announced that they are planning to release 'My Neighbor Totoro: A Novel', and re-release 'My Neighbor Totoro: Picture Book' both on October 1st, to celebrate the film's 25th anniversary.
The novel will be released in hardcover format only, will likely cost about $17.99, and has never before been released in English form before now. While the film's director is Hayao Miyazaki himself (who made some watercolor images for the book), the novel itself is written by Tsugiko Kubo.
The picture book, which was first released here in the 1990s, is a full-color tome with images from the film, and will cost about $19.99.
Both seem to be great new items for Totoro and Studio Ghibli fans alike to pick up.