Following on from the release of Lost Stars as “Star Wars Volume 1”, LINE have announced that a Manga adaptation of Claudia Gray’s “Leia” will be released as their second series.
From a translation of LINEs announcement:
On May 4, 2018 or “Star Wars Day” as it is now known, LINE plan to release a free serialization of their new comic “STAR WARS / Leia.”
In this Manga, we will follow Leia who became part of the Alderaan royal family soon after birth in the last scene of the movie “Star Wars Episode 3 / Revenge of Sith” before encountering Luke and Han Solo in “Star Wars Episode 4 / A New Hope.” It is a story depicting the growth of Leia. How Leia became a Princess of Alderaan, became the youngest former Lieutenant, and follows a love story with an original character – Kier.
“LINE Manga” will comicize Star Wars comicalized works through the new label “LINE STAR WARS COMICS” and will continue to pursue various initiatives aiming for further development and revitalization of the Japanese cartoon market in the future I look forward to it.
“STAR WARS / Leia”
Author: Haruichi (Original: Claudia Gray, supervised: Lucasfilm)
Series start date: May 4, 2018 (planned)
Genre: youth / fantasy author
The comic will initially be available on the LINE app in Japan, and we expect a printed comic to follow later in the year.