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This article, or article section, is non-canon. Although licensed by Ubisoft or their affiliates, the information that follows is not considered a part of the Assassin's Creed timeline.

Assassin's Creed: Awakening is a manga that loosely adapts the 2013 video game Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. It stars Edward Kenway in the 18th century and Yanao Seijin in the present as he relives Edward's memories under the eye of Abstergo Industries.

The manga, written by Takashi Yano and illustrated by Kenji Oiwa, was first serialized in the magazine Jump X.[1] It was announced on Anime News Network on 9 July, 2013,[2] after which the first chapter was released on 10 August. The final twelfth chapter was released in Japan on 10 July, 2014.[3]

A French language version was announced on 16 April, 2014, with Volume 1 releasing 12 June in France under the title Assassin's Creed: Awakening.[4] and Volume 2 releasing in France on 23 October.[5]

An English language version was announced on 23 July, 2016 at San Diego Comic-Con and was published by Titan Comics.[6] The first chapter was released on 9 November while the first volume was released on 19 July, 2017.[7] Volume 2 was released in English on later that year on 20 September.[8] The two English volumes of the books were later included in the Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection.[9]


The Golden Age of Pirates

In 1715, pirates established a lawless republic in the Caribbean and ruled the land and seas. These outlaws paralyzed navies, halted international trade, and plundered vast fortunes. They threatened the power structures that ruled Europe, inspired the imaginations of millions, and left a legacy that still endures.

Into this world sails a young, cocky, and fearsome captain named Edward Kenway. His skill with a sword and disdain for authority earn him the respect of pirate legends like Blackbeard, but thrust him into an ancient conflict that threatens to destroy everything the pirates have built.

List of chapters[]

# Volumes
Release date ISBN
Vol. 1 10 March 2014 (Japanese)
19 July 2017 (English)
ISBN 978-4088797663 (Japanese)
ISBN 978-1974721238 (English)
ISBN 978-1787730939 (English)
AC4 Kakusei 1 cover
AC Awakening Omnibus

Complete Collection
Vol. 2 10 September 2014 (Japanese)
20 September 2017 (English)
ISBN 978-4088900230 (Japanese)
ISBN 978-1785859489 (English)
AC4 Kakusei 2 cover


Several of the events in Assassin's Creed: Awakening differ greatly from the one in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, despite it being an adaptation of the game. Duncan Walpole's face was clean-shaven and he died due to exhaustion and the blast from the ship, unlike in the game, where he was shown with a beard and died by Edward's blade. Adéwalé does appear in the comic, but does not look similar to his appearance in the game. Throughout the comic, Edward Kenway receives flashes of Eagle Vision that allow him to see through things and anticipate movements.

Among the major differences in events are: during Edward's incident in Cape Bonavista, he was the captain of his own ship, not a part of the brig Jacobite's crew; Julien du Casse fighting Edward in order to prove that he belonged to the Assassin Order; and Mary Read joining the Assassins in the attack on Julien du Casse, Woodes Rogers, Laureano de Torres y Ayala, and Edward Kenway, where she recognized Kenway and demanded he tell her where Duncan Walpole was.


  1. アサシン クリード4/シナリオ:矢野 隆 作画:大岩ケンヂ [Assassin's Creed 4 / Writer: Takashi Yano Artist: Kenji Oiwa] (in Japanese). Jump X. Archived from the original on 20 February 2015.
  2. Hodgkins, Crystal (9 July, 2013). Welcome to the N.H.K.'s Oiwa Draws Assassin's Creed 4 Manga. Anime News Network. Archived from the original on 18 December 2024. Retrieved on 12 December 2024.
  3. JUMP改 8月號2014附IC卡貼 [JUMP Kai August 2014 IC card pasted] (in Traditional Chinese). KingStone. Archived from the original on 20 May 2024. Retrieved on 23 April 2024.
  4. Saji Reith (16 April, 2014). Le manga Assassin’s Creed Awakening licencié en France [The manga Assassin's Creed Awakening licensed in France] (in French). Archived from the original on 21 September 2024. Retrieved on 15 July 2024.
  5. Amazon favicon Assassin's Creed: Awakening Tome 2 on (backup link)
  6. Romeo, Mike (22 July, 2016). SDCC 2016 Exclusive: Titan to Publish "Assassin's Creed" Manga Adaptation. Multiversity Comics. Archived from the original on 3 November 2024. Retrieved on 23 July 2024.
  7. ComiXology: Assassin's Creed: Awakening Vol. 1.
  8. ComiXology: Assassin's Creed: Awakening Vol. 2.
  9. Amazon favicon Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection - Nintendo Switch on (backup link)
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