VIZ Media celebrates the 25th Anniversary of director Hayao Miyazaki’s popular animated movie My Neighbor Totoro with a special tie-in novel and picture book on October 1st. Published under VIZ Media’s Studio Ghibli Library imprint, the novel will be be priced at $17.99, while the picture book will be sold for $19.99.
In Hayao Miyazaki’s charming animated classic, eleven-year-old Satsuki and her sassy little sister Mei have moved to the country to be closer to their ailing mother. While their father is working, the girls explore their sprawling old house and the forest and fields that surround it. Soon, Satsuki and Mei discover Totoro, a magical forest spirit who takes them on fantastic adventures through the trees and the clouds – and teaches them a lesson about trusting one another.
My Neighbor Totoro: The Novel features original watercolor illustrations by Miyazaki himself, accompanying a story written by veteran children’s book author Tsugiko Kubo. Sure to delight both existing fans and new readers! My Neighbor Totoro Picture Book showcases artwork taken directly from the movie. The updated edition also features new cover design and allows parents and children to relive Totoro’s magical adventures with scene-by-scene illustrations and character dialogue.