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[1]
A New Hope
Written by George Lucas
Illustrated by Hisao Tamaki
English publisher
Volumes 4
The Empire Strikes Back
Written by George Lucas
Illustrated by Toshiki Kudo
English publisher
Dark Horse Comics
Volumes 4
Return of the Jedi
Written by George Lucas
Illustrated by Shin'ichi Hiromoto
English publisher
Dark Horse Comics
Volumes 4
The Phantom Menace
Written by George Lucas
Illustrated by Kia Asamiya
English publisher
Dark Horse Comics
Volumes 2
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Four Star Wars films were adapted to manga by Dark Horse Comics between 1998 and 1999: Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Return of the Jedi (1983), and Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999).[2][3][4]


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

A New Hope[edit]

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]

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


  1. ^ "Star Wars: A New Hope - Manga #1 (of 4)". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved May 27, 2018. 
  2. ^ ""Star Wars" Manga Returns in Digital Format". 
  3. ^ "Animerica: Animerica Feature: Star Wars: Episode 1 in manga". 12 February 2004. Archived from the original on 12 February 2004. 
  4. ^ "Animerica: Animerica Feature: Star Wars, the Manga". 7 April 2004. Archived from the original on 7 April 2004. 

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