As she learns more about her parents involvement, she becomes intrigued by their cause and – spoiler – she joins the rebellion.
When Leia decides to become involved herself in the fight against the Empire, whether her parents approve or not, she will have to prove to them that she is a valuable asset who must be allowed to take a stand, regardless of the risk to herself.
This is where Leia begins turning into the Leia we all recognize – respected leader of the resistance who refuses to back down.
Her stand will also put her at odds with a pacifist young Alderaanian man who gives Leia her first kiss…and her first real loss.
Cause stories about teenage girls always need a heartthrob, right?
The series is illustrated by manga artist Haruichi, the creator of Haikyuu!!.
His art does a great job of capturing the style of the original Star Wars films while adding some emotive manga elements as well.
For now the series will be released online, through digital platform LINE, who also adapted Star Wars: The Lost Wars last year. Seems as if Disney is onboard with an ongoing marriage between Star Wars and manga. I certainly wouldn’t mind seeing a lot more…
Subscribe to LINE through their app to get Leia, Princess of Alderaan on May 5th.
Let us know which Star Wars characters you’d love to see get their own manga. My vote’s for Chewie.