A deeply unsatisfying attempt at staging feminist liberation and before that just sort of boring.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Kiki did a number on me, and this after I thought I got through all of the Miyazaki heavy hitters.
We learn at about the same time Kiki does that this is a Künstlerroman, a story of an artist coming into an awareness of her creative powers and learning how to properly channel them amidst competing sources of attention. Though we often find Kiki alone with her quick-witted cat and transistor radio, we also see her adapting to a new…