The original novel of the My Neighbour Totoro franchise will be translated and published for the English-language market through VizMedia. This is the company’s way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this incredible story’s anime movie, adapted and directed by the famous Japanese anime director Hayao Miyazaki in 1988. See below for details.
My Neighbor Totoro: A Novel will be released in hardcover format on the North American market on October 1, 2013 and will cost $17.99 U.S. / $21.00 CAN (this is about 14 euro). Author Tsugiko Kubo incorporates the images into his words, crafting a whole new experience. The story will also include original watercolour illustrations by Miyazaki.
There will also be a picture book released on the same date. It will be priced at $19.99 U.S. / $22.99 CAN (about 15.50 euro). The picture book will include a new, specially created for the occasion cover which has been also made in the original Ghibli style. This book will allow the friends of Totoro to re-live the moments from the movie through its full-colour pages and spreads and the included character dialogues – taken directly from the film!
Source: Viz Media
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