Don't get your hopes up, that is not Link and Zelda.

Many, many moons ago our friends at Kasuto scanned and posted the 1989 manga The Legend of Zelda written and illustrated by Yuu Mishouzaki.

Since then many Zelda fans have been clambering for an English translation. There has never been an official English translation released, and, strangely, until now there has never been a fan translation.

Thank goodness for GlitterBerri! She has been working on an English translation for quite some time now and has finally finished!

If you are expecting a faithful-to-the-game adaption like we have gotten for the recent games, leave those expectations at the door. Since the writer had very little to work with within the original The Legend of Zelda’s plot, he has invented a nearly all-new story, but it is certainly well worth the read!

Head over to GlitterBerri’s site BerriBlue and enjoy with a nice glass of Red Potion!

Source: BerriBlue
  • linkdude101

    First. Cool.

  • Hydra

    Wow, it is quite different from ones based on later games. ^_^ I've always found Japanese manga hard to understand, especially since they always layer all of the panels next to each other and I get confused by the order. At least this one doesn't run bottom to top.

    It's amazing how much depth someone put in based on one little game on the NES. I like Link in overalls. 😀

  • Thareous33

    Wow, this is an incredible work. I'm not usually into mangas, but if they kept this as a running series I would definitely view every article. Definitely a good read with a set of diverse and enjoyable characters, set in a land envisioned by a devotee attracted to the surreal and recondite ways of the Japanese art.

  • Gigyas

    lol, there go all the zelink fangirls' fantasies… or not >w>

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  • Athelstan

    There was a fan translation for this manga. I remember I read it about a year ago, and it definitely wasn't in japanese…

  • GlitterBerri

    Athelstan: It may have been this one, I started it way back in 2008 and didn't finish till now. =)

    Thareous33: There's actually a sequel to this following the story of Adventure of Link. I might start that one after a bit of a break. After that, the manga artist disappears, never to be heard from again!

    • Thareous33

      Well if you do be sure to contact ZU about. I will definitely want to view it. LoZ was a very interesting game to make a manga over, but AoL will be a bit more interesting to me. :-] And it's too bad that the artist hasn't done anything beyond these two. It would be nice if they were expanded.

  • Valdek


  • An excellent manga. I love finding the smaller, miscellaneous mangas from a while back. Though non-canon, they add a lot of depth to the story, and it's fun meeting the new characters.

    Let's hope the rest of it finds its way into color soon!

  • Chainoftermina

    Kasuto! I know him! His fan fiction ROCKS!……but this article has virtually nothing to do with him so I'll get to the topic, hehe.

    well, duh the story's gonna be different than the game. The original "Legend of Zelda" game had a plot very similar to any mainstream Mario game-that being none at all. just as long as it has the Triforce, sword action, and Link and Zelda hooking up, I'll be happy.

    • Uncreative

      Amen, brother.

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  • Liyah

    Bitch you got my hopes up TT -TT

  • YMCA

    That just sad