The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (Manga)

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

Games

Cost

¥510 (Japan)
$7.99 (U.S.)

Release Date

Japan Flag December 2001
USA Flag April 7, 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 978-4091496041
Japan Flag ISBN 4091496040
USA Flag ISBN 1421523302
USA Flag ISBN 978-1421523309

Media

Gallery

This is the official manga for Oracle of Seasons. 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 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.

This manga was released in Japan in December 2001. An English adaptation of this manga was released by Viz Media on April 7, 2009 as Volume 4 of their Zelda comic series.

Alternative titles

  • The Legend of Zelda: The Mysterious Nut; Earth Chapter
  • Zelda no Densetsu: Fushigi no Kinomi Daichi no Shou (Japanese)
  • ゼルダの伝説 ふしぎの木の実 大地の章 (Japanese)

Synopsis

In a small village in Hyrule, a boy named Link has the mark of the Triforce on his left hand. It is a mark of destiny that leads Link on a fantastic adventure! Transported to the land of Holodrum, Link meets Din, the Oracle of Seasons. When a plot to steal the seasons from Holodrum unfolds, Link must battle the evil General Onox to save Holodrum and his friends from a terrible fate!

Chapter

  1. "Din, the Dancing Girl"
  2. "The Strange Land of Holodrum"
  3. "To the Temple of Seasons"
  4. "Gorgon, the General of Darkness"
  5. "The Holy Triangles, the Triforce"
  6. "Ricky, a New Friend"
  7. "Maple, the Great Sorceress"
  8. "The Castle of Darkness"
  9. "The Rod of Seasons"
  10. "And Then, Into a Legend..."

Original characters

Differences Between the Game and the Manga

  • The manga begins with Link in a village.
  • Link has a small chick named Piyoko that hatched on his grandparents' farm. Piyoko acts as Link's sidekick; she gives Link frequent advice and helps him through several trials.
  • 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.

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.himekawaakira.com/kids-room/works/zelda/zelda.htm
  2. http://www.viz.com/product?id=7705