Reading Journal Entry: My Neighbor Totoro 4 by Studio Ghibli

I thought I was reserving the DVD of My Neighbor Totoro, an anime film produced by Studio Ghibli. Instead I got a cute little hardbound comic book that is number 4 in a series.

Unfortunately I can't recommend it, even though I enjoy manga and anime. The book is laid-out right to left in a way that makes the sequence of events hard to follow. Japanese exclamations and sound effects were not translated. The art appears to be merely repurposed frames from the movie. No effort has been made to take advantage of the differing medium. And there's about 1/4 of a plot.

Watch the movie instead!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

At least it was a quick read!