I got my “My Neighbor Totoro” art book in the mail today. Amazon got it in early before the official release date and the package arrived today. Looking through the book reminded my how cool this movie is and it makes me very impatient for the DVD release in the spring.

The book is really neat with lots of concept sketches and storyboards drawn by Miyazaki himself. Some of the concept sketches of the Totoros have crazy expressions that didn’t make it into the film, so it’s fun to see those. Also, this book doesn’t have a copy of the screenplay in the back like the other more recent Miyazaki art books (Howl, Spirted Away, and Porco Rosso), so the entire book is dedicated to artwork, which I like.

Highly recommended for Miyazaki fans.