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The Legendary Edition box-set of Akira Himekawa’s Zelda manga series is now available for pre-order at the discounted price of $107.70 USD, down from its original $125 USD. Slated to release on October 20th, the five book set includes the deluxe editions of Himekawa’s Ocarina of Time, Oracle of Ages / Oracle of Seasons, Majora’s Mask / A Link to the Past, The Minish Cap / Phantom Hourglass, and Four Swords manga adaptations.

The set is available for pre-order now on Amazon at the discounted price; it features hardcover editions of the stories along with new covers and colored art pieces by Himekawa. These updated editions were released independently by VIZ Media starting in 2016. But for those who haven’t added any to their collections yet, now is your first opportunity to get the whole shebang together.

Will you be pre-ordering the set at this new lowered price? Let us know in the comments!

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The Legend of Zelda (manga)

Comic and manga adaptations of The Legend of Zelda series of video games, especially in Japan, have been published under license from Nintendo.

Valiant Comics series[edit]

Valiant Comics published a comic series simply titled The Legend of Zelda in 1990, which lasted only five issues dated from February to June, as part of their Nintendo Comics System imprint. The series was more closely patterned after The Legend of Zelda TV series airing at the time, which in turn was loosely based on the first two NES games.

Characters[edit]

  • Link, adventurer and hero of Hyrule
  • Catherine, Link's horse
  • Princess Zelda of Hyrule
  • King Harkinian, father of Zelda, and ruler of Hyrule
  • Impa, Zelda's nursemaid
  • Ganon, an evil wizard and King of Darkness
  • Captain Krin, Captain of the Guard of North Castle. A new character created for the comics

Titles by Akira Himekawa[edit]

The manga team of Akira Himekawa has been producing manga adaptations of The Legend of Zelda video games in Japan beginning with their manga adaptation of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, which was first published in 1999 by Shogakukan.

Currently, Himekawa has produced manga adaptations of more than eight Zelda games (including both Oracle games), with the latest being The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess manga.[citation needed][needs update]Viz Media is currently publishing English translations of Himekawa's Zelda manga in North America,[1] beginning with their adaptation of Ocarina of Time, which was published on October 2008.[2][needs update?]

Since July 2009[update], a French translation is being published by Soleil Manga. The first manga available was A Link to the Past followed by Ocarina of Time 1 & 2. Himekawa's other Zelda manga will be translated into French before summer 2010.[citation needed][needs update?]

Himekawa's manga, which were released in Japan in and between 1998 and 2009, were also localised in the Federal Republic of Germany by Tokyopop in and between 2009 and 2011.[3] The first ten tankōbon volumes sold more than 3 million copies worldwide.[4]

After a seven-year hiatus, Akira Himekawa announced through their website and on Nintendo's Japanese Facebook page that a new Zelda manga was in the works with a planned release for Japan in August 2015.[5] Later revealed to be an adaptation of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, the manga series was not released until February 2016.[6]

Ocarina of Time[edit]

Released in 1998, and the English version in 2008, it is an adaptation of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. There are two story arcs in this manga: Child arc (こども編 Kodomo-hen) and Adult arc (おとな編 Otona-hen). The protagonist is Link (リンク Rinku/Link) and during the course of the book he is on a quest to stop Ganondorf (ガノンドロフ Ganondorofu) from taking over Hyrule (ハイラル Hairaru). Princess Zelda (ゼルダ姫 Zeruda/Zelda-hime) helps him in his quest. The book more-or-less follows the same plot as the game; however there are a few differences in plot from the game. There are six chapters in the first book, and nine in the second. Some of the added information in the manga is added to explain certain points; for example, in the manga pierced ears is a traditional rite of Sheikah passage, although this is not included in the game. The series was published in English by Viz Media in North America as Volumes 1 and 2, respectively.[7][8]

Ocarina of Time[edit]

SEASON 1 [2012]

  1. The Great Deku Tree Incident 2-28-2012
    In Kokiri Forest, the only Kokiri without a fairy, Link, is outcast by their supposed leader, Mido, but also befriended by another, Saria. He dreams of one day leaving the forest. One night, a creature named Queen Gohma is unleashed inside the Kokiri's guardian, The Great Deku Tree...
  2. Link's Journey Begins 3-31-2012
    Link and Mido venture into the Great Deku Tree to fight Queen Gohma. They manage to defeat her, forcing her to regress to her original beetle-state. But despite it, the Great Deku Tree still dies, though he reveals to Link that he must stop the evil man responsible for this act from obtaining the Triforce...
  3. The Mystery of the Triforce 4-7-2012
    On the Great Deku Tree's instructions, Link journeys to Hyrule in search of Princess Zelda. However, he gets in trouble over the matter of taking food without paying. A mysterious girl saves Link and offers to help him find Zelda if he spends a day playing with her, but the two part when a group of Gerudo mercenaries show up after the girl. Losing her in the chaos, Link eventually travels to Hyrule Castle on his own only to find out the girl he met was Zelda herself and the identity of the evil man who sent Gohma, Ganondorf...
  4. The Search for the Spiritual Stone of Fire! 4-14-2012
    Learning the location of the Goron's Ruby, Link sets off for Death Mountain. On the way, Link attracts a filly with his Ocarina which allows him to reach Death Mountain much faster. Once there however, the keeper of the ruby, Goron chief Darunia, refuses to part with the gem. That is unless Link defeats the Dodongo King that is preventing the Gorons from getting their food supply...
  5. Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly 4-21-2012
    Obtaining the Goron's Ruby, Link ends up at Lon Lon Ranch where the filly Epona lives. There he meets Malon and the giant owl Kaepora Gaebora, an old friend of the Great Deku Tree. The owl carries Link to Zora's Domain where the final gem, the Zora's Sapphire, is; however, the holder of it, Princess Ruto, was swallowed by Lord Jabu-Jabu, the Zora's guardian deity whom she is in charge of caring for. Link gets swallowed as well and faces Barinade. After defeating the monster, it turns out Ruto was hiding because she had no interest in the arranged marriage her father set up...
  6. The Hero of Time Is Born 5-2-2012
    With the three jewels, Link returns to Hyrule, which is now under attack by Ganondorf and his monsters. In the midst of the chaos, Zelda and Impa escape, but not before the princess throws the Ocarina of Time to Link. Ganondorf tries to take it from Link after easily defeating him, but he takes the ocarina Saria gave to Link by mistake. With the Ocarina, Link decides to get the Triforce himself before Ganondorf does. He finds the Master Sword and takes it out, only to be placed in suspended animation for seven years. As revealed to him by the Sage Rauru, while Link was suspended Ganondorf took the Triforce and plunged Hyrule into darkness. Link also learns of his true heritage as a Hylian. Now Link must wake the other five Sages to stop Ganondorf...

Hero of Time[edit]

SEASON 2 [2012-2013]

  1. Sword of Legend: The Master Sword 11-8-2012
    Emerging from the temple, Link saves a Hylian knight from a Stalfos, the same Stalfos who he tried to fight as a kid. He soon learns that Zelda has not been seen since the day Hyrule was attacked and that in Hyrule Castle's place is Ganon's Tower. Coping with the changes, Link begins his journey by heading towards the Forest temple. In Ganon's Tower, the remains of Stalfos reveal to Ganondorf that the Hero of Time has come. As a result, Ganondorf summons his shadow to kill Link...
  2. The Sage of the Forest: Saria 11-15-2012
    On his way to the Forest Temple, Link arrives at Kokiri Forest, only to find that his childhood home is now in ruins. In the midst of it was Mido, who is doing his best to protect the forest. Though he is unaware that the one who saved him was Link, he blamed the hero for causing the attack on the Kokiri people and for Saria entering the Forest Temple. The two enter the Forest Temple, only to encounter Phantom Ganon, who has Saria trapped in a painting...
  3. An Old and Beloved Friend 11-22-2012
    At Death Mountain, Link tries to reason with the dragon that terrorizes the Goron, Volvagia. As it turns out, prior to Link looking for the Spiritual Stones, Link freed Volvagia while it was a hatchling and befriended him. But Ganondorf used his power to turn Volvagia into a blood-thirsty monster, which Link forced to kill his old friend...
  4. Link Vs. Link 12-6-2012
    Arriving at Kakariko Village, Link is reunited with Epona. He also encounters Impa, who now protects the village. Under her guidance, Link tries to hone his swordsmanship. But things get worse when a new monster emerges, resembling Link...
  5. Shadow Guide: Sheik 1-21-2013
    As punishment for being denied Epona as his horse, Ganondorf gives Mr. Ingo the death penalty. However, the Twinrova Sisters decide to use him to lure Link out to the open. When Link learns from Mr. Talon that Malon is being held hostage, he goes to Lon Lon Ranch to save her. But Ingo and a platoon of Gerudo are waiting for him in the midst of the fight. Sheik reveals that Zelda is somewhere in the Haunted Wasteland...
  6. The Haunted Wasteland 4-21-2013
    After helping Ruto in the Water Temple, Link heads off to the Haunted Wasteland. He is saved by Sheik during a desert storm, but when the Gerudo came for them Sheik knocks Link out. When Link comes to, he takes down the commanding Gerudo, Nabooru, and tries to escape the Gerudo Fortress. Sheik arrives and appears to want to fight Link. But it turns out he is here to help him. Furious at this betrayal, Koume and Kotake attack Sheik. When Link checks to see if Sheik is all right, he notices the Triforce crest on his hand...
  7. A Fated Reunion 4-5-2013
    With Nabooru's help, Link gets Sheik out of the Gerudo Fortress. Hiding out in the Spirit Temple, Link learns that Sheik is in fact Zelda in disguise. After Ganondorf took over, Zelda had Impa make her into a Sheikah, posing as a descendant of the exiled Sheikah to win Ganondorf's trust, even if it meant deceiving Link as well. It is also revealed that Ganondorf only obtained a third of the Triforce's power. The Twinrova sisters soon arrive to kill Link and take Zelda, but Nabooru gives Link the Mirror Shield she recently stole from the temple to kill the witches with their own magic. However, the victory is short as Ganondorf takes Zelda, the holder of the Triforce of Wisdom...
  8. Ganondorf Defeated! 4-28-2013
    After learning more about Ganondorf from Nabooru, Link takes her with him to save Zelda. But Ganon's Tower is unreachable until Nabooru 'awakens' as the 6th sage, combining her powers with the others to create a bridge to get Link into the castle. In there, Link learns that he possesses the Triforce of Courage as he fights and defeats Ganondorf.
  9. A New Journey Begins 5-5-2013
    Link and Zelda escape the collapsing Ganon's Tower. While it seems to be the end, Ganondorf emerges. The raw hatred he has for Link causes the Triforce of Power to change him into a monster. It is a long and difficult battle, but Link defeats Ganon before the Sages use their powers to banish the monster into the Dark World. Zelda reveals that she is responsible for Ganondorf being able to take over, but as the final sage, Zelda has the power to send Link back to his own time to start things anew. Link reveals his love for Zelda, but Zelda tells him that he must go back, so Link gave her the Ocarina of Time. Link returns to his own time, which is now devoid of Ganondorf's evil, as a child. There, the new Deku tree sprouts, and Mido waits for his friend to come back. Like the game, Zelda turns around at her garden window to see Link walking forward, and the story ends with the two looking at each other in the same pose as in the game's end screen.

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  1. The Skull Kid and the Mask (2-parter): Taking place before Ocarina of Time, Link is making a mask for a Kokiri festival where he plays a prince. However, this mask is stolen, and Link goes to find out who is responsible. He and Saria end up in the Lost Woods, where they find the one who stole the mask, a Skull Kid that serves under the evil Baga Tree who wishes to take the forest for himself.
  2. Rouru of the Watarara: Taking place after the Water Temple, Link is fishing at Lake Hylia when he fishes up a strange creature. The child is of the bird-like Watarara who come to Hyrule once a year. Link tries to help the Watarara child, Rouro, learn how to fly. The problem is that Rouro is stubborn and picks on Navi. When Ganondorf's monsters attack, Link does not have Navi to help him out...

Majora's Mask[edit]

Released in 2000, and the English version in 2009, it is an adaptation of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, continuing from where the previous adaptation ended. It is one volume, and the last chapter includes the artist's speculation of where Majora's mask originated. The volume was published in English by Viz Media in North America as Volume 3.[9]

According to the manga, which is a different story than that of the game itself, the mask itself was an ancient and dangerous artifact made from the armor of a legendary and evil beast named Majora that was danced to dying exhaustion by a being disguised as a human traveler. According to a legend devised "by the humans themselves", any who obtain the beast's armour gains hold of a great and terrible power. All who approached it, warriors, men and women alike, even with good intentions, were devoured without remorse. The early Terminian tribes used the mask in their cursed hexing rituals, but when the evils caused by the mask became too much to bear, they sealed it away in darkness forever... so they hoped.

As the mask of the devil, Majora's Mask gained its power from the evil desires that people had in their minds as they were devoured by the beast, or when they cast the hexes when the armor was made into the mask. As it passed from member to member in the tribe it accumulated its power until it was too much to control. The tribe died out, but the mask still rested in darkness. The Happy Mask Salesman went to great lengths to get it, but while travelling in the Lost Woods it was stolen by Skull Kid and his fairies, Tatl and Tael (a reference to the phrase, tattle tail). When the Skull Kid wore it the evil essence trapped within possessed him, beckoning him to Termina, and making him cause harm amongst the townspeople, most notably interfering with the engagement of Anju to Kafei. The most serious problem caused by the mask was that the moon was torn out of its orbit, and was on a collision course with Termina's capital city. The moon would have exterminated all life in a cataclysm of fire had it not been for Link's intervention. With the power of the Fierce Deity's Mask, he defeated Majora's Mask and saved Termina. The moon was sent back into orbit after these events.

As stated above, while Skull Kid was possessed, he wronged many of the people in Termina. In addition, he sealed his former friends, the Four Guardians in the masks of evil deities and sealed them in the temples located in the four compass directions. Link had to free all of them in order to save Termina.

Chapters[edit]

  1. Skull Kid and the Evil Mask
    After defeating Ganondorf, Link soon went on a journey to find Navi. While taking a break, both the Ocarina of Time Zelda entrusted to him and Epona were abducted by a Skull Kid and his two fairies. Link pursued them down a hole, only to discover that Skull Kid has a nasty surprise for him...
  2. Deku Scrub Link
    Turned into a Deku Scrub by Skull Kid, Link and the left-behind Tatl went to Clock Town. There Link saw familiar faces and ran into trouble, being a Deku Scrub. He was saved by Anju who revealed he was in Termina and that a rumor had spread that in three days, the moon would crash into Clock Town because of an evil Imp. Realizing the imp is Skull Kid, Link and Tatl confront him on top of the clock tower...
  3. The Happy Mask Salesman
    After retrieving the Ocarina of Time from Skull Kid, Link managed to reverse time. He ended up in the clock tower, three days prior, and restored to his human-self with a Deku Scrub mask. The Happy Mask Salesman arrived, asking Link to help him get Majora's mask back from Skull Kid. Link accepts and heads out into Termina for another adventure...
  4. Odolwa, the Marsh god
    Arriving at the Marshland, Link fell victim to the poison that polluted the waters. He is saved by monkeys; they then pleaded with him to save the Deku Scrub Princess, who was abducted by the monster responsible for the poison. Arriving at the Deku Scrub palace as a Deku Scrub, he tries to reason with the king who was wrongfully accusing others. Things got worse when the monster responsible for taking the Princess, Odolwa, appears. Link saved the princess and defeated Odolwa, whose mask shattered into a giant...
  5. The Monster at Snowhead
    Link heads toward the Snowhead Mountains, where he encountered the frozen remains of a Goron named Darmani, who fell in battle against the Masked Machine Goht. After Link plays the song of healing for his spirit, Darmani gives Link his spirit in the form of the Goron Mask. His final words were for Link to carry out his final mission to destroy Goht and teach a Goron child the fighting move he promised...
  6. Great Bay
    Arriving at the Great Bay, Link encountered Mikau of the IndiGo-Gos who were attacked by Gerudo pirates who stole the Zora Egg. Near death, Mikau's spirit was sealed inside of the Zora Mask so Link could use it to retrieve the egg. But the fight caused the gem to react and summon the Giant Turtle from its slumber. He guided Link and Lulu to where the Masked Fish Gyorg dwelled. Defeating Gyorg, Link then fulfilled Mikau's final wish...
  7. Anju & Kafei
    After defeating Twinmold, Link learns that the four giants are the protectors of Termina who will offer their services to him when the time is right. Returning to Clock Town, he encounters a strange boy wearing a Keaton Mask with a letter for Anju from Kafei. After learning of a relation between the giants and Skull Kid, Link and Tatl tracked down the masked boy, who was Kafei himself. He bumped into Skull Kid and was turned into a child for unintentionally insulting him. Kafei joins Link in tracking down Skull Kid...
  8. Stop the Moon!!
    Link and Kafei head toward the clock tower as the carnival is about to begin. The moon descends minute by minute as Skull Kid enjoys the anguish of Kafei of being a child and unable to show his face to Anju. But Anju arrived and was informed of Kafei's situation (thanks to Tatl), willing to accept Kafei no matter what form he's in. This annoyed Skull Kid just as the Four Giants arrive to stop the moon. But Skull Kid is suddenly in pain...
  9. Fierce Deity Link
    It soon was revealed that Skull Kid was friends with the four giants. But when they went their separate ways, Skull Kid was devastated. His sadness was exploited by Majora's Mask, who no longer needed Skull Kid. It removed itself from him and tried to kill its ex-host, but Link stopped it. Majora's Mask offered a new game, giving Link the Fierce Deity's Mask. Despite everyone's warnings, Link put the mask on and became a frightening warrior. Once on the moon, he defeated Majora's Mask in its many forms. The Happy Mask Salesman pops up to take back the seemingly powerless mask. After the wedding, Skull Kid learned the giants still considered him their friend. Link was reunited with Epona as they return to Hyrule to resume their search for Navi...
  • Original Side Story: Reveals the origin of Majora's Mask.

Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages[edit]

Based on Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages, it spans 2 volumes. Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages were published by Viz Media in English in North America as Volumes 4 and 5, respectively.[10][11]

Oracle of Seasons[edit]

  1. Oracle of Seasons: Din the Dancer
  2. The Mysterious Land: Holodrum
  3. To the Temple of Seasons
  4. General of Darkness: Onox
  5. Sacred Pyramid: The Triforce
  6. A New Friend: Ricky
  7. The Great Witch: Maple
  8. The Castle in Darkness
  9. The Rod of Seasons
  10. Then into the Legend

Oracle of Ages[edit]

  1. Oracle of Ages: Nayru
  2. Sorceress of Shadows: Veran
  3. An Old Friend: Ralph
  4. Queen Ambi of Labrynna
  5. Sir Raven
  6. Overthrowing Veran
  7. The Pirate Captain
  8. Ramrock
  9. Mystery Seeds
  10. Veran's True Form
  11. The Return of the King of Evil

Four Swords[edit]

Based on The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, it spans 2 volumes and 12 chapters. Included in volume two is an omake. The series is published in English by Viz Media in North America as Volumes 6 and 7, respectively.[12][13]

Chapters[edit]

  1. Four Links
  2. The Fall of Hyrule Castle
  3. Erune and Rosie
  4. Links Torn Apart
  5. Deadly Battle at the Pyramid
  6. Temple of Darkness
  7. Climb Death Mountain
  8. Sad Shadow Link
  9. On to the Tower of Winds
  10. A Fight Against Father
  11. The Immortal Demon Vaati
  12. The Four Sword Forever!

The Minish Cap[edit]

Written by Akira Himekawa and published in early 2006 in Japan, this manga chronicles the adventures of Link in the game of the same name, including a short omake featuring Ezlo and Vaati. Viz released an English adaptation of this manga as Volume 8 of their Zelda series on December 1, 2009.[14]

Chapters[edit]

  1. Link and Vaati
  2. Shrunken Link
  3. Link and the Mountain Minish
  4. Ezlo and Vaati
  5. The King and the Wind Tribe
  6. True Strength

A Link to the Past[edit]

A manga adaptation of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (named Triforce of the Gods in Japan) following the release of the Game Boy Advance port. In its telling, Agahnim is revealed as a friend of Link's father. Agahnim took to magic and learned how to break the Seal of the Sages, being recruited to Ganon's services. When confronted by his friend, Agahnim sent him and his wife into the Dark World.

  • Original characters
    • Ghanti: A thief whose troupe was killed by Agahnim's soldiers. She befriended Link until she learned he was a descendant of the Knights of Hyrule, as she believed that the Knights had killed her parents. But in time Ghanti learned that the bandit who raised her had in fact lied to her, as she originated from Hyrule as a descendant of the Hylian Knights herself, carrying an arrowhead, part of the Silver Arrow. She took on the form of a fox in the Dark World. Ghanti is in love with Link and is at first jealous of Zelda for being close to him. She was eventually turned into Trinexx by Agahnim to fight Link, but in the end she becomes Link's stout ally and helps him defeat Ganon in the final battle.

Viz released an English adaptation of this manga (renamed A Link to the Past to fit the game's North American counterpart) as Volume 9 of their Zelda series on February 2, 2010.[15]

Chapters[edit]

  1. Voice
  2. Legend
  3. A Sacrifice
  4. A Link to the Past

Phantom Hourglass[edit]

Originally released in Japan in early 2009, it is based on the DS adventure, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, the sequel to Wind Waker. Strangely, though the manga retains the game's characters and overall plot, many of the character's personalities and some events in the game were changed, sparking negative reactions from several fans of the original game. Despite this, however, it continues to receive positive reviews. Viz released an English adaptation of this manga as Volume 10 of their Zelda series on September 7, 2010.[16]

Chapters[edit]

  1. Link and Tetra
  2. The Ghost Ship
  3. Linebeck the Sailor
  4. Isle of Ember
  5. Cannon Island
  6. Isle of Gust
  7. Molida Island
  8. Linebeck's Past and the Ghost Ship
  9. Tetra's True Identity
  10. Jolene the Pirate Girl
  11. A Confrontation with Bellum
  12. The Final Battle

Skyward Sword[edit]

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is a manga loosely based on the game of the same name drawn by Akira Himekawa. The 32 pages of the manga were included in the artbook Hyrule Historia. The manga serves as a prequel to the story of Skyward Sword.

Twilight Princess[edit]

Main article: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (manga)

A manga series based on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, penned and illustrated by Akira Himekawa, was first released on February 8, 2016. The adaptation began almost ten years after the release of the game on which it is based, but only a month before the release of the high-definition remake for the Wii U, Twilight Princess HD.[6] There are 9 books in the series total, and 8 of them have been translated into english so far.[17] Book 9 has been released in Japan and will be released in America on September 14, 2021. [18]

Titles by Ataru Cagiva[edit]

Dreaming Island[edit]

Triforce of the Gods[edit]

  • Original characters
    • Raska: Link's childhood friend, a martial arts enthusiast.
    • Tou: Raska's father. Shares the same enthusiasm for martial arts as Raska.
  • Volume 1
  • Volume 2
  • Volume 3

Titles by Yuu Mishouzaki[19][edit]

Other works[edit]

A Link to the Past by Shotaro Ishinomori[edit]

  • ISBN 4091740111 (Japanese edition)
  • ASIN B0006QBMJ6 (English edition)

It was created as a serial comic for Nintendo Power magazine by the acclaimed manga author Shotaro Ishinomori, and later collected in graphic novel form, this told an alternate version of the events from A Link to the Past. Though Link starts out a hapless, bumbling kid, caught up in something bigger than he ever imagined, he displays great courage and ultimately proves himself a determined and competent adventurer. This telling portrays Link's parents as Knights of Hyrule, lost to the Dark World.

Original characters[edit]

  • Epheremelda: Link's fairy guide and companion who has a crush on Link, foreshadowing Navi from Ocarina of Time.
  • Roam: A descendant of the Knights of Hyrule who fought in the imprisoning war. A master of archery, he is intent on killing Ganon by finding the Silver Arrows. Roam can turn himself into a Dreadhawk (his basic design was modeled after Jet Link/002 from Ishinomori's first successful creation, Cyborg 009).

Chapters[20][edit]

  1. Hero's Awakening
  2. Wise Man's Warning
  3. The Book of Mudora
  4. The Master Sword
  5. An Old Enemy
  6. A Fool in the Shape of a Tree
  7. Zora's Mask
  8. Roam, The Mystery Knight
  9. Wizzrobe's Trap
  10. To Turtle Rock..And Zelda!
  11. Ganon's Tower
  12. The Final Battle

Novels and Yonkoma manga[edit]

Five novels (published by Futabusha) and several Yonkoma manga (published by Shiseisha) based on aspects of The Legend of Zelda series have also been published.[21][22]

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker – Link's Logbook[edit]

This manga is an adaptation of The Wind Waker, but parodies scenarios in the game. Although it adapts most of The Wind Waker, it skips most dungeons and scenes to the very peak of the stories. It was released almost directly after The Wind Waker was released.[citation needed]

Penny Arcade Presents The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword[edit]

A short comic published weekly in five parts on Nintendo's official The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword website, written and illustrated by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik under their Penny Arcade Presents series.[23] The story is narrated by Gaepora, Zelda's father.[24]

References[edit]

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Legend Of Zelda: Every Side Story And Spin-Off In Chronological Order

The Legend of Zelda has dozens of games in the franchise, but, thankfully, the timeline is just a bit less confusing than Castlevania's or that of the Metal Gear Solid franchise. When Nintendo released the Hyrule Historia, fans could latch onto a more concrete explanation of the timeline that others had already pieced together through hard work and time.

But even within Nintendo's official Legend of Zelda guides, lore, and encyclopedias, there are discrepancies. So what are fans new to the series to do when they want to play vintage games?

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While the canonical game timeline may not be the easiest thing to follow, the lore of the series is only getting deeper with each game that gets released — with Breath of the Wild having had some incredibly revelatory information. Let's explore the stories in the Legend of Zelda universe from Wind Waker to Twilight Princess and Ocarina of Time, after which it diverges into three timelines. But don't worry! We'll cover those as well.

Updated on June 18, 2021, by Juliet Childers: Brian David Gilbert isn't the only one who can make a comprehensive chronological list of media from the iconic franchise. With E3 2021, Zelda fans got more information about Breath of The Wild 2. Even if the name remains a mystery, it tells us more about where it and the original game fall in the lore timeline.

39 The Legend Of Zelda Manga

Platforms & Release Years: Print Manga (1999)

Plot: First created in 1999 by Akira Himekawa, this was an exclusive comic celebrating the 25th anniversary of the franchise. It includes Link’s origin as being selected as the Hero of Hyrule.

38 The Legend Of Zelda Game and Watch

Platforms & Release Years: Handheld Console (1989), Game & Watch™: The Legend of Zelda™ System (2021)

Plot: The story was based on the original The Legend of Zelda game for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Some fans suggested that this was some weird proto DS one-game system. But that remains a theory.

Unique Features: Nintendo announced a new release of the nostalgic console for 2021 packed with 3 games from the series along with mini-games:

  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II: The Adventure Of Link
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
  • Vermin
  • interactable digital clock and timer

37 The Legend Of Zelda Game Watch

Platforms & Release Years: ElectronicWristwatch (1989)

Plot: What a difference one word makes, eh? Nelsonic released this watch with a Zelda game on it in 1989. The story centered around the original The Legend of Zelda similarly to the Game and Watch.

36 The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Platforms & Release Years: Wii (2011), Wii U (2016), & Nintendo Switch (2021)

Plot: Three Golden Goddesses came together and Din created the Earth, Naryu created order, and Farore created life. They left the Triforce behind for some reason, but it could grant its holder tremendous power.

The Goddess Hylia ruled peacefully with the Triforce until the Demon King Demise wanted it for himself, but Hylia sealed him away then put herself into a mortal body to defeat Demise when he escaped his cage. There’s also the Goddess Sword and Fi the spirit. In short, Zelda is the reincarnated Hylia, Link becomes the Hylian Hero, and Ganon is created out of Demise’s ire and hatred.

Unique Features: It established the creation of the world and the cycle of the Hero of Time in Zelda lore.

35 The Legend Of Zelda: The Minish Cap

Platforms & Release Years: GameBoy Advance (2002)

Plot: This game introduces the antagonist Vaati, a wind sorcerer, and acts as a sort of origin story for him, as well as the Four Sword. Hyruleans call the Minish citizens “Picori” and they are tiny creatures who gave a young man a sword, green garment, and light to “drive back the darkness.”

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Link gets sent to the Picori to seek out Vaati and stop him, de-petrify Zelda, and restore the Picori blade to create the Four Sword.

34 The Legend Of Zelda: Four Swords

Platforms & Release Years: GameBoy Advance (2002)

Plot: The game connects to A Link to the Past. Link uses the Four Sword to split himself into four Links (three clones and one original). Link, with the help of his clones, finds the four Great Fairies in order to gain access to Vaati's palace. He defeats Vaati then seals him inside the Four Sword.

33 The Legend Of Zelda: The Ocarina Of Time

Platforms & Release Years: Nintendo 64 (1998)

Plot: Lauded as the best game in the franchise, Ganondorf, as the Gerudo leader, wants the Triforce of power. He curses the Great Deku Tree to get an emerald to open the Door of Time. Link and his fairy familiar Navi want to stop this, so they team up with Princess Zelda whose premonitions help them foil Ganon’s plans. But Link needed to power up the Master Sword over seven years.

In that time, Ganondorf gains power, pollutes the Sacred Realm and takes control of Hyrule castle. Link and Zelda manage to seal him there then Zelda sends Link back in time using the Ocarina. The Master Sword is returned, the Door of Time closed, and Navi disappears.

Unique Features: The events of the game also trigger three different timelines in the universe and has seen various re-releases over the years.

FALLEN HERO TIMELINE

32 Barcode Battler 2: Zelda No Densetsu: Kamigami No Triforce

Platforms & Release Years: Barcodes(???) (1992)

Plot: Released in 1992 by Epoch Co., this game involved users scanning barcodes to fight enemies in the form of cards. Story-wise, it was mostly just a retelling of the next game on the list: A Link to the Past.

31 The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past

Platforms & Release Years: SNES (1991)

Plot: In the game, Link loses in his battle against Ganon, so the Seven Sages separate Ganon into the Dark World and the Sacred Realm is also sealed. Known as the era of light and dark, a dark wizard named Agahnim terrorizes Hyrule after a long period of peace in order to break Ganon’s seal. Link and Zelda communicate telepathically and Link saves the day.

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Unique Features: Nintendo Switch owners can now play it via the SNES Library.

30 BS-X: The Story Of The Town Whose Name Was Stolen

Platforms & Release Years: SNES via Satellaview (1995)

Plot: This game released alongside the Satellaview system, an expansion for the Super Famicom that enabled radio and satellite data reception, in 1995. It features two kids as the players, but some consider them to be an iteration of Link since he appears in a later BS game.

Unique Features: The plot is essentially the same as the original Zelda game and the town used to be Hyrule (probably).

29 BS The Legend Of Zelda & The Legend Of Zelda: Ancient Stone Tablets

Platforms & Release Years: SNES via Satellaview (1995, 1997)

Plot: Released in 1995 and 1997 respectively, these games feature the same two characters from the BS-X game. Many fans consider them an enhanced remake of the base game. In contrast to the original games released for the NES, these games could be played on the SNES using the Satellaview.

DISPUTE: Hyrule Historia puts the Oracle games BEFORE Link’s Awakening in the canonical timeline. However, Link’s Awakening is listed first on the Nintendo website and the Oracle games are generally placed after Link’s Awakening by fans.

28 The Legend Of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Platforms & Release Years: Nintendo Game Boy Color (2001), Nintendo Switch (2019)

Plot: In Link's Awakening, Link sails off to get stronger, crashes, dreams while he's knocked out, and...dies? Link’s ship crashes on the island of Koholint, so he bops around collecting musical instruments to awaken a thing called the Wind Fish. After fighting the Nightmare, the island disappears as it was a dream of the Wind Fish and Link wakes up, alone, clinging to his ship’s wreckage in open water.

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Unique Features: The game originally released in 1993 on the Game Boy and saw subsequent re-releases for the Game Boy Color, 3DS Virtual Console, and Nintendo Switch.

27 The Legend Of Zelda: Oracle Of Seasons And Oracle Of Ages

Platforms & Release Years: Nintendo Game Boy Color (2001)

Plot: What fans need to know about these games is that they trigger the separation of the Triforce. Ganon keeps the Triforce of Power locked away with him in darkness while the Triforce of Courage is said to be in the heart of the eternal hero (presumably Link). Zelda almost always has the Triforce of Wisdom.

Unique Features: Nintendo developed the games in tandem with Capcom.

26 The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Platforms & Release Years: Nintendo 3DS (2013)

Plot: This spiritual sequel to A Link to The Past sees another Ganon cult member wizard named Yuga is trying to resurrect Ganon. He transforms the Seven Sages' descendants into paintings and kidnaps them and Zelda. Ganon gets released, fuses with Yuga, but Hilda, Lorule’s dark counterpart to Zelda, protects Link until he awakens the Courage Triforce in him.

Hilda betrays Link and wants the Triforce for Lorule, but changes her mind after Link beats up Ganon/Yuga and a subject of hers pleads for her to change her mind. With the Triforce complete again, Link wishes for Lorule to have its own Triforce back for a new age for both realms.

25 The Legend Of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Platforms & Release Years: Nintendo 3DS (2015)

Plot: Chic, barely undercover Link vacations in the kingdom of Hytopia, but ends up “working.” No, seriously: it really is just a game about fashion. Link has to rescue a princess who has been cursed to wear nothing but a brown jumpsuit by a witch.

RELATED: The Legend Of Zelda: Ranking Every Link Based On His Outfit

Unique Features: With an obviously different art style, the game placed a large focus on multiplayer gameplay.

24 The Legend Of Zelda

Platforms & Release Years: Famicom Disk System & NES (1986, 1987)

Plot: Being the original game in the series and the earliest, it is very simple plotwise.Ganon is after the Triforce, Zelda splits her piece up into eight pieces, and Impa, her lady-in-waiting, finds Link to help collect the pieces to defeat Ganon.

23 Zelda II: The Adventure Of Link

Platforms & Release Years: Famicom Disk System & NES (1987, 1988)

Plot: In this direct sequel, a cult wants to resurrect Ganon, Zelda falls asleep, and Link has to retrieve the Triforce of Courage by defeating Guardian Deities and his own shadow.

Unique Features: This game marked a huge movement as it shifted from a top-down perspective to a side-scrolling perspective and combined aspects of platformers and RPGs.

22 Adventure Books Featuring The Legend Of Zelda: The Crystal Trap And The Shadow Prince

Platforms & Release Years: Print Books (1992)

Plot: "Choose Your Own Adventure Books" allow the reader to craft their narrative from a certain set of choices. Think of it like a Bioware game in book form. What made The Crystal Trap unique is that it primarily focused on Princess Zelda.

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Unique Features: The first book has 14 endings while The Shadow Prince has 11 possible endings including a "GAME OVER" if the reader heads down the wrong path. In fact, readers could accrue a "score" by the end of the books, too.

21 The Legend Of Zelda: Valiant Comics

Platforms & Release Years: Print Comics (1990 - 1991)

Plot: Penned by George Caragonne, the comics featured many familiar characters apart from Link, like Impa and King Harkinian. The stories occur after the events of the original game and the style resembles that of the TV show.

20 The Legend Of Zelda TV series

Platforms & Release Years: Television & DVD (1989, 2005)

Plot: The animated show aired 13 episodes of Link and Zelda's adventures. If fans want to watch it now, they can find clips online for the infamous line “Well, exCUUUUSSSEEE ME, Princess!”

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The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition Manga Box Set Is 36% Off

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Viz Media has announced the Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition Box Set which collects all five volumes of the Legendary Edition manga that's based on the iconic Nintendo video game series. If you're unfamiliar, The five Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition releases each contain two volumes of the outstanding manga series complete with updated covers and color art pieces by Akira Himekawa. This new box set takes these releases a step further with a bundled hardcover upgrade. Pre-orders are live now, but there are a few things to keep in mind...

First off, the box set is available to pre-order here on Amazon for $79.50 (36% off) with shipping slated for October. Note that you won't be charged until it ships and you'll automatically get the biggest discount that occurs between the time that you order and the ship date. So, if you pre-ordered when this set launched at $125, there's no need to change anything. You've already got the discount.

The next thing to consider is that Amazon is currently running a buy 2, get 1 free sale on physical manga titles and two of the five paperback The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition titles are currently eligible. The others are significantly discounted. Links for those titles can be found below.

Finally, a box set of the 10 standard volumes of The Legend of Zelda manga can be ordered here on Amazon for $61.45. At that price, going with the box set (with a discount) or the paperbacks of the upgraded Legendary Editions (especially B2G1) is definitely the way to go.

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"Young Link embarks on a perilous quest to find three spiritual stones that hold the key to the Triforce, the wielder of which will rule the world! Link's plan is to deliver the stones to the Princess of the mystical land of Hyrule, Zelda. But obstacles abound and his long journey has only just begun!"

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About The Legend of Zelda Manga Box Set

This Legend of Zelda Box Set contains all 10 volumes and a collectible poster. Features story and art by Akira Himekawa.

In the mystical land of Hyrule, three spiritual stones hold the key to the Triforce, and whoever holds them will control the world. A boy named Link sets out on a quest to deliver the Emerald, the spiritual stone of the forest, to Zelda, Princess of the land of Hyrule. The journey will be long and perilous, and Link will need all his skill and courage to defeat evil. The battle for Hyrule and the Sacred Realm has begun!

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  • Publisher: VIZ BOOKS
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Age Rating: ALL
  • Release Date: 10/25/2011
  • Page Count: 2000
  • Dimensional Weight: 3.82
  • Written Language: English

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All Canadian and International orders are held until all items are in stock.

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If you have another order that is fully in-stock, when we process that order, we will ship all products that are available on ALL of your orders with this shipment.

Our system will occasionally release domestic orders for partial shipping based on our order volume, usually 50% of your products have to be in-stock, however when this occurs it will pull in-stock products from your other orders if applicable.

Generally, the rules stated above are followed, however we reserve the right to partial ship at any time. Therefore, if you are wanting something shipped immediately it is recommended to place separate orders for your in-stock vs. pre-order products.

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Zelda: Every Manga Adaptation From Worst To Best, Ranked

Nintendo has many iconic franchises in their repertoire, but few have the same legacy as The Legend of Zelda. Starting with the first game’s release in 1986, Zelda quickly skyrocketed in popularity. By 1991, The Legend of Zelda struck a perfect blend of gameplay and story with A Link to the Past, setting a foundation that virtually every Zelda game since has followed.

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While The Legend of Zelda is perfect as a video game franchise, this hasn’t stopped the series from enjoying a rich history of manga adaptations. Zelda naturally loses something when the gameplay is removed from the equation, but the franchise’s manga adaptation makes revisiting the series’ story an engaging experience.

8 The Minish Cap

It’s such a tragedy how bad The Minish Cap’s manga adaptation is. The game itself is a bit on the lighter side for Zelda stories, but it’s still an emotional story that doesn’t shy away from exploring mature themes like death. The manga irons out The Minish Cap’s edges completely, to the point where Vaati gets to redeem himself at the end of the story.

It’s honestly a bit insulting how poorly The Minish Cap is represented, and it’s the kind of adaptation that’s only certain to disappoint fans who care enough to seek a manga adaptation out. The Minish Cap is the absolute worst Zelda manga.

7 Majora’s Mask

As Majora’s Mask is the Zelda whose core identity is the most intimately connected to the video game medium (reliving the same three days endlessly in a contained, virtual world,) the manga naturally loses quite a bit of what made the game special in the adaptational process. Without actively controlling Link, it’s hard to care about Termina, especially since the manga simply can’t focus on the minutiae which defined Majora’s Mask.

The end result is a manga that very quickly blasts its way through the game’s four dungeons, failing to make use of multiple cycles while neglecting to showcase most side quests. Anju & Kafei’s sidequest is adapted, but very poorly, and the manga essentially loses all the thematic & narrative depth the game’s story had. Majora’s Mask is still worth reading, but mainly as a curiosity.

6 Ocarina Of Time

Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask are arguably the two best 3D Zelda games, so it’s a crying shame both their manga adaptations are so weak. The Ocarina of Time manga in no way whatsoever lives up the quality of its video game counterpart, but it at least treats its source material with greater respect than Majora’s Mask did. For the most part.

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The Ocarina of Time manga spends three chapters fleshing out the story’s opening only to rush through just about every major story beat from there. Zelda is reduced into a pure damsel who doesn’t even have the luxury of surviving as Sheik and the Water & Shadow Temples are basically afterthoughts. To its credit, Link himself is well written and the story is at least more coherent than Majora’s Mask’s.

5 Triforce Of The Gods

An extremely loose adaptation of A Link to the Past, Triforce of the Gods deserves some credits for knowing its limits as an adaptation. It doesn’t try to jam A Link to the Past’s full story into four chapters, instead introducing a new character, Ghanti, and recontextualizing the relationship between Link & Agahnim as a driving force.

Unfortunately, four chapters is not nearly enough for a story that’s set in A Link to the Past’s world. While a semi-original story with original framing allows Triforce of the Gods to stand out its own well enough, none of the manga’s core concepts feel particularly fleshed out and Ghanti’s development reads hollow. If nothing else, Triforce of the Gods is an interesting take on the Zelda manga formula.

4 Phantom Hourglass

Phantom Hourglass is bizarrely the only Zelda game in the adult timeline to get a proper manga adaptation, which is especially baffling since The Wind Waker would make a better manga than most Zelda games. Regardless, Phantom Hourglass actually translates surprisingly well to the manga format, highlighting the charming world at the heart of the story.

Linebeck in particular continues to be one of the best written Zelda sidekicks, and Link’s characterization in Phantom Hourglass is plenty charming. The manga does expect the reader to have played The Wind Waker beforehand, but this just helps the internal plot flow better.

3 Four Swords

Despite the manga’s name, this isn’t an adaptation of Four Swords, but its GameCube sequel, Four Swords Adventures. All the same, it’s good fun and one of the better Zelda mangas thanks to some charming writing. All four Links have their own personality, and there’s never a dull moment watching them go back & forth with one another.

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Four Swords naturally takes on a comedic slant as a result, but there’s some solid character development for Shadow Link of all characters, and the manga’s longer length allows it plenty of time to stretch its legs. Four Swords is still on the short side, but it’s one of the most comprehensive adaptations in the series.

2 Oracle Of Seasons & Ages

Like Four Swords, the Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages manga actually manage to tell full & comprehensive stories. Oracle of Seasons chronologically takes place and honestly does a great job at adapting the game. Onox is by far the most intimidating of the manga villains, and both Oracle series do a great job with character writing.

Oracle of Ages takes place directly after Seasons and adapts its Linked Game. Oracle of Ages more or less continues what worked in Oracle of Seasons, building up to one of the better finales of the Zelda manga adaptations, complete with Nayru actually getting to do something.

1 Twilight Princess

Even at their best, none of the Zelda manga are really great. They make for fun, light reading, but they’re often lacking in depth even at their densest. This is a criticism that applies to every single manga adaptation– except for Twilight Princess. Six volumes and counting, the Twilight Princess manga is still going strong, now just starting to adapt the last act.

This is the longest Zelda manga adaptation so far, and it’s genuinely incredible. The manga is considerably darker than Twilight Princess the game, but it’s arguably the title’s tone fully realized. Dungeons aren’t given much focus, but plot progression is, with any adaptational cuts made to ensure Link & Midna are always moving forward in their journey and as characters. This is one manga every Zelda fan needs to read.

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