Japanese animation group Studio Ghibli has brought to life the Catbus, drawn directly from Hayao Miyazaki‘s My Neighbor Totoro, as part of its Ghibli Park transports.
The Catbus will begin operating next year, as part of Studio Ghibli’s joint effort with Toyota to reimagine the bus as a fully functional electric low-speed vehicle.
Along with Toyota, technology powerhouse MONET helped design the smiling, twelve-legged Catbus using a Toyota APM (Accessible People Mover) electric trolley.
The vehicle can seat six guests, in addition to the driver, and will offer transit across the Ghibli Park, reaching a maximum speed of 19 kilometers/hour.
The Catbus was initially created for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and has all the detailing that makes it very identical to the on-screen animation.
The Catbus is set to start operating on March 11 next year.