Kiki's Delivery Service Kiki's Delivery Service


Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Kiki with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Kiki's Delivery Service

Created by Pokejedservo on Dec 27 2009
Kiki's Delivery Service (1998)
KikiKirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst
Kiki's Delivery Service (1998)
KikiLisa Michelson
Lisa Michelson


Yeah I know I have been doing a lot of Kiki's Delivery Service VC's in a row lately but I thought for a nice change of pace I do the eponymous witch herself namely Kiki!

In the 1990 English dub of Kiki's Deliver Service done by Streamline for Japan Airlines Kiki was voiced by the late Lisa Michelson (whom died a year later by a car crash at the age of 33). Anyways during Lisa's fairly brief career as a VA she seemed to be known for voicing young girls in which she actually did pretty well as Kiki. Seriously Lisa's work as Kiki was rather suitable for the role as her voice is very cute but not too cloying and was overall fitting for Kiki and was one of the better performances in the Streamline dub.

In the 1998 Disney dub she was voiced by well known actress Kirsten Dunst in one of her earlier voice acting performances (and while she was older than Kiki then she was a teen back then as well). Kirsten Dunst was also quite fitting for Kiki as well (in fact in retrospection she and Lisa even kind of sound similar) but all things considered Kirsten's performance as Kiki is probably my fave performance from her in general.

But overall I am actually not quite sure as both were very good for this leading role here.



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said at 8:38 AM on Tue Nov 22 2016
 1 Shout Out!
1. Kirsten Dunst: Dunst has the most natural performance, and not to mention her vocal range and emotions worked wonderfully. You really start to sympathize with Kiki when she loses her ability to fly.
2. Lisa Michelson: Michelson's not too bad but at times she slips into her Satsuki voice.
EPA Deane
said at 1:33 PM on Thu Nov 10 2016
As she's closer to Kik's age and has better chemistry with her Jiji, Kirsten earns my vote.

Lisa is not bad, it's just her line delivery feels slightly stilted.
said at 8:00 PM on Sun Jan 11 2015
To be honest I prefer Minami Takayama by a landslide but I'll go with Lisa for the English voice
said at 9:50 AM on Sat May 24 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Kirsten Dunst - At the age of 15, and a natural in the role. Her screaming whilst at high altitudes in this film is excellent. She also gives more heart and soul, which is why I feel she is one of the best choices for Disney's dub.
2. Lisa Michelson - To be fair, I can't judge her by just one clip. I have watched other clips of Streamline's dubbing, and she sounds a bit less pinched in the later scenes.

Overall: I still prefer Kirsten over Lisa. But, I will give Lisa credit for being the first English voice of Kiki.
said at 10:16 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
They're....almost EXACTLY THE SAME! But I have to give the vote to my girl Kirsten, who I think had a teensy bit more energy and cuteness in her performance.
said at 11:40 PM on Tue Sep 17 2013
I actually like both of them.
said at 3:28 PM on Thu Jan 24 2013
Lisa Michaelson is the better voice actress but some of the phrasing and sentence structure in the streamline dub is a little wonky and it tries to fit too many.words per mouth movement, making it sound less natural.
said at 2:35 PM on Tue Nov 6 2012
I like both, but more so Kirstin
said at 1:25 AM on Sun Sep 23 2012
Lisa sounds more natural to me.
said at 3:46 PM on Tue Sep 11 2012
 1 Shout Out!
I think Kirsten Dunst does the best job as Kiki. Lisa actually did alright, but Kirsten was more natural sounding and that she did an excellent performance.
said at 10:33 PM on Mon May 14 2012
Both are perfect, but Michelson is looking lonely over there so my vote goes to her.
said at 8:50 PM on Tue Nov 1 2011
 1 Shout Out!
Kirsten Dunst gets my vote she sounds more natural
said at 9:00 PM on Tue Jun 28 2011
same with me. dunst is the best!
said at 2:36 AM on Sat Mar 5 2011
Kirsten Dunst. Lisa sounds okay but I prefer Kirsten =)
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:03 AM on Mon Feb 28 2011
 2 Shout Outs!
Kirsten Dunst is my favourite, but Lisa sounds surprisingly good.
said at 10:58 PM on Fri Mar 4 2011
@NCZ It's kind of a coincidence that Lisa also voiced Satsuki in "Totoro"; she was great then and she doesn't do too badly here either. (In fact, the same production staff behind the Streamline dub was the same as the pre-Disney Totoro dub!) But I'm with you in preferring Kirsten. She did a brilliant job, and I can't fathom how anyone can declare she was "terribly miscast" or "emotionally flat", because the opposite is true to me in every way.
said at 1:15 PM on Wed Jul 4 2012
@JTurner Yeah Dunst is in no way a miscast she was perfect for this role
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