Sunday, 31 March 2013
Kingdom Hearts Manga will Continue?
Hi everyone it's Xebs, the Anime Network has just announced that Yen Press will have secured the rights to the localisation of the Kingdom Hearts manga series. They will release the Kingdom Hearts Final Mix manga in two volumes starting May 2014, release Chain of Memories in one large volume in June 2014, and will begun publishing the Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days manga in North America in November 2013. Yen Press noted that in addition to these games, they have also secured the rights to the Kingdom Hearts II manga series. It's very exciting news for English readers, since Tokyopop discontinued the Kingdom Hearts manga series.
The Anime Network Quotes - "Illustrator Shiro Amano has created manga adaptations for Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II, and Kingdom Hearts358/2 Days games. North American publisher Tokyopop released all four volumes of Kingdom Hearts, both volumes of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, and two volumes of Kingdom Hearts II before the company shut down its North American publishing division in 2011.
Amano resumed the Kingdom Hearts II manga last year after he put it on hiatus to move on to Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. Square Enix plans to publish the sixth volume of Kingdom Hearts II in May. Right before Amano resumedKingdom Hearts II, he ended the Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days manga at five volumes.
Yen Press' release of Kingdom Hearts manga will be the Kingdom Hearts Final Mix version. Yen Press will releaseKingdom Hearts Final Mix as two omnibus volumes starting in May 2014, and will release Chain of Memories as a one-volume omnibus in June 2014. Yen Press also confirmed with ANN that it also has the rights to Kingdom Hearts II andKingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. Yen Press will begin releasing Kingdom Hearts 365/2 Days in November 2013, marking the first time the manga will be published in North America."