On February 9, Akira Himekawa shared new images from the Twilight Princess manga through their official Facebook page. The images depict Zant and a man that resembles Link. One Facebook user suggests that the latter could be an interpretation of “the Dark Interlopers”, which were a tribe of sorcerers who were banished by the Goddesses of Hyrule, eventually becoming the Twili race. They appear in-game during an abstract dream sequence, where they take the form of Dark Link. 


As reported a few days ago, Himekawa announced that the “manga series will start from February 8 on Japanese comic application Manga One by Shougakukan.” It is to be published every two weeks, though only in Japanese. There are plans to publish an English version but there is no official announcement yet made.


Akira Himekawa is the pen name of a duo of female comic book artists. Their other work includes Gliding Reki, My Little Pony, and GOLD RING.

  • Shona

    I don’t think that second image is Link. The Dark Interloper suggestion is a good one. The only other thing I can think of is some other unique character created for the manga.

    • Peter Bigpete Engel

      when will we see english translated scans of this online, I’ve been dreaming for this manga for years.

      • Shona

        I imagine it won’t be too long before it’s officially translated and released in English because there’ll be a big demand for it. Otherwise, fans usually start translating it themselves.

  • JoshFindsDiamond

    I hope we get a print one that fits in to my collection like the other ones on Amazon. Also do you think we’ll get a French translation?

    • Shona

      I’m sure we’ll get a print one! Have the others been translated into French? If so I imagine this one will too.

      • JoshFindsDiamond

        Yeah. The French books actually have the specific game’s logo on it. Looks nicer imo

  • Ima Badlady

    Ah, Zant makes his glorious manga debut.

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  • Heroftime101

    Wow, I can’t wait to get more of this awesome style of manga. And it’s great that it’s two volumes! Now all we need is a Wind Waker one and a finished Skyward Sword one…