In order to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Studio Ghibli’s animated film << My Neighbor Totoro >>, Viz Media will release a novel and an updated version of the My Neighbor Totoro Picture Book, as it was announced on Thursday 28.
My Neighbor Totoro: A Novel
will be released as a hardcover edition. Children’s author Tsugiko Kubo wrote the novelization with watercolor images by film director Hayao Miyazaki himself. The book will arrive on October 1 at the retail price of US$17.99. The book has not been previously released in English.
My Neighbor Totoro Picture Book New Edition
is a full-color picture book with images from Studio Ghibli’s film. The updated version has a new cover design. It will retail for US$19.99 and is also slated for release on October 1. Viz released its first edition of this book in 2005, and Tokuma Shoten published an earlier English edition in the 1990s.