The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (Manga)

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The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (Manga)
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The English edition cover

Games

Cost

¥510 (Japan)
$7.99 (U.S.)

Release Date

Japan Flag December 25, 2001
USA Flag June 2, 2009

Credits

Publisher

Japan Flag Shogakukan, Inc.
USA Flag Viz Media LLC

Author

Himekawa Akira

Artist

Himekawa Akira

Attributes

Length

200 pages

Size

18 x 13 x 1.6 cm

ISBN

Japan Flag ISBN 4091496059
Japan Flag ISBN 4091496040
USA Flag ISBN 1421523310
USA Flag ISBN 9781421523316

Media

Gallery

This is the official manga for Oracle of Ages. It is written and illustrated by Akira Himekawa, the same artist who made many of the other Zelda mangas. It was released as a two-part manga alongside 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.

This manga was released in Japan on December 25, 2001. An English adaptation of this manga was released by Viz Media on June 2, 2009 as Volume 5 of their Zelda comic series.

Alternative titles

  • The Legend of Zelda: The Mysterious Nut; Space-Time Chapter
  • Zelda no Densetsu: Fushigi no Kinomi Jikuu no Shou (Japanese)
  • ゼルダの伝説 ふしぎの木の実 時空の章 (Japanese)

Synopsis

After defeating the evil General Onox in Holodrum, Link returns to Hyrule. One day, Impa, Princess Zelda's attendant, asks Link to accompany her into the forest to find Nayru, the Oracle of Ages. But Veran, the evil Sorceress of Shadows, has possessed Impa in order to deceive Link. Veran then possesses Nayru and travels back to the past to kill one of Link's ancestors so that Link will never be born! Link once again battles across time to save Hyrule--and himself!

Chapters

  1. "Oracle of Ages: Nayru"
  2. "Sorceress of Shadows: Veran"
  3. "An Old Friend: Ralph"
  4. "Queen Ambi of Labrynna"
  5. "The Knight: Sir Raven"
  6. "Overthrowing Veran"
  7. "The Pirate Captain"
  8. "Ramrock"
  9. "Mystery Seeds"
  10. "Veran's True Form"
  11. "The Return of the King of Evil"

Original characters

Differences Between the Game and the Manga

  • The manga begins with Link in a village.
  • Link is shown with grandparents when he doesn't in the game.
  • Nayru has the Harp of Ages 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.
  • There are new character exclusives to the Manga such as Lord Raven, Resuta, and Roperi.
  • The bosses appear as random enemies sent by Gorgon.
  • Link encounters his ancestor Lord Raven.

Gallery

References

  1. https://www.himekawaartpro.com/the-legend-of-zelda
  2. https://www.viz.com/read/manga/legend-of-zelda-volume-5/product/1894