On June 8th, Viz Media will release the first volume of Kirby Manga Mania by Hirokazu Hikawa. Based on the iconic Kirby video game series, Kirby Manga Mania depicts the franchise’s beloved characters in the familiar medium of manga. This release is a best-of collection of the 25-volume manga Hoshi no Kirby: Dedede de Pupupu na Monogatari (Kirby of the Stars: The Story of Dedede Who Lives in Pupupu). Viz Media has provided further details below.
Kirby Manga Mania
By Hirokazu Hikawa
Published June 8, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Today Kirby is one of the most iconic and recognized video game characters ever made. With a legacy spanning three decades, the video game franchise has sold tens of millions making Kirby one of the highest selling video games of all time. Now for the first time in English, Kirby Manga Mania is a hilarious comedy set in a manga Dream Land!
Kirby joins iconic arch-frenemy King Dedede and other characters Dark Matter, Jukid, Gooey, Chef Kawasaki, and more to venture out into the picturesque world of Dream Land. Get stuck in a haunted hotel with Kirby, save King Dedede from a toy transformation, or get a glimpse of Dream Land in the 22nd century—just take a deep breath and hop in!
“This is my first best-of collection. I selected the funniest stories out of the Kirby manga series’ 25-volume run. I also drew the series’ first brand-new chapter in 11 years, as well as some bonus comics. I hope you’ll enjoy those too.” Hirokazu Hikawa, Kirby Manga Mania Author.
Kirby Manga Mania shows what Kirby does best: sleeping, eating, destroying, yet saving the day and always looking cute! Every generation of fans will appreciate Kirby’s English debut.
About the Author
Hirokazu Hikawa wasborn July 4, 1967, in Aichi Prefecture. He is best known for his manga adaptations of Bonk and Kirby. In 1987, he won an honorable mention for Kaisei!! Aozora Kyoushitsu (Beautiful Day! Outdoor Classroom) at the 14th Fujiko Fujio Awards
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