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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
Honestly, I was a bit surprised to see how the first volume began. The manga series starts off in the middle of the original story, and it was a bit jarring to see that so much has been skipped. If you wish to experience Lost Stars for the first time, I highly recommend that you start with the actual novel so you don’t miss all of the buildup to the more vital parts of the overall story. The manga is still great, but I think it’s better as a visual enhancer rather than a substitute for the novel itself.
I'm glad the decision was made to adapt Lost Stars to a manga and to release it outside of Japan. This unique volume is for a niche audience: fans of Lost Stars and fans of manga, or at least those who are open to trying out a new reading style. If you fit into those categories, this is a great book to pick up! The artwork is beautiful, and the adaptation captures the emotion and compelling story of the original Lost Stars well.
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. 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