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The Legend of Zelda Gaiden: Kwōku and the Fairy Queen is a one-shot manga story based on The Legend of Zelda series. It was drawn and written by Toshihiro Ono and was published in the February 1992 issue of the Japanese magazine Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic Special.[1] As a bi-monthly publication, Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic Special's cover date is always ahead of the actual release date. As such, this issue would have been released late December 1991. It has never been reprinted.


This manga is a single chapter story, created to promote A Link to the Past, which had recently been released in Japan. The story is wholly original, written as a side story (Gaiden) to the plot of A Link to the Past. It was Toshihiro Ono's first professionally published manga.[2]


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Japan Japanese ゼルダの伝説外伝 クォークと妖精女王 (Zeruda no Densetsu Gaiden: Kwōku to Yōsei Joō) The Legend of Zelda Gaiden: Kwōku and the Fairy Queen


  1. Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic Special 1992, CoroCoro Comic Shiryō-hen, published n.d., retrieved July 27, 2019.
  2. The 41st Guest / Mr. Toshihiro Ono, Manga-Gai.net, published n.d., retrieved July 27, 2019.

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