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Kirby Manga Mania is coming west, Viz Media has announced. A release is set for Summer 2021.

We don’t have too many details currently, but this appears to an English version of Kirby of the Stars: The Story of Dedede Who Lives in Pupupu. 25 volumes of the manga were originally produced for CoroCoro Comic. The series ran between 1995 and 2006.

Interestingly, Viz Media had originally announced plans to localize Kirby of the Stars: The Story of Dedede Who Lives in Pupupu over a decade ago. However, that never ended up happening. It’s unclear why the English version came to be and what’s changed since then, but it looks like the manga series will finally be appearing in North America.

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Update (8/22): Ask Iwata is now up on Amazon Canada ($6.15 discount).


Update (7/27): Pre-orders are now live on Amazon.


Original (7/24): Last year, EarthBound creator Shigesato Itoi’s publishing company Hobonichi released a book in Japan dedicated to late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. It went over Iwata’s life, featured interviews with the likes of Itoi and Miyamoto, and more.

Fortunately, that book is now officially confirmed for English release in the west. Viz Media has announced that Ask Iwata will handle publishing, and it will release in Spring 2021.

The book will be available in both print and through digital distribution.

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Update (4/11): The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition Boxset is now up on Amazon Canada and Amazon UK.


Update (4/4): You can currently save $45 on pre-orders for the The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition Box Set on Amazon.


Original (3/31): Super Mario Bros. Manga Mania isn’t Viz’s only Nintendo announcement for the day. The company has also announced The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition Boxset, a special package featuring all five volumes of The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition manga in a new hardcover format.

Here’s the official description:

Update (4/6): This is now up for pre-order on Amazon Canada. Meanwhile, for whatever reason, it’s now unavailable on Amazon US – we’ll let you know if that changes.


Original (3/31): The Super Mario-kun manga has been ongoing in Japan since 1991. While the series has never been localized into English previously, that’ll be changing this year.

Viz Media has announced that it will offer an English version under the name “Super Mario Bros. Manga Mania”. Rather than releasing individual volumes, it sounds like we’ll instead be receiving a highlights compilation.

Here’s an official description:

Update (7/7): This is now up for pre-order on Amazon here.


Original (7/5): Kirby: Art & Style Collection is coming west in Spring 2020, Viz Media has revealed. The announcement was made this week at Anime Expo 2019.

Originally, Kirby: Art & Style Collection came out in Japan in November 2017. Made to celebrate the series’ 25th anniversary, the hardcover collection has rare art and more.

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The World Next Door has been given a new update, which adds an entire new feature. In “Versus Mode”, players can hone their battle skills in local 2-player battles to see who can claim the title of top spell-caster.

Here’s a trailer showcasing the new mode:

The World Next Door, a narrative-driven, action-adventure game, launches on the Switch eShop next Thursday. Have a look at some early footage below.

The World Next Door, first announced for Switch during the previous Nindies Showcase last August, has received a release date. Viz Media will release the game on March 28, the company has revealed.

For those who missed our previous coverage, here’s an overview and a trailer for The World Next Door:

At Anime Boston a few days ago, VIZ Media announced that it will release Dragon Quest Illustrations: 30th Anniversary Edition in the west. Pre-orders have now started to open. You can reserve it on either Amazon or Amazon Canada.

Dragon Quest Illustrations: 30th Anniversary Edition, which is hardcover by the way, features over 500 illustrations from Dragon Quest to Dragon Quest Heroes II. It also comes with a fold-out poster of the series timeline. Over 200 pages are included inside.

Dragon Quest Illustrations 30th Anniversary Edition previously released in Japan. At Anime Boston today, VIZ Media announced that the book is seeing localization. It’s due out in the west in December.

Dragon Quest Illustrations 30th Anniversary Edition is an archive of Akira Toriyama’s iconic illustrations and designs. Over 30 years of Dragon Quest titles, released from 1986 through 2016, are covered inside.

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