Hyrule Historia is undoubtedly one of the most important things to happen to the Zelda series in a long, long while. Even if the content provided inside the book itself would not be of interest to every fan, the recently announced limited edition has sold like wildfire, with the coveted book selling out in a matter of hour on sites such as Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. For those of you who own the Japanese edition or have otherwise read the translations on sites such as Glitter Berri’s, you will be aware of the exclusive Skyward Sword manga present at the back of Hyrule Historia, drawn by Akira Himekawa, a duo of Japanese artists who have worked on a number of previous Zelda manga. The website Kotaku has recently managed to acquire the entire manga, translated into English, which is now available to preview more than a month before the actual release of the book. Intrested? Hit the jump take a look!
Below are the first few pages of the translated manga, including the title page and the special message from Akira Himekawa themselves.
The entire manga can be viewed here at Kotaku.
Although I have never read any of the Zelda manga or comics, this does look like an interesting piece of work. My knowledge of manga doesn’t stretch very far as I have only read a few but this certainly looks like a top-quality bonus incentive for anyone wishing to purchase Hyrule Historia if they haven’t already done so.
But what do you think? Do you think the manga was an appropriate addition to Hyrule Historia? What do you feel about the Zelda manga series as a whole? Let us know in the comments below!