Starting in March, a vehicle modeled after the "cat bus" that appears in Studio Ghibli's works will run through Expo Aichi Memorial Park in Nagakute City, Aichi Prefecture, and was unveiled to the press on the 27th. .

The vehicle, which is modeled after the "Cat Bus" that appears in the movie "My Neighbor Totoro," is based on Toyota Motor Corporation's electric vehicle and was supervised by Studio Ghibli director Goro Miyazaki.

In order to give the impression of a creature that is about to start moving, the body has no shine and is rounded overall, so the seats and ceiling also have a soft and fluffy feel.

It was unveiled at a ceremony held at Expo Aichi Commemorative Park, and Director Miyazaki said, ``We paid attention to every detail and created a cute cat bus. I hope everyone can pet it and enjoy it.'' .

You can ride the "Cat Bus" from March 16th, when Ghibli Park's new area "Witch's Valley" opens in the park.

This is a special road that connects Ghibli Park's Dondokomori and Mononoke no Sato areas. It runs approximately 2km each way in 10 minutes, and costs 1,000 yen for adults and 500 yen for children aged 4 to elementary school age. about it.