Comic-loving fans of Disney’s and Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts are in luck, as Shiro Amano’s manga interpretation of the series is returning to North America this summer.
During a panel at anime convention Sakura-Con on March 30, manga publisher Yen Press announced that it has acquired the rights to Shiro Amano’s Kingdom Hearts manga series, which has not seen a North American release since 2008’s Kingdom Hearts II: Volume 2 from now-defunct publisher Tokyopop. The current release schedule for the series is as follows:
- May: Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix (Two omnibus volumes)
- June: Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (Omnibus)
- August: Kingdom Hearts II (Omnibus)
- November (tentative): Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days (Volume 1)
The company also plans on releasing Kingdom Hearts art books this fall.
This year can be seen as a sort of revival for the Kingdom Hearts series in North America, with the manga series making its return and several older titles set for an updated release on PlayStation 3. For more Kingdom Hearts news, stay tuned to 4P.
Source: Yen Press Sakura-Con 2013 panel (transcript)