Viz Media Announces Publishing Rights for Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker: The Manga

Celebrated Japanese Manga Creators Adapt STAR WARS For Official Release in Early 2020


San Francisco, CA, October 7, 2019 – Multimedia entertainment company VIZ Media, LLC adds the world-renowned Star Wars franchise to its publishing catalog with the acquisition of STAR WARS: THE LEGENDS OF LUKE SKYWALKER: THE MANGA.

STAR WARS: THE LEGENDS OF LUKE SKYWALKER: THE MANGA is scheduled for release in early 2020. The anthology will feature a collection of stories by a cadre of renowned manga luminaries that include Akira Himekawa, Haruichi, Akira Fukaya, Takashi Kisaki and Subaru. Akira Himekawa created the bestselling THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga franchise (also published by VIZ Media), inspired by the classic Nintendo® puzzle-solving, role-playing video games. Haruichi is the creator of Leia Organa: Ordeal of the Princess, an official Star Wars Line Webcomic based on the YA Novel, Leia: Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray.

“With the global appeal of the Star Wars franchise, this publishing release offers an exciting new way to enjoy the brand from the perspective of master manga storytellers,” says Brad Woods, Chief Marketing Officer, VIZ Media. “STAR WARS: THE LEGENDS OF LUKE SKYWALKER features the dynamic vision and bold art styles of some of the manga genre's most celebrated creators and artists. We invite readers to discover this release early next year.”

STAR WARS: THE LEGENDS OF LUKE SKYWALKER: THE MANGA is adapted from the hit Star Wars novel, Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi—The Legends of Luke Skywalker, written by the Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy award-winning author Ken Liu.

For additional information on anime and manga titles available from VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.

About VIZ Media, LLC

Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular SHONEN JUMP brand and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan's largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shogakukan Inc., Shueisha Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at viz.com.

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