Space Battleship Yamato Creator Makes Manga For WiiWare, Someone Translates It

By Spencer . March 12, 2009 . 8:09am


Sunsoft is pressing forward with their WiiWare manga plans with a newly created series by Leiji Matsumoto. His previous works include Space Battleship Yamato and Galaxy Express 999. Like those Out of Galaxy: Gin no Koshika takes place in deep space. You, the woman with blonde hair, and Hajime start their quest to save the galaxy on September 9, 2099. Japanese Wii owners can read the first chapter on April 14 when distribution begins on the Wii Shopping Channel.


The manga viewing software and first episode will cost 500 Wii Points ($5). Future chapters can be purchased for 200 Wii Points ($2) a piece. Sunsoft has not outlined how many chapters of Out of Galaxy will be produced.


Surprisingly, Out of Galaxy: Gin no Koshika will have English subtitles even though it has only been announced for Japan. Sunsoft’s previous WiiWare manga Princess Ai also had English subtitles, but those were based off Tokyopop’s existing localization. Since Out of Galaxy will make its debut on WiiWare this translation is brand new. It’s hard to imagine the localization paying for itself if Sunsoft only releases Out of Galaxy in Japan so… should we expect an international release?


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  • Zefiro Torna

    Already noticed some parallels to his previous works (as expected), such as Queen Millennia which had an impending disaster to occur on September 9, 1999 in addition to young male lead named Hajime.

    Likely that this service (or a “sister” service run by an outside party) will see an international release due to the very fact that Matsumoto’s titles do not perform well in some international regions, particularly the English speaking ones. With that in mind, digital distribution outlets like this service provide an advantage to the sort of manga which wouldn’t normally get looked at by most print companies in some regions.

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