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.

Akira Himekawa new manga 2

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!

  • A Very Merry Berry

    Judging by the boots and sword, this is most likely going to be attempt #2 at a Twilight Princess manga. According to the duo behind Akira Himekawa, the first attempt failed due to Twilight Princess being given a Teen rating and the fact that the manga was going to be published to a Japanese kid’s magazine.

    • JasonBall

      You think its the Ordon Sword.

    • DimensionalRanger

      Twilight Princess has to be Teen, its darkness and realism are what makes up its charm. If you change that, you ruin the story.

      • Ryan Haynes

        Majora’s Mask 3D got an E10, and is wayy worse than TP. I kinda think ESRB rated it T based on the (at the time) realistic graphics.

        • DimensionalRanger

          Twilight Princess tended to focus on smaller details that made it more realistic. For example, you clearly see Rusl with bandaged bleeding wounds, a rare thing in other entries. You also see just how exactly incompetent are the soldiers, they are cowards and talk bigger than they can walk. Majora’s mask did have nightmarish content, but it was illustrated with less detail than it could have had. Also, the lighting of TP is much more closer to reality, as well as the color shades. The story also focused on details that give a more solid sense of realism, like the details of the attack of Hyrule Castle, and the execution of Rutela. Majora’s Mask may be way way more nightmarish than TP, but in the end, it’s the illustration of the problem at hand that makes all the difference. If MM had the details of TP, it could even reach M status.

    • Oscar Yasser Garcia Juallek

      Sounds fishy to me. Shonen Jump is technically a kids magazine, and that magazine publishes One Piece and Naruto.
      Naruto has semi-nudity and graphic deaths, while One Piece has high levels of violence, like mutilated limbs.
      Hell, Hokuto no Ken was in that magazine as well, and in that series people’s heads literally explode.

  • True Davad

    Wind Waker is a very popular Zelda Game in my experience. That said it doesn’t look like Toon Link at all. It is not the Goddess Sword Either. Maybe A Link Between Worlds? I don’t know for sure though.

  • Ima Badlady

    Crossing my fingers for either Twilight Princess or Skyward Sword.

  • Ryan Haynes

    The mystery Link is Left handed. And has the the Hair style of TP/SS Link. It’s TP Link.

  • werty200

    twilight princess, all the way!

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