Looks like Kirby is gearing up for a big year. After the character’s big appearance in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, the beloved Nintendo IP is going to print. A brand new Kirby manga has been announced, which will be made in collaboration with HAL Laboratory in Japan.
According to the first advertisements, the manga will be titled Star Kirby and written by Katou Minori. The series begins March 3 in Ciao magazine. At this point, there’s no word yet on whether the Kirby manga will be going to the United States, as no U.S. publishers have announced a license.
So far, there are few details about this Kirby manga, but fans expect it to be a true action comedy as usual. After all, Star Kirby is far from the first Nintendo manga out there. In fact, it’s not the first Kirby manga.
In 2006, Kirby released his own manga in CoroCore called The Story of Dedede Who Lives in Puppy. The comedy was written by Hirokazu Hikawa and was kept exclusively in Japan for many years. However, Kirby Manga Mania was recently released in the United States and acts as a best-of collection for the comedy. Viz Media has overseen the release of the Kirby manga in the United States and has received positive reviews from readers even after all this time.
Now Nintendo is going all in on a new manga, and Star Kirby has big shoes to fill. After all, the game company has released a slew of best-selling manga to date. From Splatoon to The Legend of Zelda and Mario, Nintendo’s top IPs have given manga their best, and Kirby is ready to give the medium another go.
Have you ever picked up one of Nintendo’s manga series? Are you excited about this new Kirby adventure? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below or give me a call on Twitter @Megan Peters CB.
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