Anytime I see a Studio Ghibli film on blu ray I immediately purchase it. One day I ended up purchasing Princess Mononoke and Kiki. Mononoke was watched the same day. Kiki took me a few months and after having watched it I wish I would have seen it earlier in life. Not because I didn't enjoy it, but I know the seventeen year old me needed this story a lot more than the me today. This is a film you can show to a child and they'll enjoy it's fun colors and sounds. You can show it to a 10 year old and they'll learn about growing up and responsibility. I think it would have helped me learn quicker that working for someone won't help me find happiness and that I needed to believe in myself, which teenagers don't often do (even if they act differently). What I'm trying to say is that this film doesn't shy away from important adult lessons, while still keeping it's magic until the end. I wish American animators would dedicate more time to stories like this that don't sugar coat reality. Studio Ghibli does what Disney and Pixar have continued to miss. They create worlds that are so beautiful and full of fantasy without ever losing the integrity of the message. They help children (and adults) cope with reality without ever dumbing it down for the karens. Thus becoming a timeless and fun film for everyone.