Manga

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The Legend of Zelda Manga Box Set

Manga (Hiragana: まんが; katakana: マンガ) is the Japanese word for "comic". Outside of Japan, the term refers to comics made in Japan. There have been several mangas for The Legend of Zelda series, mostly following the plot lines of various games, with some slight differences. Some of these would include that Link speaks, new characters are added, and different places are visited. It should be noted that these stories are not considered canon by many fans for those reasons, however, in interview from 2004 Eiji Aonuma supported Akira's mangas since her stories fill gaps that weren't explained well in the game.[citation needed] Interestingly, Akira's mangas influenced Eiji into creating the Rito race.[citation needed]

Many of these mangas are available only in Japan, however, Viz Media released Akira Himekawa's complete manga collection in English within the United States and Canada. The manga collection was also released as a box set on October 25, 2011. Due to the fact that Viz Media published these mangas within their Viz Kids divison, certain scenes were removed as a form of censorship within their translations. Himekawa's latest manga based on Skyward Sword was released as part of Hyrule Historia.

Contents

Manga Based on The Legend of Zelda

Authored by Yuu Mishouzaki

Authored by Ran Maru (乱丸)

  • The Legend of Zelda (1 volume)
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (3 volumes)

Authored by Shotaro Ishinomori

Authored by Junko Taguchi

  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Authored by Ataru Cagiva

Authored by Akira Himekawa

Techniques for Certain Victory Final Blah Edition (必勝テクニック完ペキ版)

Authored by Kobayashi Susumu (こばやし 将)

  • The Legend of Zelda (1 volume)

Authored by Daisuke Shigoto (しごと 大介)

  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Volume 1)

Authored by Yuu Minazuki (みなづき 由宇)

  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Volumes 2 and 3)

Spinoffs Based on The Legend of Zelda

4-Koma based on The Legend of Zelda

4-Koma Theater published by Enix

  • The Legend of Zelda: 4-Koma Theater (8 volumes)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time: 4-Koma Theater (2 volumes)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask: 4-Koma Theater (1 volume)

4-Koma Gag Battle published by Koubunsha

  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX: 4-Koma Gag Battle (1 volume)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time: 4-Koma Gag Battle (1 volume)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask: 4-Koma Gag Battle (1 volume)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons: 4-Koma Gag Battle (1 volume)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages: 4-Koma Gag Battle (1 volume)
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past: 4-Koma Gag Battle (1 volume)

4-Koma Manga Kingdom published by Action Comics

  • The Legend of Zelda: 4-Koma Manga Kingdom (2 volumes)
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past: 4-Koma Manga Kingdom (1 volume)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time: 4-Koma Manga Kingdom (1 volume)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time: Fireball 4-Koma Manga Kingdom (1 volume)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages: 4-Koma Manga Kingdom (1 volume)
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker: Link's 4-Koma Nautical Logbook (1 volume)

4-Koma Land published by Keibunsha

  • The Legend of Zelda: 4-Koma Land published by Keibunsha (1 volume)

Gamebook Mangas

  • Adventure Hero's Books No. 13: The Legend of Zelda by Mitsunori Kitadono and Ikuo Miyazoe

See also: Manga on Wikipedia box.jpg