In the world of anime, the name Hayao Miyazaki can only be said in reverence. The director is the man behind award-winning films like Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, but some fans will know him best for Kiki's Delivery Service. The magical film debuted years ago, but GKIDS is bringing back Kiki and her talking cat Jiji to theaters later this month. So, if you want to celebrate, you can try your hand at making one adorable toy for your own cat.
ComicBook is here to show you how you can make your own Jiji catnip toy for your own feline friend. Thanks to GKIDS, you can watch a video tutorial of how to bring Kiki's faithful companion to life for your own pet.
Just, don't expect the gift to make your own cat talk or anything. Jiji is a one-of-a-kind feline, and Kiki would be rather upset to learn that her witty cat wasn't as unique as they first thought.
If you want to check out Kiki's Delivery Service in theaters, then you can do so later this month. GKIDS and Fathom Events will screen the film in select cinemas on July 23 and 24. The film's English dub will air on the first date while its sub screens on the second, so make sure you sit in on the showing you want.
You can purchase tickets for the special two-day event here.
You can check out the synopsis for Kiki's Delivery Service below:
"From the legendary Studio Ghibli and director Hayao Miyazaki comes "Kiki's Delivery Service", the beloved coming-of-age story of a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt. It is tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and set out into the wide world to learn their craft. When that night comes for Kiki, she embarks on her life journey with her chatty black cat, Jiji, landing the next morning in a sea-side village, where a bakery owner hires her to make deliveries."