because of the antics all these young girls get into. And, if you're not really ready to move on from Ghibli classics, there are tons of great movies you can watch and re-watch; movies like Ponyo or My Neighbor Totoro are all a part of the great Ghibli classics that made us fall in love with the studio in the first place. 

Here are the best recommendations for anime like Kiki's Delivery Service, including both series and films. Let us know what magical choices are your favorites by voting up them up.

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    Spirited Away is a 2001 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film stars Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Takeshi Naito,  ...more
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    My Neighbor Totoro is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film – which stars the voice actors Noriko Hidaka, Chika  ...more
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    Howl's Moving Castle is a 2004 Japanese animated fantasy film scripted and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The film is based on the novel of the same name by British writer Diana Wynne Jones. The film  ...more
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    Mary and the Witch's Flower is a 2018 Japanese anime fantasy film directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, based on The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart. A young girl encounters a strange flower that  ...more
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    Ponyo, initially titled in English as Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, is a 2008 Japanese animated fantasy comedy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli and Toho. It is Miyazaki's  ...more
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    Castle in the Sky is a 1986 Japanese animated adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and is also the first film produced and released by Studio Ghibli. The film was distributed by Toei  ...more
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    Whisper of the Heart is a 1995 Japanese animated romantic drama film directed by Yoshifumi Kondō and written by Hayao Miyazaki based on the 1989 manga of the same name by Aoi Hiiragi. The film  ...more
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    The Cat Returns is a 2002 Japanese animated drama film directed by Hiroyuki Morita of Studio Ghibli. A spin-off of Whisper of the Heart, it was theatrically released in Japan on July 19, 2002 through  ...more
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    The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is a 2006 Japanese-animated science fiction romance film produced by Madhouse, directed by Mamoru Hosoda and written by Satoko Okudera. Released by Kadokawa Herald  ...more
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    Flying Witch (Furaingu Witchi) is a Japanese manga series by Chihiro Ishizuka and 2016 anime. A young witch named Makoto moves to live with some relatives as part of her training. As she gets used to  ...more
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    Little Witch Academia is a 2013 animated short produced by Trigger for Anime Mirai 2013. The short was created and directed by Yoh Yoshinari and written by Masahiko Otsuka. The short was released in  ...more
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    Heidi, Girl of the Alps is a 1974 Japanese anime series by Zuiyo Enterprises based on the Swiss novel Heidi's Years of Wandering and Learning by Johanna Spyri. It was directed by Isao Takahata and  ...more
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    Wolf Children is a 2012 Japanese supernatural anime film directed by Mamoru Hosoda. After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident while hunting for food for their children, a young woman  ...more
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    Cardcaptor Sakura, abbreviated as CCS and also known as Cardcaptors, is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by the manga group Clamp. The manga was originally serialized in  ...more
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    Kamichu! is a Japanese anime television series, strongly influenced by the Shinto religion, that follows the adventures of teenage goddess Yurie Hitotsubashi and her friends. The title is short for  ...more
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    The Earl and the Fairy is a completed series of light novels written by Mizue Tani. An anime adaptation was broadcast from September to December 2008. A visual novel for the PlayStation 2 was  ...more
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    Their Standing Points is a 1999 animation drama short film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai.  ...more
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    The Pet Girl of Sakurasou is a 24-episode anime TV series adaptation directed by Atsuko Ishizuka.  ...more
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