My Neighbor Totoro: 25th Anniversary Means a New Novel and Picture Book

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VIZ Media marks the 25th Anniversary of famed director Hayao Miyazaki’s whimsical animated family fantasy, My Neighbor Totoro, with the new release of My Neighbor Totoro: The Novel as well as a brand new edition of the My Neighbor Totoro Picture Book.

VIZ Media marks the 25th Anniversary of famed director Hayao Miyazaki’s whimsical animated family fantasy, My Neighbor Totoro, with the new release of My Neighbor Totoro: The Novel as well as a brand new edition of the My Neighbor Totoro Picture Book.

My Neighbor Totoro is Hayao Miyazki’s timeless fairy tale for all ages and one of the most internationally acclaimed films to ever come out of Japan,” says Masumi Washington, Sr. Editorial Director at VIZ Media. “My Neighbor Totoro: The Novel and the new edition of the My Neighbor Totoro picture Book capture the poignancy and emotion of the story of Satsuki, Mei and their loveable fuzzy forest friends and will be wonderful additions to any Miyazaki fan’s personal library.”

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 was released in 1988 by Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli, which also produced beloved anime masterpieces Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo. Totoro is internationally popular and has spawned a colorful array of adorable plush characters, toys, collectibles and other memorabilia found worldwide. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released the DVD/Blu-ray Edition of My Neighbor Totoro in the U.S. earlier this year.

MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO: THE NOVEL

MSRP: $17.99 U.S.

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The superbly animated classic by legendary Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki is now retold in a novel written by Tsugiko Kubo. This prestigious hardcover edition also 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 New Edition

Rated “A” for All Ages· MSRP: $19.99 U.S.

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This companion, full-color book to My Neighbor Totoro features 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.

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