|“||I'm gonna be the very best witch that I can be, Mom. And I know having a good heart is important.||”|
Kiki also known as Kiki the Witch is a fictional 13-year-old female witch and the titular main protagonist of Kiki's Delivery Service. Her name is not seen in the book adaptation.
Kiki was born in the summer of 1947. She lives with her parents and pet cat, Okino, Kokiri, and Jiji, until the night she decides to leave.
Kiki is a strong-willed and cute 13-year-old, leaving her home in Karikiya for a year in order to train as a witch. She is very friendly, sweet, and upbeat, however is rather stubborn at times and proud, which is sometimes to her disadvantage. She is very attached to her pet black cat, Jiji, and introduces him as her best friend. Kiki is not ever so popular after her first arrival as she is viewed as a bit of a show off, but gradually makes new friends with her customers and is the heroine of the film at the end.
Kiki has short, dark hair, which she ties back in a large, red bow. She wears a medium-sleeved, black dress, which appears to be dark purple or navy blue at sometimes, white undergarments that consist of a tank top and bloomers, and red flats that look orange at times. However, at the beginning, She is dressed in a green, short-sleeved dress with a pink apron with the same shoes. Kiki is not initially pleased with her appearance at the beginning of the film, but later on is told to like herself as a witch by her mother, Kokiri.
- Kiki uses a broomstick which can fly.
- She occasionally brings along a radio.
- Jiji (pet/best friend)
- Okino (father)
- Kokiri (mother)
- Tombo (friend/possible love interest)
- Ursula (friend)
- Dora (knowledge)
- Osono (employer/friend)
- Senior Witch (friend only prologue)
- Kiki was voiced by Lisa Michelson, who also voiced Satsuki Kusakabe in My Neighbor Totoro.
- Kiki was inspired by Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking.
- Kiki has a plushie of Totoro from My Neighbor Totoro.
- In the Kirby series, she is the inspiration for an enemy called Keke, who appears to be a fusion of Kiki herself and Jiji.