In Japan, they really love cats. So it was really no surprise when Japanese company AmiAmi came out with figurines of the main Naruto cast as felines. They even have a cute name — “Nyaruto” — because in Japanese “nya” is the onomatopoeia for the sound cats make.
Those kitty Naruto figures did so well that AmiAmi is back with a new batch of Naruto characters as cats. First up is Itachi:
Then we have Iruka-sensei:
Shikamaru also got the cat treatment:
And while we’re at it, here’s Gaara as an adorable kitty:
The figurines go for 1,540 yen a piece (about $15).
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.