Only last month we showed you some unused art that Akira Himekawa shared with their fans. Little did we know, the female duo were planning on returning to the Legend of Zelda manga!
An announcement was made about the project on Himekawa’s official Twitter account. It featured a silhouette of a as-of-yet unknown incarnation of Link. This announcement was quickly followed up by the official Japanese Legend of Zelda account. Included was a message from Himekawa alongside three Links, saying, “2015, after 7 years… The Legend of Zelda manga returns! Please support it! Which version of me can you meet this time? Look forward to finding out!” The new, updated official website was also revealed.
For ten years, between 1998 and 2008, Himekawa adapted eight of the Legend of Zelda games into ten volumes. Additionally, a short Skyward Sword prequel was included in Hyrule Historia in 2011. There are no details on what game this new work will focus on, but it’s possible to narrow it down to the games yet untouched by Himekawa.
Could we be getting the original Legend of Zelda as a sort of companion to Zelda Wii U, which has drawn similarities to the NES game? Or perhaps Skyward Sword will be the spotlight, given it was the last Zelda-related manga Himekawa created. There is, of course, the ever-popular Twilight Princess to consider, as well as the less-popular, but still solid, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, The Wind Waker, and Spirit Tracks. And let’s not forget the emotional Link’s Awakening.
All of these games have a chance for this upcoming manga adaption. Which one are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments, and keep an eye out for our future updates on this exciting project!