Nintendo’s Splatoon manga getting an official English translation


The official Splatoon manga that’s been serialized in Japan’s Corocoro Comic magazine since 2015 is getting an official English-language release later this year, publisher Viz Media confirmed today.

The all-ages comic based on the original Wii U game focuses on four Inklings caught up in the Splatoon Turf War. The manga, from artist Hinodeya Sankichi, features “all-new adventures inspired by the hit Nintendo video game,” according to Viz Media.

Pricing, format and release date for the localized Splatoon manga were not announced. Here’s a peek at the manga’s cover.

The next game in Nintendo’s stylish squid kid franchise is coming to Nintendo Switch on July 21. Nintendo released a trailer for Splatoon 2’s single-player mode earlier this week.

Viz Media publishes English-language versions of other video game manga, including series based on The Legend of Zelda and Pokémon.



I’m just really excited for Splatoon 2.

I’m really glad for this, always glad to get more Splatoon stuff released in the west, but I can’t help but feel a bit peeved that the manga is pushing the boy inkling, both in the fact that he’s the sole focus of the cover but also if you look at the actual manga pages, it feels very much like the girl inklings end up sidelined.

This really mainly bothers me because of how both the first and now the 2nd Splatoon games focus on the girl inkling as being the main character of single player. (Notice how the boy inkling’s design isn’t show cased at all in the single player trailer.) I wouldn’t say I’m "angry" about it though, I understand this is simply how things tend to be, but I still can’t help but feel a bit frustrated.

You should check out the fan-comic series "Heroes of Inkopolis". Features both Inklings.

CoroCoro Comic targets elementary school aged boys. You can extrapolate from there why the main character is a boy.

whispers to self
I don’t need it… I don’t need it… I don’t need it…
reads article again

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