The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Akira Himekawa) Manga

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Akira Himekawa) Manga
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The English edition cover

Games

Cost

¥496 (Japan)
$7.99 (U.S.)

Release Date

Japan Flag July 28, 2005
USA Flag February 2, 2010

Credits

Publisher

Japan Flag Shogakukan, Inc.
USA Flag Viz Media LLC

Author

Himekawa Akira

Artist

Himekawa Akira

Attributes

Length

192 pages

Size

18 x 12.8 x 1.8 cm

ISBN

Media

Gallery

This is the official manga for A Link to the Past. It is written and illustrated by Akira Himekawa, the same artist who made many of the other Zelda mangas. 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.

This manga was released in Japan on July 28, 2005 following the release of the Game Boy Advance port of the game. An English adaptation of this manga was released by Viz Media on February 2, 2010 as Volume 9 of their Zelda comic series.

Alternative titles

  • The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods
  • Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Triforce (Japanese)
  • ゼルだの伝説~神々のトライフォース; ゼルダの伝説 (Japanese)

Synopsis

A terrible tragedy befalls Link's family and friends when the traitorous Agahnim launches a plot to seize the Triforce and unleash a terrible evil on the world. To bring justice to Agahnim, Link needs the Master Sword and sets off on a quest to find it. Link's journey may also help him discover what happened to his parents, and while Agahnim's minions and traps are dangerous, this link to the past may be even more challenging!

Chapter

  • Chapter 1 - "A Voice"
  • Chapter 2 - "Legend"
  • Chapter 3 - "Sacrifice"
  • Chapter 4 - "A Link to the Past"

Original characters

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.
-- Link's Uncle dies
-- There is a new character exclusive to the manga, Ganti.
-- Most bosses have different appearances

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.himekawaakira.com/kids-room/works/zelda/zelda.htm
  2. http://www.viz.com/product?id=7710