Brian Sweeney’s review published on Letterboxd:
This film was so deeply kind and beautiful and I loved it. Something that's so beautiful about this film is how vignette-y and somewhat plotless it is. Big things happen (particularly towards the end), but Miyazaki gets at something that I've really only seen Richard Linklater and Claire Denis' US Go Home understand as well: "coming of age" is about the culmination of individual moments. It's not a fluid, linear process.
Side note: I want Kiki's life. Being a witch who lives and works at a bakery right by the ocean, with a cat that she can talk with? The dream.