One of the best-selling and most widely-loved The Legend of Zelda games is getting a manga adaptation which will hit shelves next month. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Vol. 1 will be available on March 14 from VIZ Media, and will only set you back about $10. Additional volumes will be released on a yearly basis.
The manga will feature story and artwork from famed creator “Akira Himekawa.” Akira Himekawa, for those of you who don’t know, is the pen name of two woman known only as A. Honda and S. Nagano.
“The pair created The Legend of Zelda manga series which was inspired by several games and story arcs in the Zelda video game series. To-date they have created ten manga adventures, which are published by VIZ Media, featuring Link and the popular video game world of The Legend of Zelda, including Ocarina of Time, Oracle of Seasons, Four Swords and more.”
“Once upon a time, wizards tried to conquer the Sacred Realm of Hyrule. The Spirits of Light sealed the wizards’ power within the Shadow Crystal and banished them to the Twilight Realm beyond the Mirror of Twilight.
“Now, an evil menace is trying to find Midna, Princess of the Twilight Realm, and the fragments of the Shadow Crystal to gain the power to rule over both the Twilight Realm and the World of Light.”
It does seem a bit odd that The Legend of Zelda adventure chosen to debut in March in manga form is Twilight Princess and not Breath of the Wild, especially since the manga will be released over a week after Breath of the Wild has been released. By that time Twilight Princess will be two games behind the most recent video game adventure (technically we can call this a Game Cube game), but I suppose that great stories are timeless. If this press release was announcing a new Ocarina of Time manga on the way, I’d be just as pumped.