Comics/Manga

Several comics and manga (Japanese comics) have been based on the Zelda universe.
Table of Contents:

Comics


Valiant Comics

Information:
Published by Valiant, 1990
-- Part of "Nintendo Comics System."

Description:
This comic book series is set after the events of "The Legend of Zelda" and "The Adventure of Link." Ganon is once again alive, has stolen the Triforce of Power, and still schemes to steal the other pieces of the Triforce and rule Hyrule.

Downloads

Scan of Valiant comics
(Originally downloaded from ZeldaPower.com)
Prologue from Issue #1, February (600 KB .zip)
Issue #1, February (5.3 MB .zip)
Issue #2, March (5.3 MB .zip)
Issue #3, April (5.9 MB .zip)
Issue #4, May (5.3 MB .zip)
Issue #7, August (Special) (5.1 MB .zip)
Issue #5 (5.5 MB .zip, scanned by Chris Olson)


A Link to the Past Comics

Information:
Published: 1992 in Nintendo Power Magazine, 1993 in book form
-- Story and illustration: Shotaro Ishinomori
-- Copywriter: Dan Owsen

Description:
This comic was written and illustrated by Shotaro Isinomori, one of Japan's most famous comic book creators. It was originally serialized in Nintendo Power Magazine. The first of 12 parts appeared in January 1992 (Volume 32) and the series ran through December 1992. It was published in book form in 1993. The plot loosely follows ALttP, but some elements were added to "preserve the elements of surprise and add to the dramatic flow."

Downloads:

Scan of A Link to the Past Comic
Originally downloaded in PDF format from Zelda.com, and converted into JPEGs to make downloading easier. You can also download the original PDF here (20 MB .pdf)
Chapter 1 (1.8 MB .zip)
Chapter 2 (1.8 MB .zip)
Chapter 3 (1.7 MB .zip)
Chapter 4 (1.5 MB .zip)
Chapter 5 (1.5 MB .zip)
Chapter 6 (1.6 MB .zip)
Chapter 7 (1.6 MB .zip)
Chapter 8 (1.7 MB .zip)
Chapter 9 (1.7 MB .zip)
Chapter 10 (1.6 MB .zip)
Chapter 11 (1.5 MB .zip)
Chapter 12 (1.7 MB .zip)


Ocarina of Time Comic

Information:
Copyright: 1998 by Nintendo of Europe GmbH and Nintendo Co. Ltd
-- Published in Club Nintendo OoT Special
-- Comic Art: Work House Co. Ltd., Tokyo

Description:
This comic was published in a special edition of the European "Club Nintendo" magazine. It was published first in Germany, and then translated to Dutch and released in the Netherlands. The Dutch version was scanned and translated by . I cleaned up his English translation and inserted it into the scans, so that you can read the comic in English. I've also made a German/Dutch/English translation table, so you can compare the different translations for yourself. Scans of the original Dutch OoT Special will be available soon in the Publications section.

An Italian translation of this comic is also available at The Lost Woods.

Downloads

English translation of OoT comic
(Made with much help from Iron Knuckle)
Part 1 - Hyrule under fire (945 KB .zip)
Part 2 - Escape to the Kokiri (794 KB .zip)
German/Dutch/English Translation Comparison Table


Manga


Kamigami no Triforce (ALttP) Manga

Information:
Volume 1
Released: 6/27/1995
Publisher: Enix
Artist: Ataru Cagiva
ISBN4-87025-541-8

Information:
Volume 2
Released: 12/27/1995
Publisher: Enix
Artist: Ataru Cagiva
ISBN4-87025-522-9

Information:
Volume 3
Released: 5/27/1996
Publisher: Enix
Artist: Ataru Cagiva
ISBN4-87025-559-6

Description:
This is a really neat manga made by Ataru Cagiva, the same person who made the Link's Awakening manga. (The ALttP manga was actually made after the LA manga, not before.) It greatly expands on the story told in ALttP, and at three volumes is literally huge!

Downloads:
The manga scans originally came from The Zelda Fan. Since this manga will probably never make its way out of Japan, a fan translation has been started by Beno.

Original scans from The Zelda Fan. Fan translation done by Beno and converted into ZIPs to aid downloading Volume 1
Chapter 1 (2.5 MB .zip)
Chapter 2 (2.4 MB .zip)
Chapter 3 (2.5 MB .zip)
Chapter 4 (2.2 MB .zip)
Chapter 5 (2.5 MB .zip)
Chapter 6 (2.6 MB .zip)
More coming soon!


Yume o Miru Shima (LA) Manga

Information:
Volume 1
Released: 6/27/1994
Publisher: Enix
Artist: Ataru Cagiva
ISBN4-87025-513-8

Information:
Volume 2
Released: 10/27/1994
Publisher: Enix
Artist: Ataru Cagiva
ISBN4-87025-524-3

Description:
This is a really cute two-volume manga made by Ataru Cagiva, the same person who made the ALttP manga. (The LA manga was actually made before the ALttP manga, not after.) For a manga, it is surprisingly close to the story told in the game. It still manages to expand on the LA story in a fun way.

Downloads:
Since this manga will probably never make its way out of Japan, it is available for viewing on History of Hyrule. A fan translation of this manga has been started by and is steadily progressing. The translation has been continued by Beno.

Fan translation of LA manga, done by Anastasia. Originally from History of Hyrule, and converted into ZIPs to aid downloading Volume 1
Chapter 1 (3.6 MB .zip)
Chapter 2 (3.3 MB .zip)
Chapter 3 (2.9 MB .zip)
Chapter 4 (2.6 MB .zip)
Volume 2
Chapter 5 (1.9 MB .zip)
Chapter 6 (1.7 MB .zip)
Chapter 7 (2.2 MB .zip)
Chapter 8 (2.0 MB .zip)
Chapter 9 (2.3 MB .zip)


Toki no Ocarina (OoT) Manga

Information:
Copyright: 1998 Nintendo
-- Artist: Akira Himekawa
-- Vol.1: ISBN4-09-149601-6
-- Vol.2: ISBN4-09-149602-4

Description:
This is the official manga for "Ocarina of Time." Like all manga, it is black and white. The animation is very good, and the story is a very good retelling of "Ocarina of Time." It came in two volumes. The last chapter of the second volume is the first chapter of "Majora's Mask."

Downloads:
This fan translation was done by , and is available at her Zelda no Densetsu Manga web site. With her permission, I have made .zip files from her translated manga, to make downloading easier.

This manga has been officially released in America, so we are no longer offering the fan translation for download.


Mujura no Kamen (MM) Manga

Information:
Copyright: 2000 Nintendo
-- Artist: Akira Himekawa
-- ISBN4-09-149603-2

Description:
This is the official manga for "Majora's Mask," made by the same artist who created the manga for "Ocarina of Time." It came in one volume. The animation and story are both excellent, so this is a recommended read.

Downloads:
This manga has been officially released in America, so we are no longer offering the fan translation for download.


Oracle of Seasons Manga

Information:
Copyright: 2001 Nintendo
-- Artist: Akira Himekawa
-- ISBN4-09-149604-0

Description:
This is the official manga for "Oracle of Seasons," made by the same artist who created the OoT and MM manga. The manga was scanned and edited by Melora from History of Hyrule, and was translated into English by Annie from Zelda no Densetsu Manga. It can be downloaded here or at Melora's or Annie's site. This manga has been officially released in America, so we are no longer offering the fan translation for download.


Oracle of Ages Manga

Information:
Copyright: 2002 Nintendo
-- Artist: Akira Himekawa
-- ISBN4-09-149605-9

Description:
This is the official manga for "Oracle of Ages," made by the same artists who created the OoT, MM, and OoS manga. The manga was scanned and edited by Melora from History of Hyrule, and is being translated into English by Annie from Zelda no Densetsu Manga. It can be downloaded here or at Melora's or Annie's site. This manga has been officially released in America, so we are no longer offering the fan translation for download.


Four Swords Plus Manga

Information:
Copyright: 2004 Nintendo
-- Artist: Akira Himekawa

Description:
This is the official manga for "Four Swords Plus," made by the same artists who created the OoT, MM, and Oracle manga. This manga was translated by and was scanned and edited by . This manga has been officially released in America, so we are no longer offering the fan translation for download.


Triforce of the Gods (ALttP) Manga

Information:
Copyright: 1991 Nintendo
-- Artist: Akira Himekawa

Description:
This is the official manga for "Triforce of the Gods (ALttP)," made by the same artists who created the OoT manga and, more recently, the Four Swords manga. Preivously, this manga was only released in a special Nintendo magazine, alongside other manga about Nintendo characters and information about the Nintendo DS. It is has now been released in a "graphic novel" format. This manga was translated and edited by and scanned by .


The Minish Cap

Information:
Copyright Nintendo 2004
Publisher: Unknown
Artist: Akira Himekawa

Description:
The Minish Cap Manga was originally hosted at Zelda Infinite, and the staff there have graciously allowed us to host it as well. A big thanks for that! The Minish Cap Manga is a one-volume piece that follows the story of The Minish Cap. It has a lighter art style then some of the other mangas. This manga has been officially released in America, so we are no longer offering the fan translation for download.


The Wind Waker: Link's Logbook (4-koma)

Information:
Copyright Nintendo 2002
Publisher: Unknown
Artist: Unknown

Description:
This is an official 4-koma by Nintendo following Link's journey in The Wind Waker. Being a 4-koma (a humorous series of vertically aligned comic panels in groups of four) it doesn't really tell the story with any manner of continuity, rather it shows us amusing episodes that may have occurred as Link lived his adventure (but on the other hand, they are presented in chronological order).
This 4-koma has been scanlated by the scanlation group AnimeCouncil that kindly granted us permission to host it here. Be sure to thank them by checking the link and dropping a comment.

Original scans and translation from Anime Council. Chapter 1 (4.5 MB .zip)
Chapter 2 (1.6 MB .zip)
Chapter 3 (1.6 MB .zip)
Chapter 4 (2.1 MB .zip)
Chapter 5 (1.5 MB .zip)
Chapter 6 (1.7 MB .zip)
Chapter 7 (1.7 MB .zip)
Chapter 8 (4.8 MB .zip)


Phantom Hourglass

Information:
Copyright Nintendo 2009
Publisher: Unknown
Artist: Akira Himekawa

Description:
After an unusually long break, Himekawa returns to Zelda with the manga of Phantom Hourglass.

Last Modified: Dec 10 2004