The Legend of Zelda manga has been available in Japan for twenty years, since the release of The Ocarina of Time series in 1998. Viz Media was responsible for finally localizing it for western audiences beginning in ’08… and now they’ve one-upped themselves.
Viz recently released Akira Himekawa’s epic Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition manga in a five-volume box set!
For those new to this series, Akira Himekawa is the female artist/writer duo in charge of Zelda on paper since taking on the series in 1998. Prior to that, famous artist Shotaro Ishinomori had created a Link to the Past manga waaay back in 1992, but that’s not related to this reboot.
The Akira Himekawa manga includes many chapters, which have been bundled into 9 volumes over the years.
Some chapters and volumes were translated into English, but not all of them. Each English volume contains 1-2 of the original Japanese volumes, so they’re kinda mix-and-matched together, out of order. While we wait for the others to be released, we can get several volumes in one nice packaged deal – The Legend of Zelda Legendary Edition Collection – available through Amazon.
Of course, you can pick the Legendary Editions up individually if you prefer (or if Amazon is out of stock).
Here are the five English volumes (with the Japanese volumes they contain):
- The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Ed., Vol. 1: Ocarina of Time Parts 1 & 2
- The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Ed., Vol. 2: Oracle of Seasons & Oracle of Ages
- The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Ed., Vol. 3: Majora’s Mask / A Link to the Past
- The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Ed., Vol. 4: Four Swords
- The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Ed., Vol 5: The Minish cap / Phantom Hourglass