New Series from Creator of Original Kirby Manga
Posted by Brigid Alverson on April 28, 2021 @ 2:23 am CT
Hikawa is the creator of an earlier manga series that ran in CoroCoro Comic from 1994 through 2006 and was compiled into 25 volumes in Japan. In 2009, VIZ announced that it had licensed that series (see "VIZ Media Adds 5 Manga Series”), but it was never published. Hikawa returned to the series in 2017 and drew new episodes, which he has put together with some of his favorite chapters from the older material to create a new series, which is up to volume 4 in Japan. This new series is the one VIZ has licensed.
Kirby first appeared in the 1992 game Kirby’s Dream Land, and since then he has appeared not only in a whole series of games but also as a playable character in the Super Smash Bros. games. VIZ published an art book, Kirby: Art and Style Collection, in 2020.
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