New Manga to Debut First on Nintendo Wii

Sunsoft has announced that Leiji Matsumoto's newest manga, Out of Galaxy Koshika, will debut on the Nintendo Wii's Shopping Channel on April 14th. Sorry, all, Japan only, at least for now.

Sunsoft already released Princess Ai in January. Unlike Princess Ai, however, this is a totally new manga title.

The first episode will cost 500 Wii points ($5). Subsequent episodes can be purchased for 200 Wii Points ($2) each.

Leiji Matsumoto is probably best known as the creator of Space Battleship Yamato (Star Blazers), Space Pirate Captain Harlock, and Galaxy Express 999. I can definitely see hints of thos in the image above.

Out of Galaxy Koshika is set in 2099. A young boy named Hajime Umino finds himself aboard on a space ship helmed by a beautiful woman named Yo Haguro. The ship has been sent into space to save the Earth from obliteration. Sounds plenty familiar.

No plans for distribution outside of Japan have been announced.