Monday Comic Corner – Zeldanime

DaveyFebruary 25th, 2013 by Davey

You all remember the 80s Legend of Zelda cartoon, right? “Well excuuuse me, princess!” Well it turns out that a group of people have set forth to make a sort of remake of the series, only in comic/manga form. Though apparently this project started all the way back in 2009, and Zelda Dungeon is a partner website, I’ve only recently discovered the series, and I’m extremely impressed.

So far they’ve written a little more than 100 pages, and I’ve enjoyed browsing through and reading through the detailed yet clean looking art style.

Hit the jump to see the comic!

Obviously I can only show you a small preview of the huge series, but hopefully you can get an idea of what Zeldanime brings. The drawings are superb, and the text is a standard comic text which is both legible and continues the cartoon theme. If you’ve never read the series, head on over to the cover page and jump in!

In these comic features, we’ve seen some short and long comics, even some with a little animation. But all of those give a quick laugh or a small message. This, on the other hand, is a story, and at it’s current length can even be considered a graphic novel. Definitely brings a change to the comics we usually feature here.

It’s pretty amazing the plethora of messages and stories that can be told with comics. The detail, or even minimalism can speak for itself often, and the conciseness challenges the writer in ways that perhaps other arts do not always do.

Let us know what you think of Zeldanime in the comments below!

Source: Zeldanime

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  • The Unicorn Hanger-Outer

    OOh. Quite nice. Thanks for this comic Davey. Oh, and
    P.S. FIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRSSSSSTTTTT!!!! :P

  • Anonymous

    When you say “A little over 100 pages”, you’ve got that right. Especially if you discount non-numbered pages.

  • diabloaura

    My opinion of Zelda Anime. Let’s just not and say we did.

  • http://twitter.com/DarkMachi DarkMachi

    I have been reading this since zelda dungeon first talked about this site… man, it must have been nearly two years now? X3 lets say it awesome!

  • Mr. Nidoking

    I try to forget about the 80′s Zelda cartoon.

    • IgosDuIkana

      I once watched the entire thing against all warnings and such from the people around me. They begged me not to, but I did anyway. I regret poisoning my mind with this blasphemy. Zelda Anime actually looks pretty awesome, I need some Zelda literature to read. I am all out. I also thing an actual anime or japanese animation would be a good idea if done correctly. I am an Anime junkie though, detesting the rather shallow westernized media that I see all around.

  • linkasourous

    I’ve read this to its latest updates. It’s not really….The Legend of Zelda in terms of the games and stories we’re all use to, more along the lines of the TV series (better, and with better artwork) It’s cool if you want to read it for relaxation, a comic that just so happens to use the names “Link” “Zelda” “Ganon” and the Triforce.

  • Nevan Lowe

    I like how Link doesn’t say “EXCUSE ME, PRINCESS!” every couple seconds.

  • Zero Wat

    Where can I find this whole comic?! I love anime and manga, so I really want to read this.

    • Ryan

      Why not click the link next to where it says “Source:”

  • npatoray24

    i own the cartoon series on dvd hahhahaa

  • Ryan

    I just read it to the (current) ending and so far I’m liking it. Zelda is awesome, Link is awesome and Ganon is a badass.

    • itsameluigi1290

      Do you know if there’s any swearing, sexuality or too much violence? I’d like to show my younger siblings if it lacks those things.

      • Anonymous

        I’m glad you’re looking out for the pure in heart, whether they’re young or the older people who actually act mature.

        Well, there’s blood during intense fights, one page where Sprite wakes Link by saying Zelda’s dress flew up, and 1 page with a tease about fun and bed. Not horrible, but everybody should decide for themselves. As for vocabulary, I only really noticed one “shut up”. I might have missed some things in earlier pages, but I doubt it.

        Sprite’s wake-up call is on page 60. “Lay on the bed and I’ll show you” is on page 62. The worst amount of blood in 1 page (in 2D square inches), by far, is on page 86. Check those out to gauge your personal rating.

        • Anonymous

          Oh, almost forgot. The blood doesn’t linger for long. You don’t see it pooling for more than 2 or 3 panels (the page I told you about, and maybe the previous), and there’s few dried blood. Live, dripping, blood, however, is semi-common in most of the fights.

        • Ryan

          Zelda’s reaction to the “lay on the bed” thing is actually the reason it should be ok to show your younger sibling, especially if they are female.

          • Anonymous

            I think it’s OK, but not everybody will. Some may see Zelda’s reaction as saying “there’s something naughty about what he said”. Those that understand the reference know not to bring it up, but those that don’t would be curious. That curiosity to find out why may be the real reason itsameluigi won’t let his siblings see it.

        • itsameluigi1290

          Alright, thanks, I’ll have a look at it.

          And wow, no degrading this time!

      • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

        There’s nothing in the way of swearing, there are a few scenes with some blood (only during fights), and there are two somewhat sexual jokes. Not really bad, one about a skirt flying up and one about “having fun in bed” or something along that line.

        • itsameluigi1290

          Alrighty, I’ll check it out.

  • Nevan Lowe

    Is it just me, or does Zelda in this look a bit like Zero Suit Samus?

  • itsameluigi1290

    That’s awesome. Much better than my storyboard quality Zelda comics!

  • SMOSHOHLIC!

    That is pretty good but it is loooooooooooong!

  • Zelda is the Bomb!!!

    What we need is a Zelda anime directed by Akria Toriyama.
    This is still cool. But Akira Toriyama, people! The guy behind Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z!!

    • Ninty

      Really? I like his stuff, but I mostly think of DBZ whenever I see his art. …Or Dragon Quest. The way he draws hair makes it look so DBZ when spiky.

  • baileygirl99

    Link…is even cuter…than before!!!!!

  • oozy the wolf

    BEST THING EVER

  • OniChild

    OniChild here:
    Thanks for featuring our comic, Davey! We greatly appreciate your support!

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  • Shiro

    HEY! EXCUUUUUUUUUUUUSE me, Princess!