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Manga-Style Jabba and Leia T-Shirt

January 31, 2011

The art on this shirt originally appeared on the cover of a Star Wars manga (Japanese comic book) published in the US by Dark Horse Comics. It’s the second of four books devoted to the story from Return of the Jedi, which makes the message in Japanese at the bottom of the shirt rather odd. It reads 新たなる希望, or “A New Hope.” Obviously, that is the title that should go with the first set of comics, rather than this one. It should read ジェダイの復讐, or “Return of the Jedi” but either someone made a mistake, or they just figured nobody would be able to read it and didn’t bother to put the correct title.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 1, 2011 2:12 pm

    This design does a surprisingly good job of illustrating Leia’s internal struggle, coming to terms with her profound attraction to Jabba, but ultimately succumbing to her inherently wicked female compulsion to maniacally destroy the man she loves.

  2. February 2, 2011 4:07 am

    I like it. There’s a new and differnt interpretaion of not only Jabba, buty Leia too.

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