Klonoa: Dream Traveller of Noctis Sol Announced!

This one’s been in the works a while and it’s a bit hard for me to believe that it’s finally been announced.

I’m the writer of the upcoming comic story Klonoa: The Dream Traveller of Noctis Sol comic being drawn by legendary manga artist Hitoshi Ariga (Mega Man Megamix, Big O) !

This all-ages comic strip series, running absolutely free on Bandai-Namco’s ShiftyLook site, will be a brand new Klonoa adventure. It will include familiar characters from Klonoa: Door to Phantomile (PS1 and Wii) and Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil (PS2) while also adding new characters and amazing places to the franchise.

I’ve been a Klonoa fan ever since I played Phantomile on Playstation back in 1998. The appealing designs, fun gameplay and engaging storyline really jumped out at me as something special. Being able to team up with a manga artist as incredible as Hitoshi Ariga to bring Klonoa back after a 10 year hiatus is just stunning to me. I’m working really hard to make sure our comic lives up to the quality of the games (7 in total, though most were only released in Japan) while forging new paths and creating new worlds. If you check out some of Ariga’s sample artwork, you can see how much he understands and appreciates the look and feel of the Klonoa world.

As we get closer to our August/September launch date for the series, I’ll update with more teasers and interviews. Until then, wish me luck as I tackle this new and exciting project!

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PS: I’ve never worked on a project where people have created fan art even before it launches! Holy moley! Check out these two great pics:
PhuiJL on deviantART
Hewpoe by Brave Wing

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