|Queen Emeraldas (Manga)|
Queen Emeraldas (クィーン・エメラルダス) is a 1978 manga by Leiji Matsumoto. The manga tells the story of the pirate spaceship, Queen Emeraldas, which is captained by the mysterious and beautiful Emeraldas, a strong and powerful space pirate.
Emeraldas is an enigma, sailing the sea of stars on her ship, the Queen Emeraldas. Living by her own code of conduct, her life and legend are buried in truth and myth. A boy named Hiroshi Umino meets Emeraldas at several points in his own journey through the stars. From behind the lines, Emeraldas would help Hiroshi while preparing them both for an event that will lead to a confrontation between the both of them.
Queen Emeraldas was published in Akita Shoten's Monthly Princess as a short story in 1975 before moving onto a more fleshed out series in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine in 1978. While initially released in three volumes of content, the collected editions of volumes 2 and 3 were condensed together in 1980. The collected editions would later go through a re-release again in 2009 in two volumes again.
The 2009 edition would be translated and brought over to the West in the United States in August of 2016 via Kodansha.