Star Wars: Arata naru Kibou
Star Wars: A New Hope - Manga
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Star Wars: Arata naru Kibou

Alternative Titles

Japanese: STAR WARS 新たなる希望
English: Star Wars: A New Hope - Manga
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Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 15, 1998 to 2000
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Serialization: None
Authors: Lucas, George (Story), Tamaki, Hisao (Art)

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Ranked: #98582
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Popularity: #13723
Members: 1,140
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Synopsis

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....

The evil Galactic Empire reigns with oppressive might. Backed by the power of the Death Star, a planet-destroying space fortress, the Empire's rule seems all but assured. All that stands between them and supreme domination is the ragtag Rebel Alliance, a group determined to restore peace and freedom across the galaxy.

When the Rebellion manages to steal plans of the Death Star, they are tracked down by the Empire's enforcer, Darth Vader. Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan, a secret rebel spy, hides the plans on the droid R2-D2 before being captured. As Leia is dragged off to the Death Star, R2-D2 and its droid companion, C-3PO, escape to the nearest planet, the desert world of Tatooine.

It is on this wasteland that the droids encounter young farmer Luke Skywalker, who quickly learns of Leia's plight. Suffering at the hands of the Empire himself, Luke is spurred into action to rescue the princess. Aided by Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi, smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca, and the droids, Luke and the team embark on their mission, unaware that they may just be the new hope the galaxy has been waiting for.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Star Wars: Arata naru Kibou is an adaptation of the 1977 American film Star Wars (retroactively subtitled Episode IV: A New Hope). The film, created by George Lucas, was a massive success upon release and became a cultural phenomenon, spawning a wide-spanning media franchise. The manga's cover art was drawn by Noriyoshi Ohrai.

The series was published in English as Star Wars: A New Hope - Manga by Dark Horse in four volumes from July 15 to December 2, 1998. The cover art for the English editions were drawn by Adam Warren and Joseph Wight.

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Aug 29, 2022
Hey, it’s manga Star Wars! How crazy is that?!
I guess now that the new anime came out, this isn’t such a novel idea. But still, seeing Chewbacca with gorgeous anime eyes and a big sweat drop is incredible to me. I’m not even a big Star Wars fan, but I’ve gotta recommend it. Take this review pretty lightly.

If you’ve read a lot of commercial manga made for western audiences, this style will look very familiar. It’s very generic and a bit cheap, though not bad at all. The fight between Obi Wan and Vader is actually rendered richly, with great big action panel as the ...

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