|Neppū magazine's October 2012 issue (source)|
According to an article published by Anime News Network, Studio Ghibli made the announcement regarding the magazine's new digital format early last week after Japanese fans reported difficulty in obtaining printed copies from local sources. The monthly magazine is a free handout that serves as a line of communication between the studio and its fans, providing a behind-the-scenes look at their work in animation as well as information on various goings-on within the company and the lives of their employees. In print since January 2003, this month's issue marks the first time the magazine will be distributed digitally and made widely accessible to fans outside Japan.
The October issue of Neppū will be available for download in PDF format at Studio Ghibli's official site until November 11, 2012. Additional issues are expected to be posted each month.