The story of two young girls interacting with friendly spirits in post war rural Japan, My Neighbor Totoro is perhaps the most beloved movie in the career of iconic animator and film director Hayao Miyazaki. And to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its release, Viz Media is inviting you to revisit the classic story in a new format, as this week the publisher will release My Neighbor Totoro: The Novel, featuring watercolor art by Miyazaki.

The adaptation is written by Japanese children's author Tsugiko Kubo, and will be the first time all of Miyazaki's watercolor art for the story will be printed in one bound volume. The book arrives in stores Tuesday, October 1, along with an updated version of the popular My Neighbor Totoro Picture Book that was first released a few years ago.

 

[Via Robot 6]