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Numerous manga based on The Legend of Zelda series have been published. Manga are comics created in Japan and typically, but not always, span multiple chapters or issues. There have been many different manga based on The Legend of Zelda created by multiple authors, mostly following the plot lines of various games, albeit often with condensed plots, the introduction of new characters, and occasionally the addition of original side-stories. The manga adaptations are generally considered to be non-canon to the games.

The vast majority of The Legend of Zelda manga were only published in Japan and do not see release in English or other languages. Most The Legend of Zelda manga released in English have been the adaptations by Akira Himekawa, along with the A Link to the Past comic by Shotaro Ishinomori.[note 1]

Manhua are the Chinese equivalent of Manga. Only one The Legend of Zelda manhua has been produced, Ocarina of Time 3D (Ming).

4-koma are a type of manga that divide their story into four-panel sections, similar to comic strip. They typically prioritize gag comedy over standard story development.

List of Manga

The Legend of Zelda

Manga Volumes Chapters Artist Writer Publisher Release Date
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The Legend of Zelda (Ran)
1 Maru Ran Japan Japan:
• Wanpaku Comics
Volume 1 Japan Japan:
• September 1989
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The Legend of Zelda (Mishouzaki)
1 Yuu Mishouzaki Japan Japan:
• Takarajimasha
Volume 1 Japan Japan:
• September 1989
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The Legend of Zelda (Susumu)
Kobayashi Susumu Japan Japan:
• One Pack Comics
Volume 1

The Adventure of Link

Manga Volumes Chapters Artist Writer Publisher Release Date
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The Adventure of Link (Ran)
3 Maru Ran Japan Japan:
• One Pack Comics
Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3 Japan Japan:
• February 1988
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The Adventure of Link (Mishouzaki)
1 Yuu Mishouzaki Volume 1 Japan Japan:
• September 15, 1991
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The Adventure of Link (Shigoto)
3 Daisuke Shigoto and Yuu Minazuki Japan Japan:
• One Pack Comics
Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3

A Link to the Past

Manga Volumes Chapters Artist Writer Publisher Release Date
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A Link to the Past (Taguchi)
1 Junko Taguchi Japan Japan:
• Hippon Super!
Volume 1 Japan Japan:
• November 20, 1993
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A Link to the Past (Cagiva)
3 Ataru Cagiva Japan Japan:
Enix Corporation
Volume 1 Japan Japan:
• June 27, 1995[1]
Volume 2 Japan Japan:
• December 27, 1995[1]
Volume 3 Japan Japan:
• May 27, 1996[1]
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A Link to the Past (Ishinomori)
1 12 Shotaro Ishinomori United States of America United States of America:
• VIZ Media
Federative Republic of Brazil Brazil:
• Panini
Federal Republic of Germany Germany:
• Tokyopop
French Republic France:
• Editions Soleil
Italian Republic Italy:
• J-POP
Kingdom of Spain Spain:
• Normal Editorial
Nintendo Power United States of America United States of America:
• January 1992
2015 Edition United States of America United States of America:
• May 5, 2015[2]
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A Link to the Past (Himekawa)
1 5 Akira Himekawa United States of America United States of America:
• VIZ Media
Japan Japan:
• Shogakukan, Inc.
Federative Republic of Brazil Brazil:
• Panini
French Republic France:
• Editions Soleil
Italian Republic Italy:
• J-Pop
Kingdom of Spain Spain:
• Norma Editorial
United Mexican States Mexico:
• Panini Manga
Volume 1 United States of America United States of America:
• February 2, 2010[3]
Legendary Edition United States of America United States of America:
• March 14, 2017
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The Legend of Zelda 4-koma Manga Kingdom
3[note 2] Japan Japan:
Futubasha
Volume 1 Japan Japan:
• May 28, 1992
Volume 2 Japan Japan:
• April 28, 1994
Volume 3 Japan Japan:
• September 12, 2003
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The Legend of Zelda 4-koma Manga Theater
8[note 3] Various (Anthology) Japan Japan:
Enix Corporation
Volume 1 Japan Japan:
• June 25, 1992
Volume 2 Japan Japan:
• February 28, 1993
Volume 3
Volume 4 Japan Japan:
• November 22, 1993
Volume 5 Japan Japan:
• August 22, 1994
Volume 6 Japan Japan:
• October 26 1994
Volume 7 Japan Japan:
• April 24, 1995
Volume 8 Japan Japan:
• October 29, 1995

Link's Awakening

Manga Volumes Chapters Artist Writer Publisher Release Date
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Link's Awakening (Fujiaka)
1 Masato Fujiaka Japan Japan:
• Shogakukan, Inc.
Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic Special Japan Japan:
• June 1993
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4-koma Land: The Legend of Zelda
1 Japan Japan:
Keibunsha
Volume 1 Japan Japan:
• 1993
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Link's Awakening (Cagiva)
2 Ataru Cagiva Japan Japan:
Enix Corporation
Volume 1 Japan Japan:
• May 1994
Volume 2 Japan Japan:
• September 1994

Ocarina of Time

Manga Volumes Chapters Artist Writer Publisher Release Date
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Ocarina of Time (Himekawa)
2 18 Akira Himekawa United States of America United States of America:
• VIZ Media
Japan Japan:
• Shogakukan
Argentine Republic Argentina:
• Ivrea
Federative Republic of Brazil Brazil:
• Panini
Federal Republic of Germany Germany:
• TOKYOPOP
French Republic France:
• Editions Soleil
Italian Republic Italy:
• J-Pop
Kingdom of Spain Spain:
• Norma Editorial
United Mexican States Mexico:
• Panini Manga
Volume 1 United States of America United States of America:
• October 7, 2008
Volume 2 United States of America United States of America:
• December 2, 2008
Legendary Edition United States of America United States of America:
• November 1, 2016
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Ocarina of Time 3D (Ming)
1 Yukawa Ming People's Republic of China China:
• Nintendo Hong Kong
Volume 1 People's Republic of China China:
• October 27, 2012

Majora's Mask

Manga Volumes Chapters Artist Writer Publisher Release Date
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Majora's Mask (Himekawa)
1 10 Akira Himekawa United States of America United States of America:
• VIZ Media
Japan Japan:
• Shogakukan, Inc.
Federative Republic of Brazil Brazil:
• Panini
French Republic France:
• Editions Soleil
Italian Republic Italy:
• J-Pop
Kingdom of Spain Spain:
• Norma Editorial
United Mexican States Mexico:
• Panini Manga
Volume 1 United States of America United States of America:
• February 3, 2009
Legendary Edition United States of America United States of America:
• March 14, 2017

Oracle of Ages

Manga Volumes Chapters Artist Writer Publisher Release Date
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Oracle of Ages (Himekawa)
1 11 Akira Himekawa United States of America United States of America:
• VIZ Media
Japan Japan:
• Shogakukan, Inc.
Federative Republic of Brazil Brazil:
• Panini
French Republic France:
• Editions Soleil
Italian Republic Italy:
• J-Pop
Kingdom of Spain Spain:
• Norma Editorial
United Mexican States Mexico:
• Panini Manga
Volume 1 United States of America United States of America:
• June 2, 2009
Legendary Edition United States of America United States of America:
• January 10, 2017

Oracle of Seasons

Manga Volumes Chapters Artist Writer Publisher Release Date
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Oracle of Seasons (Himekawa)
1 10 Akira Himekawa United States of America United States of America:
• VIZ Media
Japan Japan:
• Shogakukan, Inc.
Federative Republic of Brazil Brazil:
• Panini
French Republic France:
• Editions Soleil
Italian Republic Italy:
• J-Pop
Kingdom of Spain Spain:
• Norma Editorial
United Mexican States Mexico:
• Panini Manga
Volume 1 United States of America United States of America:
• April 7, 2009
Legendary Edition United States of America United States of America:
• January 10, 2017

The Wind Waker

Manga Volumes Chapters Artist Writer Publisher Release Date
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The Wind Waker: Link's 4-koma Nautical Logbook
1 ÖYSTER Japan Japan:
• Action Comics and Futabasha
Volume 1 Japan Japan:
• October 28, 2003[4]

Four Swords Adventures

Manga Volumes Chapters Artist Writer Publisher Release Date
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Four Swords (Himekawa)
2 12 Akira Himekawa United States of America United States of America:
• VIZ Media
Japan Japan:
• Shogakukan, Inc.
Federative Republic of Brazil Brazil:
• Panini
French Republic France:
• Editions Soleil
Italian Republic Italy:
• J-Pop
Kingdom of Spain Spain:
• Norma Editorial
United Mexican States Mexico:
• Panini Manga
Volume 1 United States of America United States of America:
• August 4, 2009
Volume 2 United States of America United States of America:
• October 6, 2009
Legendary Edition United States of America United States of America:
• July 11, 2017

The Minish Cap

Manga Volumes Chapters Artist Writer Publisher Release Date
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The Minish Cap (Himekawa)
1 7 Akira Himekawa United States of America United States of America:
• VIZ Media
Japan Japan:
• Shogakukan, Inc.
Federative Republic of Brazil Brazil:
• Panini
French Republic France:
• Editions Soleil
Italian Republic Italy:
• J-Pop
Kingdom of Spain Spain:
• Norma Editorial
United Mexican States Mexico:
• Panini Manga
Volume 1 United States of America United States of America:
• December 1, 2009
Legendary Edition United States of America United States of America:
• May 9, 2017

Twilight Princess

Manga Volumes Chapters Artist Writer Publisher Release Date
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Twilight Princess (Himekawa)
9 Ongoing Akira Himekawa United States of America United States of America:
• VIZ Media
Japan Japan:
• Shogakukan, Inc.
Federal Republic of Germany Germany:
• TOKYOPOP
French Republic France:
• Editions Soleil
Italian Republic Italy:
• J-Pop
Kingdom of Spain Spain:
• Norma Editorial
Volume 1 United States of America United States of America:
• March 14, 2017
Volume 2 United States of America United States of America:
• August 8, 2017
Volume 3 United States of America United States of America:
• March 13, 2018
Volume 4 United States of America United States of America:
• September 11, 2018
Volume 5 United States of America United States of America:
• July 9, 2019
Volume 6 Japan Japan:
• March 28, 2019
Volume 7
Volume 8
Volume 9

Phantom Hourglass

Manga Volumes Chapters Artist Writer Publisher Release Date
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Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa)
1 10 Akira Himekawa United States of America United States of America:
• VIZ Media
Japan Japan:
• Shogakukan, Inc.
Federative Republic of Brazil Brazil:
• Panini
French Republic France:
• Editions Soleil
Italian Republic Italy:
• J-Pop
Kingdom of Spain Spain:
• Norma Editorial
United Mexican States Mexico:
• Panini Manga
Volume 1 United States of America United States of America:
• September 7, 2010
Legendary Edition United States of America United States of America:
• May 9, 2017

Skyward Sword

Manga Volumes Chapters Artist Writer Publisher Release Date
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Skyward Sword (Himekawa)
1 1 Akira Himekawa United States of America United States of America:
• Dark Horse Comics
Japan Japan:
• Shogakukan, Inc.
Federal Republic of Germany Germany:
• Tokyopop
Hyrule Historia United States of America United States of America:
• January 29, 2013

Original Manga

Manga Volumes Chapters Artist Writer Publisher Release Date
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Kwōku and the Fairy Queen
1 Toshihiro Ono Japan Japan:
• Shogakukan, Inc.
Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic Special Japan Japan:
• December 1991
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Oath of Riruto
4 15 Junya Furusawa Jin Munesue Japan Japan:
• Kobunsha
Volume 1 Japan Japan:
• June 1995
Volume 2 Japan Japan:
• April 1996
Volume 3 Japan Japan:
• January 1997
Volume 4 Japan Japan:
• May 1997
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Link's Hijinks
Seitaro Komatsu United States of America United States of America:
• Play Nintendo
Japan Japan:
• Shogakukan, Inc.
Webcomic United States of America United States of America:
• August 7, 2015

Notes

  1. A Link to the Past comic by Shotaro Ishinomori was originally created for and serialized in the North American magazine Nintendo Power, and can be considered to be an original English-language manga. It was eventually released in Japan following its completion.
  2. While all volumes are based on A Link to the Past, Volume 2 also covers Link's Awakening.
  3. Volumes 4 and 5 are based on Link's Awakening; Volumes 6, 7, and 8 are based on both Link's Awakening and A Link to the Past.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Zelda Fan, Rockin Beno, Melora, Anastasia, Zelda Legends - Other Material - Comics/Manga, Zelda Legends, retrieved 2013-03-24.
  2. "This title will be released on May 5, 2015."Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (The Legend of Zelda), Amazon, retrieved May 2, 2015.
  3. The Legend of Zelda, Volume 9, Viz Media, retrieved 2013-03-24.
  4. 株式会社双葉社, Futabasha, retrieved 2013-03-24.
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