‘Legend of Zelda’ Manga Coming to America
This is great news for fans of the popular Nintendo character. For several years, the series has only been in Japan and acclaimed for keeping faithful to the games while explaining some of the back story of the fantasy franchise’s universe.
Link, the elf boy from Hyrule, is perhaps Nintendo’s second biggest character, only eclipsed by Mario. There is no indication which storyline the series will start with, but it’s presumed to be published in the same order as Japan, so that means it would chronicle the events from the The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time game for the Nintendo 64. The Legend of Zelda will be brought to the U.S. by Viz Media, the publisher of bestselling manga such as Naruto and Dragonball Z.
Finally, the good news: Volume One will have 200 pages by Akira Himekawa and retail for just $7.99. And the bad news: It doesn’t come out until October 7th.
Don’t be sad. It could be worse. They could’ve revived the old Zelda comic published by Valiant.