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About Zelda Manga / Graphic Novels

For those of you who are not anime and manga fans, let me give you a brief explanation. Manga is simply nothing more than Japanese comic books that read from right to left. Only the style in which they are presented is ten times better than the frequent "super-hero" comic books you may use to be reading as well as much longer. A manga volume generally extends to 200-300 pages if not more. In America they are often refered to as "Graphic Novels" if the person isn't too Japanese savvy.

Saddly, though, none of the Zelda Mangas have been released over in America or anywhere else for that matter. Provided in the descriptions below of each Zelda Manga series, you can find links to sites that are currently hosting downloads of english-translated versions.


THE LEGEND OF ZELDA MANGAS


Zeruda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Toraifoosu
Title Translation: The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods
Artist: Ataru Cagiva | Volumes Released: 3
Release Date: 1995 - 1996
Storyline: Follows the events in the game "A Link to the Past"
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With three volumes released, this manga series was and is still the longest of all the series. The story covers and expands upon the events that take place in the game known to most as A Link to the Past. This manga series was actually created "after" the Link's Awakening series was released by the same artist.

While like any of the other mangas, the manga has not been brought over to American shores, you can find some translations provided by Zelda Legends. The scans were originally created by The Zelda Fan.

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Zeruda no Densetsu: Yume o Miru Shima
Title Translation: The Legend of Zelda: Dreaming Island
Artist: Ataru Cagiva | Volumes Released: 2
Release Date: 1994
Storyline: Follows the events in the game "Link's Awakening"
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The first Zelda manga ever released, succeeding LttP's even. The series, known to most of us as "Link's Awakening" was created by Ataru Cagiva and followed the story remarkably closely while adding in its own fun aspects, such as a fairy friend that follows Link around during his adventures. The story was released in two volumes.

Translations of the manga in english can be found at Zelda Legends. The scans were provided by History of Hyrule and is being translated by Anastasia.

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Zeruda no Densetsu: Toki no Ocarina
Title Translation: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Artist: Akira Himekawa | Volumes Released: 2
Release Date: 1998
Storyline: Follows the events in the game "Ocarina of Time"
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With two volumes released following the adventures of Link on his quest through the game Ocarina of Time, manga fans are introduced to the even better art of Akira Himekawa, the more famous of the two artists of the Zelda mangas. While perhaps a little more free with the storylines than Cagiva, Himekawa still faithfully follows the story in true fashion and made the Ocarina of Time manga a big success.

Updated Info: Thanks to Liana for the following information. Unknownest to me, it seems that Akira-sensei (commonly a guy's name) is not actually a guy as I had assumed. If the information Liana has provided me is correct, Akira Himekawa is actually a composite name derived from the two female artists that took up their pencils to create these wonderful mangas. Not only is Akira-sensei not a guy but there are two of them.

A complete translation can be downloaded at Zelda Legends. This manga was originally scanned and translated by Zelda no Densetsu Manga.

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Zeruda no Densetsu: Mujura no Kamen
Title Translation: The Legend of Zelda: Mask of Mujura
Artist: Akira Himekawa | Volumes Released: 1
Release Date: 2000
Storyline: Follows the events in the game "Majora's Mask"
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Akira Himekawa returned to work on the Zelda mangas with the release of the game Majora's Mask. Only one volume was released. Once more, Himekawa's talent shone through with his interesting skill at displaying Link's emotions despite his rather aggrivating change of faces throughout the series.

A complete translation can be downloaded at Zelda Legends. This manga was originally scanned and translated by Zelda no Densetsu Manga.

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ZnD: Fuushigi no Ki no Mi - Daichi no Shou
Title Translation: LoZ: Nut of the Mysterious Tree - Chapter of the Earth
Artist: Akira Himekawa | Volumes Released: 1
Release Date: 2001
Storyline: Follows the events in the game "Oracle of Seasons"
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With the release of the Oracle series, Himekawa first started their version of story for the Oracle of Seasons. In this one volume manga, Link seems to appear more childish than he has yet in any of the other mangas. A young and very resilinet young boy who could get himself out of any scrape during both of his adventures.

A complete translation can be downloaded at Zelda Legends. This manga was originally scanned and translated as a joint project by Zelda no Densetsu Manga and History of Hyrule.

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ZnD: Fuushigi no Ki no Mi - Jikuu no Shou
Title Translation: LoZ: Nut of the Mysterious Tree - Chapter of Space/Time
Artist: Akira Himekawa | Volumes Released: 1
Release Date: 2002
Storyline: Follows the events in the game "Oracle of Ages"
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In this single volume, Himekawa completes the Oracle Series with the adventure that takes place in the "Oracle of Ages" video game. The same resilient young boy jumps back into a new adventure to yet again save a kidnapped Oracle.

An almost complete translation of this manga can be downloaded at Zelda Legends. This manga was originally scanned and translated as a joint project by Zelda no Densetsu Manga and History of Hyrule.

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Zeruda no Densetsu: Yottsu no Tsurugi
Title Translation: The Legend of Zelda: Sword of Four
Artist: Akira Himekawa | Volumes Released: 1
Release Date: 2004
Storyline: Follows the events in the game "Four Swords"
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Following the release of the Four Swords Adventure game in Japan, the official FS+ Japanese website updated with the first chapter with of this manga. Link once again appears as a man about as young as the Oracle Series hero. Only this time, he's far more stubborn and self-righteous, which causes quite a few problems with his three new counterparts.

Translations of the manga in english can be found at Zelda Legends. The scans were provided by Beno and is being translated by Mariam Dirbashi.

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