Super Mario Manga Mania

For the very first time, the Japanese-published manga series Super Mario-kun has been localised for an English-speaking audience, with a new book being released across North America and Europe.

The series, written by Yukio Sawada and regularly published in Japan's CoroCoro magazine, has been putting its own crazy spin on the Mario franchise since 1991. It's been running for over 50 volumes and has featured stories based on Mario classics like Paper Mario, Super Mario Sunshine, and more – you might remember that it even inspired one of the costumes available in Super Mario Maker.

The new English-language book is titled 'Super Mario Manga Mania' and includes a selection of stories from Sawada's series. Those of you in the US can grab a copy right now from Amazon or Walmart, while those in Europe will have to wait a little longer (Amazon UK says it'll launch in January).

From crazy to classic, Mario and his friends star in adventures that find them traveling through the many worlds of one of the biggest video game series ever!

Gamespot reports that the book features ten stories, two bonus short stories, and will be more than 160 pages long in total. Perhaps this could be an ideal Christmas present?

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