Yen Press and JY announced the acquisition of two series featuring iconic Disney characters – Kingdom Hearts III (manga) and Wizards of Mickey. Kingdom Hearts III (manga) will be published under the Yen Press imprint and Wizards of Mickey will be published under JY, the Yen Press imprint for middle-grade readers.
Kingdom Hearts III (manga)
Created by Tetsuya Nomura
Art by Shiro Amano
A manga retelling of Kingdom Hearts III, the latest in the iconic franchise and one of the best-selling video game releases of 2019.
As the one chosen by the Keyblade, Sora travels once again with his friends Donald and Goofy in order to reclaim his lost power!
Released in early 2019 after more than a decade since Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts III was one of the most anticipated video games in history. Kingdom Hearts III (manga) is drawn by Shiro Amano, the fan-favorite artist who worked on all previous Kingdom Hearts manga.
Wizards of Mickey
Story by Stefano Ambrosio
Art by Lorenzo Pastrovicchio
A beautiful full-color graphic novel series featuring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy in a fantasy setting—an original story about Mickey’s pursuit of magical artifacts and greatness as a wizard.
Originally published in Italy in Topolino, a digest magazine which included Disney comics, Wizards of Mickey is a fun, adventurous fantasy that has been published worldwide in several languages and adapted into a video game and trading card game. JY is thrilled to publish these exciting graphic novels, introducing young readers to a fresh take on the world’s most iconic and beloved Disney characters!
Kingdom Hearts III, Vol. 1 (manga) and Wizards of Mickey, Vol. 1 are scheduled for a November 2020 release.