Dear Anakin is a story in Star Wars Manga: Black. It is about Anakin Skywalker receiving a letter from his friend Kitster Chanchani Banai years after he departed Tatooine. In it, Kitster tells Anakin how much he appreciated his friendship and to pay him a visit one day. The story consists of 3 pictures with a passage written in Aurebesh on each page. Below the Aurebesh writing is a translation written in English.


Kitster Chanchani Banai is writing a letter to his friend, Anakin Skywalker to tell him how much he misses him. The letter says that Anakin has been gone a long time, but that Kitster cannot help but feel that Anakin is still right beside him. He always expects to see him at Watto's Shop, but he is never there. Kitster explains that Anakin was a hero to a lot of the people on Tatooine, and that to Kitster, someone who is not good with machines, Anakin was like a god. Even though Anakin is gone, Kitster writes that Anakin is still his hero. Kitster reminds Anakin about the Boonta Eve podrace, and he claims that he even shed a tear when Anakin won the race because he knew that his friend would be going away. To finish his letter, Kitster tells Anakin that he has heard stories about him traveling across the galaxy. When he hears these stories, Kitster cannot help but look up in the sky and think about his friend moving through the stars. Kitster tells Anakin that if he ever gets tired of moving around that he should come back to Tatooine for a visit. With the letter finished, Kitster writes, "May the Force be with you. Your friend, Kitster."


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Behind the scenesEdit

Originally published in Japan, the stories from Tokyopop's Star Wars Manga were considered to be of "fuzzy" continuity by Lucasfilm.[1] Since then, they have been republished in English in the United Kingdom under Infinities label, which established the material in them as non-canonical.

Author Daniel Wallace stated definitively in the article We Need to Talk About Jar Jar, written for Star Wars Insider 131 in February 2012, that the stories included in the Star Wars Manga: Black comic trade paperback are non-canon.[2]

The translations of the Aurebesh words at the bottom of the pages do not line up with the words written in Aurebesh. However, the general meaning of the passages are retained. For example, the passage in Aurebesh reads, "Anakin, you made a podracer by yourself..." while the English translation says, "Anakin, you even built a podracer, didn't you?" This may just be an issue of the story having to be translated from Japanese, resulting in the minor deviation in wording.

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