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Legend of Zelda Manga Box Set commits Hyrulean myth to paper

Viz Comics has announced a 10-issue box set collecting manga studio Akira Himekawa's adaptations of the Legend of Zelda series. The set spans the timeline from Link to the Past up until Phantom Hourglass, offering the best way to catch up on the series' history short of negotiating any Water Temples, formulating a position on Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link, or anything else relating to the actual playing of the games themselves.

The box set is available now at an RRP of $US69.99 from participating retailers, but shop around: at time of writing, Amazon has the set for $44. The set contains two-issue arcs for Ocarina of Time and Four Swords, together with full-length manga adaptations of Majora's Mask, Minish Cap, Phantom Hourglass, both Oracle titles, Link to the Past, and a collectible poster. Himekawa is a pseudonym for A. Honda and S. Nagano, the two-woman team favored by Nintendo to produce adaptations of Zelda up until Phantom Hourglass. The English adaptations finished their print run in September 2010, but this is the first time the collection has been made available in a single package.

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6 comments

  • veryweirdguy - October 31, 2011 3:40 p.m.

    Just ordered this for my girlfriend's Christmas present. She is gonna be very happy...!
  • FoxdenRacing - October 31, 2011 1:32 p.m.

    Curse you games industry...I'm broke right now, stop putting out awesome stuff that I can't buy...
  • Hipopapotamus - October 31, 2011 12:50 p.m.

    Haha in England Viz is something quite different http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=viz&um=1&hl=en&safe=off&sa=N&biw=1217&bih=628&tbm=isch&tbnid=MYlWWGN3I5AmNM:&imgrefurl=http://hopesandbodies.homestead.com/bio.html&docid=ZaEasDbCoxTrxM&imgurl=http://hopesandbodies.homestead.com/files/viz_issue_37__2_.jpg&w=619&h=865&ei=9fuuTqWGNMfv8QOq-MWlCw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=179&vpy=142&dur=1866&hovh=265&hovw=190&tx=77&ty=148&sig=100603327219669683519&page=1&tbnh=115&tbnw=82&start=0&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0
  • jackthemenace - October 31, 2011 1:17 p.m.

    EXACTLY what I thgout when I read the first few lines. THAT would be something to see. Also, LOVE your Profile Picture. Glad to see me and my dad aren't the ONLY fans of Good UK television.
  • flabslapper - October 31, 2011 12:25 p.m.

    These manga are fantastic, if I didn't already own them I would totally get this box set, the art and stories are fun, and there are even some original story shorts in the manga as well, so you get some expansion on the Zelda universe Plus what's also cool is since Link is a different person in each game the writers gave each Link a different personality that makes sense for each game, can't talk more highly about these stories!
  • LOZ4EVAH - October 31, 2011 12:10 p.m.

    AWESOME!

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