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Two New “Star Wars” Manga Series To Be Released By Yen Press

Two ongoing manga series are on their way!

New tales are on their way from a galaxy far, far, away, thanks to the folks over at Yen Press and their recent acquisition of two ongoing Star Wars manga series, in collaboration with Lucasfilm.

Star Wars Rebels

Star Wars Rebels is a manga adaption of the popular Disney XD Star Wars Rebel 3D animated series. Its story and art are by Akira Aoki.

“Set during an era when the Galactic Empire is hunting down the last of the Jedi, a fledgling rebellion against the Empire begins to take form. Star Wars Rebels takes place in the area surrounding the planet Lothal, where the Galactic Empire battles against Ezra, a teenage con artist with latent Force abilities, Kanan, one of the last surviving members of the Jedi Order, and the rest of the ragtag rebels on board the starship Ghost.” 
Via Yen Press

The series it adapts ran from 2014 to 2018, spanning four seasons. It became a fan favorite for its fun characters, entertaining episodes, and its setting in a beloved time in the Star Wars galaxy.

Star Wars Leia, Princess of Alderaan

Star Wars Leia, Princess of Alderaan is an adaption of the Leia, Princess of Alderaan YA Star Wars novel series written by Claudia Gray. The series will still be written by Claudia Gray, with art by Haruichi Furudate.


“A young Princess Leia spends her days learning the ways of politics, aiding those in need and preparing for the traditional ceremony in which she declares her intention to one day rule Alderaan. But as Leia prepares herself to be named the heir of the throne, she becomes aware of the growing distance between her and her parents, who behind closed doors are leaders of the newly-formed Rebellion. Upon learning her parents’ secrets, Leia must now make a choice between her responsibility to the people of Alderaan and her responsibility to save a galaxy crushed by the rule of the Empire.”
Via Yen Press

The story of one of the most iconic characters ever, this series will explore the journey that brought Leia Organa to help save the galaxy.

Two amazing stories set in the Star Wars universe before and after the events Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, these are some reads to get excited for!

A release date will be coming soon from Yen Press, so stay tuned for when you get to bring these titles home!

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About Tai

Editor-in-Chief of the Tides. He has contributed articles and helped write for sites across the wide expanse of the internet. Comic book craving, video game playing, Star Wars fanboy at your service. Mention all forms of geekdom and you will have a friend in him.

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