Now that the 9-film Star Wars saga has come to an end in The Rise of Skywalker, it’s time to take a look back at one of the key heroes of the journey in a new Star Wars manga. This one comes from a variety of renowned manga artists, including The Legend of Zelda series’ Akira Himekawa, and it’s officially available in stores now from VIZ Media.
In addition to Akira Himekawa, Luke Skywalker: The Manga manga features work by Haruichi, Subaru, Akira Fukaya, and Takashi Kisaki. The story is inspired by award-winning author Ken Liu’s Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
More on the artists from VIZ’s press release:
AKIRA FUKAYA AND TAKASHI KISAKI
As an artist and writer team, Fukaya and Kisaki frequently collaborate on manga projects published in Japan. Fukaya has been enthralled with Star Wars since he was in elementary school. The starships and character designs, as well as the planets portrayed in the films, inspired him to create stories of his own. The Starship Graveyard is their English manga debut.
A longtime fan of the Star Wars galaxy, Haruichi is also the creator behind the Star Wars Japanese 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 affection for the stormtroopers. I, Droid is Haruichi’s English manga debut.
Subaru currently lives in Tokyo and works in the animation industry as a background artist. Subaru loves that the characters in Star Wars always jump toward their destiny. The Tale of Lugubrious Mote is Subaru’s English manga debut.
Akira Himekawa are an artist duo from Japan with many fans all over the world. They have always wondered what may have happened to Luke Skywalker in between his galactic adventures and love exploring those possibilities.