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Star Wars Lost Stars, Vol. 3 is the final trade paperback compilation of Lost Stars, a manga which adapts Claudia Gray's novel of the same name. The manga was first released in Japan by Line Corporation on April 20, 2019 and later in the United States by Yen Press on October 29, 2019.
ISBN 9784909767509; April 20, 2019; Line Corporation; Japanese paperback
ISBN 9781975358679; October 29, 2019; Yen Press; US paperback
It’s a crime that the manga was condensed into three volumes. I enjoyed witnessing one of my favorite novels in an art style that I absolutely love, but Lost Stars is such a substantial story and so much of it was omitted due to the strict limitations of this particular publication. If given enough time and resources, the manga could have easily been expanded into eight volumes minimum. I don’t expect the manga version to be revisited. Honestly, it’s a miracle we’ve gotten a manga adaptation of Lost Stars in the first place. I still recommend the manga (after reading the full novel first), I just wish that we could have gotten more. Even still, I will proudly display the manga series on my shelf.
Star Wars Lost Stars, Vol. 2 is part 2 of a 3 part series. It is a manga adaptation of Claudia Gray's novel of the same name.
The continuation of the thrilling manga adaptation of Claudia Gray's Star Wars Lost Stars novel! What does destiny have in store for Thane and Ciena?
ISBN 9784909767493; April 20, 2019; Line Corporation; Japanese paperback
ISBN 9781975327545; September 3, 2019; Yen Press; US paperback
Star Wars Lost Stars, Vol. 1 is part 1 of a 3 part series. This combined series is a compilation of a manga adaptation of Claudia Gray's novel of the same name.
Thane Kyrell and Ciena Ree both know this very well when they enroll Imperial Academy, eager to pursue their dreams. When Thane discovers the darker side of the Empire, though, and defects to the Rebellion, the pair's lifelong friendship will be put to the ultimate test.
ISBN 9784909767486; April 20, 2019; Line Corporation; Japanese paperback
ISBN 9781975326531; May 8, 2018; Yen Press; US paperback