News Viz to Publish My Neighbor Totoro Novel in English
posted on 2013-02-28 19:35 EST
Viz Media announced on Thursday that it will release My Neighbor Totoro: A Novel and an updated version of the My Neighbor Totoro Picture Book to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Studio Ghibli's animated film.
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.
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