Star Wars (manga)

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Star Wars
Star Wars Manga cover 01.jpg
The first volume of the Star Wars manga, published in Japan on July 15, 1998
Genre Science fiction, Fantasy
Manga
A New Hope
Written by George Lucas
Illustrated by Hisao Tamaki
English publisher
Volumes 4
Manga
The Empire Strikes Back
Written by George Lucas
Illustrated by Toshiki Kudo
English publisher
Tokyopop
Volumes 4
Manga
Return of the Jedi
Written by George Lucas
Illustrated by Shin'ichi Hiromoto
English publisher
Tokyopop
Volumes 4
Manga
The Phantom Menace
Written by George Lucas
Illustrated by Kia Asamiya
English publisher
Tokyopop
Volumes 2
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Four Star Wars films have been adapted to manga. There are currently no manga adaptations of Attack of the Clones or Revenge of the Sith.

Volumes[edit]

A New Hope[edit]

Main article: Star Wars (film)

Artwork-Hisao Tamaki
Volumes-4
Volume 1: Luke meeting Obi-wan and the droids, destruction of Luke's home
Volume 2: Meeting of Han Solo, journey to Death Star
Volume 3: Death Star events, Obi-wan's death
Volume 4: Attack of Death Star

The Empire Strikes Back[edit]

Artwork-Toshiki Kudo
Volumes-4
Volume 1: Hoth Battle
Volume 2: Meeting Yoda
Volume 3: Han, Leia, Chewbacca, C3P-O on Cloud City
Volume 4: Han frozen, Luke loses his hand to Vader

Return of the Jedi[edit]

Main article: Return of the Jedi

Artwork-Shin-Ichi Hiromoto
Volumes-4
Volume 1: Everyone captured by Jabba
Volume 2: Escape from Jabba, head to Dagobah
Volume 3: Ewok village, Luke's capture
Volume 4: Death of Vader and Palpatine

The Phantom Menace[edit]

Artwork-Kia Asamiya
Volumes-2
Volume 1: Finding of Anakin
Volume 2: Qui-Gon's death and Darth Maul battle

Stylistic Differences[edit]

  • In episode 4, Leia's classic cinnamon bun hairstyle is accentuated with a trailing portion of hair hanging beneath.
  • In episode 4 volume 3 when Kenobi battles Darth Vader, the lightsaber duel is much more elaborate and more fluid as per the typical manner in manga.
  • In episode 5 volume 4, Luke's battle with Darth Vader is bloodier and Luke's temptation when Vader reveals his parentage is illustrated with a collage of mental images just before he chooses death instead.
  • In episode 6 volume 2 when Leia kills Jabba the Hutt, he vomits more, Leia attacks a Gamorrean guard with a staff, and she is grabbed when swinging by Luke, and Darth Vader's eyes are stylistically reminiscent of super deformed.

Notes[edit]

  • To conform to Western standards, the art was copied in mirror-image in order to be read from left-to-right.

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