Disney Manga: Stitch and The Samurai Releases March 26th in English

Stitch and the Samurai

An English translation of the official Disney manga Stitch and The Samurai will release in English on March 26th.

Stitch and The Samurai follows the blue creature Stitch from the titular Lilo and Stitch film. The manga is written by artist Hiroto Wada whose only other work includes a gag manga about an Egyptian pharaoh working at a convenience store.

The manga is published in Japan by Kodansha and began releasing periodically since its premiere in January of 2020. A synopsis of the series from ebook retailer Book Walker can be found below.

“While fleeing the Galactic Federation, Stitch’s spaceship malfunctions and he makes an emergency landing… not in Hawaii, but in sengoku-era Japan! Discovered by the brutal warlord Lord Yamato and his clan, Stitch’s incomparable cuteness is no match for the battle-weary samurai, who decides to bring the “blue tanuki” home with him. Will Stitch’s love of chaos turn into a formidable advantage for the samurai’s influence? Or will his cute and fluffy form disarm the noble lord’s stern facade?”

The series features the Sengoku era Japanese characters depicted in an overly detailed style to contrast with Stitch’s simpler and more “western” style. The series also makes use of the ebook format it’s released in to give some panels rudimentary animation.

Due to licensing restrictions, the English ebook is only available in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

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