There are many famous cats in Japan but for anime fans, Jiji, the black cat from Hayao Miyazaki's and Ghibli Studio's 1989 masterpiece Kiki's Delivery Service, is certainly the first that comes to mind. Stylish and elegant, the companion and familiar of the thirteen-year-old witch Kiki, the black cat is perfect as a miniature porcelain figure and this is how the people from Ghibli and its merchandise brand Donguri brought him to life with the Kiki's Delivery Service Jiji Music Box.
Sitting on a beautiful dais next to Kiki's iconic red radio, Jiji twirls around to the tune of "Yasashisa ni Tsutsumareta Nara," the song by Yumi Matsutoya (aka Yumi Arai) that became the film's popular ending theme. Crafted and overseen by the people who brought you the actual film, the Kiki's Delivery Service Jiji Music Box transports you back to Koriko and makes you feel part of Kiki's coming-of-age, magical adventures!
The Kiki's Delivery Service Jiji Music Box features: