Star Wars Manga and Obi-Wan Kenobi Series
There’s big news for Star Wars fans, from the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ Series to even a Star Wars manga releasing from Yen Press. If you love Star Wars as much as I do then you’re in for a real treat of content.
The beloved characters from the Star Wars series have made an impact on everyone’s lives. No matter if you’re a Sith or Jedi you can relate to almost any of these characters. One character in particular fans are extremely excited about is the classy and sassy, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Why? Well, Obi-Wan is getting his own series on Disney+ which has many people theorizing what it will be about, who will show up, and what situations Obi-Wan will be getting himself into. Let’s hope for more jumping out of windows scenes.
However, following the show’s announcement last August, there’s been reports that script issues in January with the result being a new writer being brought on in early April, it’s possible that predictions on the show’s air date being delayed until June 2022 will come to fruition.
That’ll mean a full seventeen years will have gone by since McGregor was on screen and wielding a lightsaber (unless you count the recent trilogy’s voice-overs). Waiting a little bit longer will be worth it, particularly if we here at All Ages of Geek still get those window scenes.
Yen Press to Release Two New Star Wars Manga
What’s even more exciting is how the Star Wars Universe is expanding from books, comics, and now manga. We’re hoping to see an anime in the distant future too because that would be epic to see Obi-Wan and even angsty Ani in anime form.
Star Wars Rebels
Story and Art by Akira Aoki
A manga adaptation of the hit 3D animated series Star Wars Rebels seen on Disney XD.
The animated series launched with the first two episodes titled Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion and was followed by four seasons that aired from 2014 to 2018. The critically-acclaimed show featured fan-favorite Star Wars characters, such as Kanan Jarrus, who was the focus of his own novel and comic book series, and Chopper, a droid who made a brief appearance in the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Set during an era when the Galactic Empire is hunting down the last of the Jedi, a fledgling rebellion against the Empire begins to take form. Star Wars Rebels takes place in the area surrounding the planet Lothal, where the Galactic Empire battles against Ezra, a teenage con artist with latent Force abilities, Kanan, one of the last surviving members of the Jedi Order, and the rest of the ragtag rebels on board the starship Ghost.
Star Wars Leia, Princess of Alderaan
Story by Claudia Gray
Art by Haruichi Furudate
A manga adaptation of the beloved YA Star Wars novel, Leia, Princess of Alderaan, by Claudia Gray.
The never-before-told story of how young Leia Organa comes to join the rebellion against the evil Empire. Claudia Gray is the author of Star Wars Lost Stars, a Star Wars YA novel adapted into a manga published by Yen Press.
A young Princess Leia spends her days learning the ways of politics, aiding those in need and preparing for the traditional ceremony in which she declares her intention to one day rule Alderaan. But as Leia prepares herself to be named the heir of the throne, she becomes aware of the growing distance between her and her parents, who behind closed doors are leaders of the newly-formed Rebellion. Upon learning her parents’ secrets, Leia must now make a choice between her responsibility to the people of Alderaan and her responsibility to save a galaxy crushed by the rule of the Empire.
What Star Wars news are you most excited for this year? Let us know in the comments down below!