Amimaru to Publish Akira Himekawa's Yuana and the Silver Moon Manga

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Zelda/My Little Pony manga creator draws fantasy story about Native American boy

Digital manga distributor Amimaru announced on Wednesday that it will publish Akira Himekawa's Yuana and the Silver Moon manga on its iPad and Facebook apps.

The full-color fantasy manga is a set of short stories about a Native American boy named Yuana who can see spirits. Yuana solves problems in both the spirit and human world and learns things about himself along the way. Amimaru published the first chapter "Yuana of the Wolf Country" on Wednesday. The chapter costs 200 Amimaru points, or about US$1. Amimaru will publish second chapter, "The Tears of Crazy Bull," later this month.

Himekawa originally published the manga in the children's newspaper Asahi Shōgakusei Shimbun.

Himekawa is a female duo known for their Legend of Zelda manga. Shogakukan began publishing the Legend of Zelda in 2000. Viz published all 10 volumes of Himekawa's Zelda manga in North America, including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Oracle of Seasons, Oracle of Ages, Four Swords, The Minish Cap, A Link to the Past, and Phantom Hourglass.

Himekawa also drew manga adaptations of Legend of Crystania, Nazca, Astro Boy - Tetsuwan Atom, and Brave Story. Their Gliding REKI manga series was a finalist in the 2007 Japan Media Arts Festival. They are currently working on the manga adaptation of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Himekawa will attend the Toronto Comics Arts Festival this weekend.

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