Lit Lost Stars, the Japanese webcomic

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  1. LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master

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    Apparently, Japan will get a webcomic adaptation of Claudia Gray's acclaimed YA novel Lost Stars. From what I gathered by running that page through Google Translate, it will be drawn by Komiyama Yuusaku, and will be published online chapter by chapter every Thursday from May 4, 2017. It's a LINE webtoon, like that Korean retelling of the OT from 2015.

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  2. Chris0013 Jedi Master

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    So not in English??
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  3. LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master

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    As of today, I don't know. Note that the OT retelling was translated in English eventually, so maybe this one will be as well.
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  4. SilentGuy66 Jedi Master

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    Wonder if they'll include the sex scenes :p

    "Don't you dare stop". She groaned. He didn't.
  5. Charlemagne19 Force Ghost

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  6. Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV

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    That's pretty cool. And even though it's got that Manga look that's more or less how I pictured Thane.
    I've read enough Manga to know this is much more distinct a possibility than you realize. :p
  7. SensationalSean Jedi Knight

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    I'd love to see a print version of this somewhere down the line!


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  8. SienneRe Jedi Knight

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    definitely excited - it's one of my favourite Star Wars books!
  9. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    YOU MEAN WE'LL GET ART OF THE IMPERIAL PALACE BALL???????


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  10. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    I am so not the target for this art style (or this language) but I love that this is a thing.
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  11. Vthuil Force Ghost

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    I wish I could read Japanese.
  12. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Yeah it's... not my preferred art style. But it's better than nothing.

    And yes, it definitely shows there's interest in this kind of thing in Japan and that's really cool.
  13. Bly Jedi Master

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    I dunno, if ever there was a perfect art style for a fancy-pants Imperial ball in a college love story (at that point in time), Manga would fit the bill pretty nicely. :p
  14. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I do not agree in the slightest. I'd suggest 18th century rococo or 19th century romantic.
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  15. Vthuil Force Ghost

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    I don't care much for manga style, but that's awfully nitpicky. This seems cool.
  16. Bly Jedi Master

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    Touché. Correction---styles currently being used for mainstream comics art. XD
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  17. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    That's like saying "I don't care for country music" is nitpicky when discussing... music.
  18. Yunzabit Jedi Knight

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    Eh Konichiwa. Lost Stars had that put-you-in-the-story type of plot though I'm shocked Disney let Cienna say how good the sex with Thane was in the book ;)
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  19. MercenaryAce Jedi Grand Master

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    Star Wars manga always looks weird to me, which is in itself weird because star wars is one of the most manga things ever.

    Search your feelings, you know it to be true.
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  20. Daneira Jedi Knight

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    Ciena looks badass. Even if this doesn't get an English translation, I'd buy it just for the art.


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  21. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    I look forward to the plethora of wook articles with B&W manga character pics.
  22. Vorax Jedi Master

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    They'd hentai it all up, and probably include Bor Gullet on the action.
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  23. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    I would advise against cultural stereotyping.
  24. godisawesome Jedi Master

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    Thinking about it now, Lost Stars really fits the highly theatrical nature of some Manga. Both our heroes are hot-blooded In their own ways, their emotions are big enough that just drawing facial expressions will properly communicate whole paragraphs of text, and the entire dual protagonist situation allows for broad comparisons of the Empire and The Rebellion to be made throughout using the art. Lost Stars is a very operatic story (especially as a romance), and Manga comics tend to be *very* operatic in comparison to most traditional Western comic art.

    And gosh darn it, I WANT THIS! Heck, I could probably add it to my classroom library and get more kids to pick it up just because it's a manga!
  25. BobaMatt TFN EU Staff

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    Well since they're going to adapt the book into a movie, this makes sense.

    ;)
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