Kirby Gets His First English Manga On June 8

Kirby Gets His First English Manga On June 8

Nintendo’s iconic pink blob is finally getting an English manga with Kirby Manga Mania, releasing on June 8. The adventure is being authored by Hirokazu Hikawa and distributed by VIZ Media.

Kirby Manga Mania is a comedic journey set in Dream Land, with our hero going up against King Dedede and featuring appearances from Dark Matter, Jukid, Gooey, Chef Kawasaki, and more. The book will be available for just $9.99 and will be the first time Kirby sees an English manga release.

“This is my first best-of collection,” Hirokazu Hikawa said. “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.”

VIZ Media said the upcoming manga will “show what Kirby does best: sleeping, eating, destroying, yet saving the day and always looking cute!” The company is no stranger to bringing popular manga west, and its portfolio of titles even includes an original Assassin’s Creed story.

Kirby Manga Mania is expected to arrive on June 8 with pre-orders now available. To learn more about the manga, you can check out the official VIZ Media website.

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Jon Bitner is an Associate Editor for TheGamer. His passion for gaming started with his first console (Sega Genesis) and he hasn’t stopped playing since. His favorite titles include The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Team Fortress 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Pokémon Sword & Shield, Old School Runescape, Skyrim, and Breath of the Wild. He can usually be found playing the latest RPG, FPS, or some obscure mobile game. Before working as Associate News Editor, Jon earned a Biology degree and worked in the Biotechnology sector — experiences that taught him how to put words together and make sentences. When not playing or writing about the gaming industry, he enjoys sleeping, eating, and staring at birds.

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