VIZ Media Releases The Legends of Luke Skywalker: The Manga
43 years after the release of Star Wars: A New Hope in theaters, the legendary space saga unfolds in the manga galaxy, thanks to the latest story in the Skywalker saga. Bringing together all the adventure fans would expect from Star Wars, the great entertainment and publishing publisher VIZ Media, in collaboration with Lucasfilm, is launching Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker: The Manga today!
Encounters with the elusive Jedi Luke Skywalker confused many in a galaxy far, far away. A group of renowned Japanese manga artists Akira Himekawa, Haruichi, Subaru, Akira Fukaya and Takashi Kisaki brilliantly capture and bring him to life in this literary play.
Star Wars and manga fans will be delighted by the narrative and humor narrated in Star Wars: The Legend of Luke Skywalker: The Manga Inspired by Nebula, Hugo and Star Trek Journey: The Last Jedi, by the winning author from World Fantasy, Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy.
About the artists:
AKIRA FUKAYA AND TAKASHI KISAKI
As a team of artists and writers, Fukaya and Kisaki often collaborate on manga projects published in Japan. Fukaya has been delighted with Star Wars since he was in elementary school. The starships and character designs, as well as the planets depicted in the films, inspired him to create his own stories. Starship Graveyard is his English manga debut.
Longtime fan of the Star Wars Galaxy, Haruichi is also the creator of the Japanese Star Wars webtoon, Leia Organa: Ordeal of the Princess. Haruichi has always admired characters like Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and especially Obi-Wan Kenobi, but lately she has a growing fondness for stormtroopers. Me, Droid, is Haruichi's English manga debut.
Subaru currently lives in Tokyo and works in the animation industry as a background artist. Subaru loves Star Wars characters always jumping toward their destination. The Tale of Lugubrious Mote is Subaru's manga debut in English.
Akira Himekawa is a duo of artists from Japan with many fans around the world. They have always wondered what could have happened to Luke Skywalker between their galactic adventures and love to explore these possibilities.
Winner of the Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy awards, Ken Liu is the author of The Legends of Luke Skywalker.