Comics & Manga

Listed below are some of the many Manga and Comic books based on the Legend of Zelda titles. These books more or less follow the exact storylines of each of the games that they cover. There are however, many differences and they are all noted below each of the Manga. All the Manga are in black and white with nicely illustrated drawings.

Remember, the Manga were originally released in Japan. So when reading them, you have to read, from right to left and top to bottom. Unfortunately, we do not have scans and translations of all the Manga that has been produced. We do however, have many of them available. Most of these were originally downloaded from Zelda-Infinite and Zelda Legends. Each Manga and Comic credits the individual scanners, editors, and translators.

A Link to the Past Comics
A Link to the Past Comic Chapter 1: Hero's Awakening
Chapter 2: Wise Man's Warning
Chapter 3: Book of Mudora
Chapter 4: The Master Sword
Chapter 5: An Old Enemy
Chapter 6: A Fool in the Shape of a Tree
Chapter 7: Zora's Mask
Chapter 8: ROAM, The Mystery Knight
Chapter 9: Wizzrobes Trap
Chapter 10: To Turtle Rock And Zelda!
Chapter 11: Ganon's Tower
Chapter 12: The Final Battle
Information:
-- Copyright: Dan Owsen
-- Story & Illustration: Shotaro Ishinomori
-- Published: 1992 in Nintendo Power Magazine, 1993 in book form

Description:
This Comic is for The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past and it roughly mirrors the original title. A few new storyline portions were added to the comic to give it a suprise factor to those who are already familiar with the storyline.

Credits
This comic was originally give to us by 'The Great Deku Tree', a now closed Zelda website.


Triforce of the Gods (A Link to the Past) Manga
A Link to the Past Manga Act 1 - "A Voice"
Act 2 - "Legend"
Act 3 - "Sacrifice"
Act 4 - "A Link to the Past"
Information:
Copyright: 2005 Nintendo
-- Artist: Akira Himekawa
-- ISBN4-09-149608-3

Description:
This Manga was originally released back in 1991 in a special Nintendo Magazine. After the release of the A Link to the Past port on the Nintendo Game Boy Advance, the Manga was remade in a graphic novel format and released. It shares the same qualities as many of the other Akira Himekawa Manga, as it is nicely illustrated and in black and white. There are some pretty notable differences between the game and the Manga and they are listed below.

Credits
This manga was Scanned by Melora of History of Hyrule. The Manga was Edited and Translated by Beno of Zelda Legends.

Differences Between the Game and the Manga
--Agahnim is revealed as a friend of Link's father.
--Agahnim sends one of his friends and his wife into the Dark World.
--Ganty is a new character exclusive to the Manga.
--He is is a thief whose troupe was killed by Hylian Knights.
--Ganty befriended Link until she learned he was a descendant of the Hylian Knights.
--Ganty later learns even he is a descendant of a Hylian Knight.
--Ganty takes the form of a fox in the Dark World.
--Ganty is later turned into Trinexx by Agahnim to fight Link.
--Ganty helps Link in the final battle against Ganon.

Link's Awakening Manga
Volume 1
Ocarina of Time Manga Volume 1
Chapter 1 - "The Dreaming Island"
Chapter 2 - "The Island's Peace"
Chapter 3 - "A Promise With Marin"
Chapter 4 - "Solider Nakura"
Volume 2
Ocarina of Time Manga Volume 1
Chapter 5 - "The Truth is Revealed"
Chapter 6 - "The Messenger of Awakening"
Chapter 7 - "Felicia's Burden"
Chapter 8 - "Seperation"
Chapter 9 - "A New Journey"
Information:
Released: 6/27/1994 (Volume 1)
Released: 10/27/1994 (Volume 2)
-- Artist: Ataru Cagiva
-- Publisher: ENIX
-- Vol.1: ISBN4-87025-513-8
-- Vol.2: ISBN4-87025-524-3

Description:
This is a two part Manga for Link's Awakening. It is illustrated by Ataru Cagiva and very closely follows the story of the game. It is in black and white but it is still very nicely illustrated.

Credits
This manga was scanned by Melora of History of Hyrule. The Manga was being translated by Anastasia, but was then continued by Beno of Zelda Legends.


Toki No Ocarina (Ocarina of Time) Manga
Volume 1
Ocarina of Time Manga Volume 1
Part 1 - The Child Saga
Chapter 1 - "The Deku Tree's Crisis"
Chapter 2 - "Link Sets Off"
Chapter 3 - "The Mystery of the Triforce"
Chapter 4 - "Search For The Spiritual Stone of Fire!"
Chapter 5 - "Jabu Jabu's Stomach"
Chapter 6 - "Birth of the Hero of Time"

Part 2 - The Adult Saga
Chapter 1 - "The Legendary Master Sword"
Chapter 2 - "Saria, The Forest Sage"
Chapter 3 - "Beloved Friend"
Chapter 4 - "Link vs. Link"
Volume 2
Ocarina of Time Manga Volume 1
Part 1 - The Adult Saga (Continued)
Chapter 5 - "The Dark Guide, Sheik"
Chapter 6 - "The Desert of Illusion"
Chapter 7 - "The Destined Reunion"
Chapter 8 - "Defeat! Ganondorf"
Chapter 9 - "A Fresh Start"

Part 2 - Extra Chapters
Child Chapters Part 1 - "Stalkid and the Mask"
Child Chapters Part 2 - "Stalkid and the Mask"
Adult Chapters - "Rouro of the Watarara Tribe"
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. It is in black and white with some pretty nicely illustrated drawings. It is divided into two sections and follows the exact plot of the game. There are three bonus chapters at the end of volume two. The first two are of young Link meeting with the skullkid in the Lost Woods. It has to do with masks, but apparently has no direct relation to Majora's Mask. The story is meant to take place before the events of Ocarina of Time. The final chapter is a bonus piece as Adult Link which takes place after the Water Temple.

Credits
This manga was scanned and translated by Goddess Rinoa of Zelda-Infinite.

More Information
There is another translated version of this Manga in circulation. The translation was done by Andrea Scherer and can be found over at Zelda Legends.
Differences Between the Game and the Manga
--Link is given the Kokiri Blade by Mido rather than finding it himself in the Kokiri Forest.
--Link makes the Slingshot rather than finding it inside the Great Deku Tree
--Malon is not in Castle Town, but instead, is replaced by Princess Zelda.
--Link first Impa in Hyrule Castle Market instead of the Hyrule Castle courtyard.
--Ganondorf encounters Link and Zelda in the castle courtyard.
--In the Manga, King Zora gives Link the boomerang, rather than Link finding it in Jabu Jabu's Belly.
--Link has a pet dragon, which later becomes Volvagia.
--Link defeats Volvagia with the Fairy Bow rather than the Megaton Hammer.
--Link never enters the Shadow Temple.
--Instead of encountering Bongo Bongo, Link fights Dark Link who emerges from the well.
--Nabooru gives Link the Mirror Shield.
--Link battles along side others within certain dungeons.
--Link trains with Impa as an adult.
--Many characters show up in different places than they do in the game.
--Zelda is revealed as Sheik earlier in the Manga.
--Ingo was brainwashed by Koume and Kotake and held Malon captive to kill Link.
--Several bosses talk in the Manga. Only Twinrova and Ganon talk in the game.
--Navi explains her reason for leaving Link at the end of the game.
--Link and Zelda are more romantically linked in the Manga.

Mujura no Kamen (Majora's Mask) Manga
Majoras Mask Manga Chapter 1 - "Stalkid and the Evil Mask"
Chapter 2 - "Deku Nut Link"
Chapter 3 - "The Happy Mask Salesman"
Chapter 4 - "Odolwa, The Marsh God"
Chapter 5 - "The Monster at Snowhead"
Chapter 6 - "Great Bay"
Chapter 7 - "Anju and Kafei"
Chapter 8 - "Stop the Moon!"
Chapter 9 - "Fierce Diety Link"
Chapter 10 - "Original Side Story"
Information:
Copyright: 2000 Nintendo
-- Artist: Akira Himekawa
-- ISBN4-09-149603-2

Description:
This is the official manga for Majora's Mask. It is written and illustrated by the same artist who made many of the other Zelda Mangas. It is in black and white with some pretty nicely illustrated drawings. The story differs from the game a bit and the differences can be seen below. There is also one bonus chapter at the end of the Manga that reveals the origin of Majora's Mask.

Credits
This manga was scanned and translated by Goddess Rinoa of Zelda-Infinite.

More Information
There is another translated version of this Manga in circulation. The translation was done by Andrea Scherer and can be found over at Zelda Legends.
Differences Between the Game and the Manga
--There is a story about Link before he meets the Skullkid.
--Link never enters any temples in the Manga.
--Link automatically learns bubble attack when first transformed into Deku Link.
--The Happy Mask Salesman was awake when he was robbed of Majora's Mask when in the game he was knocked out by the Skull Kid.
--Link does not use the Song of Healing, instead using the Song of Time to heal himself, Darmani, and Mikau.
--The Deku King hasn't falsely accused the Monkey of kidnapping the Deku Princess. Humorously, he instead captured various creatures such as Wolfos, Snappers, and bugs.
--Link fights Odolwa in the Deku Palace rather than Woodfall Temple.
--Darmani had just died in the Manga rather than have died long ago.
--The Gorons are unaware of Darmani's death.
--The Goron Elder's Son is crying that Darmani is dead when in the game he was crying that his father was gone and seemed to know nothing about Darmani's death. As such, the Goron Elder never left to find Darmani.
--Link fights Goht on the mountain side rather than in Snowhead Temple.
--The "Indigo-go's" were referred to as "Dal Blue".
--Mikau is seen being injured and thrown into the bay instead of being found floating in the waters.
--Link encounters the pirates in a ship in the Great Bay, rather than infiltrating their fortress.
--There is only one Zora Egg instead of seven.
--Ling fights Gyorg far out in the Great Bay rather than in the Great Bay Temple.
--The Anju-Kafei sidequest is a larger part of the story, and more emotional.
--Kafei's Sun Mask is not stolen by Sakon.
--There is only one Twinmold boss instead of two.
--Link doesn't transform into a Giant to beat Twinmold.
--Epona is not found until the end of the game.
--Link uses the Fierce Deity mask when on top of the clock tower and kills the four masked children as soon as he enters the moon.
--Link is required to use the Fierce Deity's Mask.
--The Happy Mask Salesman has a more malovolent role in the Manga.
--The Happy Mask Salesman is attacked by Fierce Deity Link when he tries to run off with Majora's Mask.
--Link rescues the four giants in one three-day cycle, which is impossible to do while completing the Anju-Kafei sidequest.

Oracle of Seasons Manga
Oracle of Seasons Manga Chapter 1 - "Din, the Dancing Girl"
Chapter 2 - "The Strange Land of Holodrum"
Chapter 3 - "To the Temple of Seasons"
Chapter 4 - "Gorgon, the General of Darkness"
Chapter 5 - "The Holy Triangles, the Triforce"
Chapter 6 - "Ricky, a New Friend"
Chapter 7 - "Maple, the Great Sorceress"
Chapter 8 - "The Castle of Darkness"
Chapter 9 - "The Rod of Seasons"
Chapter 10 - "And Then, Into a Legend..."
Information:
Copyright: 2001 Nintendo
-- Artist: Akira Himekawa
-- ISBN4-09-149604-0

Description:
This is the official manga for Oracle of Seasons. It is written and illustrated by the same artist who made many of the other Zelda Mangas. It was released as a two part Manga alongside the Oracle of Ages Manga. It is in black and white with some pretty nicely illustrated drawings. The story more or less follows the same story as the game other than a few slight differences which are listed below.

Credits
This Manga was Scanned and Translated by Goddess Rinoa of Zelda-Infinite.

More Information
There is another translated version of this Manga in circulation. That version was scanned and edited by Melora of History of Hyule. It was translated by Annie of Zelda no Densetsu Manga. It can be downloaded from Zelda Legends.
Differences Between the Game and the Manga
--The Manga begins with Link in a village.
--Link finds Din in a village instead of Din finding him unconscious in the forest.
--None of the dungeons from the game are entered.
--Link doesn't gather any essences.
--Link receives help from Maple and Ricky when battling enemies.
--The bosses appear as random enemies sent by Gorgon.
--Link only goes to Subrosia once.
--Link does not encounter the skeleton crew.
--Link is shown with grandparents when he doesn't in the game.

Oracle of Ages Manga
Oracle of Ages Manga Chapter 1 - "Nayru, the Oracle of Ages"
Chapter 2 - "Veran, Sorceress of Shadows"
Chapter 3 - "Ralph, a Childhood Friend"
Chapter 4 - "Queen Ambi, Ruler of Labrynna"
Chapter 5 - "Raven the Knight"
Chapter 6 - "Overthrow Veran!"
Chapter 7 - "The Pirate Captain"
Chapter 8 - "Ghouligan"
Chapter 9 - "Hanata Seeds"
Chapter 10 - "Veran's True Form"
Chapter 11 - "The Dark Lord's Resurrection"
Information:
Copyright: 2001 Nintendo
-- Artist: Akira Himekawa
-- ISBN4-09-149605-9

Description:
This is the official manga for Oracle of Ages. It is written and illustrated by the same artist who made many of the other Zelda Mangas. It was released as a two part Manga alongside the Oracle of Seasons Manga. It is in black and white with some pretty nicely illustrated drawings. The story more or less follows the same story as the game other than a few slight differences which are listed below.

Credits
This manga was scanned and edited by Melora of History of Hyule. It was originally downloaded from and Zelda Legends. It was translated by Annie of Zelda no Densetsu Manga.

More Information
There is another translated version of this Manga in circulation. The translation was done by Goddess Rinoa and can be found over at Zelda-Infinite.
Differences Between the Game and the Manga
--The Manga begins with Link in a village.
--Nayru has the Harp of Time instead of leaving it in her house.
--Link is with Impa in the city instead of being dropped in the middle of a forest.
--None of the dungeons in the game are entered.
--Link doesn't gather any essences.
--Link receives help from friends when battling enemies, such as Maple and Ricky.
--The bosses appear as random enemies sent by Gorgon.
--Link encounters his ancestor Raven.
--Link is shown with grandparents when he doesn't in the game.

Four Swords Plus Manga
Volume 1
Four Swords Plus Manga Volume 1
Chapter 1 - "The Four Links"
Chapter 2 - "Hyrule Castle Falls"
Chapter 3 - "Elne and Rosy"
Chapter 4 - "The Separated Links"
Chapter 5 - "The Pyramid Struggle"
Chapter 6 - "The Temple of Darkness"
Volume 2
Four Swords Plus Manga Volume 2
Chapter 7 - "Climb Death Mountain"
Chapter 8 - "Sad Shadow Link"
Chapter 9 - "Next Stop, the Wind Palace"
Chapter 10 - "Duel with Father"
Chapter 11 - "The Invincible Vaati"
Chapter 12 - "The Four Sword Lives forever"
Information:
Copyright: 2004 Nintendo
-- Artist: Akira Himekawa
-- Vol.1: ISBN4-09-149606-7
-- Vol.2: ISBN4-09-149607-5

Description:
This is the official manga for Four Swords Adventures. It is written and illustrated by the same artist who made many of the other Zelda Mangas. It is in black and white with some pretty nicely illustrated drawings. It is divided into two volumes and more or less follows the storyline. There are however, some notable differences from the game and they are show below. The Omake is an added bonus that was included in the second volume.

Credits
This manga was scanned and edited by Beno of Zelda Legends. It was translated by Mariam Dirbashi.

More Information
There is another translated version of this Manga in circulation. The translation was done by Andrea Scherer and can be found over at Zelda Legends.
Differences Between the Game and the Manga
--Link's father is shown in the Manga.
--Vaati disguises himself as Zelda.
--Shadow Link helps the other four Links defeat Ganon.
--Green is shown battling the Big Dark Stalfos Bosses.
--The Dark Cloud section comes after the Palace of the Winds.
--Ganon is battled on top of the Tower of Winds rather than in the basement.
--The four Links were separated twice in the Manga when in the game they were never separated.

The Minish Cap Manga
The Minish Cap Manga Chapter 1 - "Link and Vaati"
Chapter 2 - "Shrunken Link"
Chapter 3 - "Link and the Mountain Picori"
Chapter 4 - "Ezlo and Vaati"
Chapter 5 - "The Wind People and the King"
Chapter 6 - "True Strength"
Information:
Copyright: 2006 Nintendo
-- Artist: Akira Himekawa
-- ISBN4-09-140116-3

Description:
This is the official manga for The Minish Cap. It is written and illustrated by the same artist who made many of the other Zelda Mangas. It is in black and white with some pretty nicely illustrated drawings. The story more or less follows the same story as the game other than a few slight differences which are listed below.

Credits
This Manga was Scanned and Translated by Goddess Rinoa of Zelda-Infinite.

Differences Between the Game and the Manga
--Link doesn't enter the Fortress of Winds, Temple of Droplets, or Palace of Winds.
--Link doesn't fight the Big Green Chuchu.
--Link has help in the Deepwood Shrine and Cave of Flames.
--Picori are found in the Temple of Droplets at a Dragonfly concert.
--The history of Melari is revealed.
--Link never uses his sword's ability to create 2, 3, or 4 Links as he does in the game.
--Vaati is only shown in two forms, his "True Demon" form and a corrupted version of it that resembles his Four Swords' version.
--When Vaati is defeated he returns to his Minish form and breaks the curse on Ezlo.
--Vaati and Ezlo reconcile and return to the Minish world.

Link's Logbook (The Wind Waker) Manga
The Wind Waker Manga Chapter 1 - "Starting out from Outset Island"
Chapter 2 - "Get into the Forsaken Fortress!"
Chapter 3 - "Meeting on Windfall Island"
Chapter 4 - "If you climb Dragon Roost Island..."
Chapter 5 - "Forest Haven and the Forbidden Forest"
Chapter 6 - "From Fish Island to Outset Island"
Chapter 7 - "Hurry to the Tower of the Gods!"
Chapter 8 - "Hyrule... and Ganondorf"
Information:
Copyright: ------
-- Artist: Unknown

Description:
This is a manga from The Wind Waker. It is unknown at the moment whether or not the Manga was just a fan created project or of it had gotten the thumbs up from Nintendo. As it appears, based on the last few pages, it seems it was just a fan created project by person named 'Oyster'. The Manga does follow the basic story of the game and takes Link through familiar locations. The manga does read from right to left, like most all of the translated Manga.

Credits
This Manga was Edited by [Red] and Orion of AnimeCouncil. It was translated by Kryss, also from AnimeCouncil