One of the most exciting announcements of the most recent Nintendo Direct was the information that the long-awaited sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild would come out in the next 12 months and will be titled The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. For those who can’t be satisfied with the fantasy series, There is no better method for fans of manga to get ready for the new game than by getting the manga version of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
The Legend of Zelda has an intriguing historical connection to the world of manga. A lot of video games have at least the manga version. But, the most loved Legend of Zelda manga is illustrated and written by Akira Himekawa and Akira Hideyoshi. Beginning with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in 1999 The pair has since created manga versions of Majora’s Mask, Oracle of Seasons, Oracle of Ages, Four Swords, The Minish Cap, A Link to the Past, Phantom Hourglass along with Skyward Sword. Twilight Princess is the pair’s current challenge. The contest began in the year 2016 and in the next few days, the tenth volume will be released in English which makes this the perfect time to get into.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess follows Link an older man who lives in the tranquil Ordon village, having arrived there only a few years ago. While the Ordon village is awash with love for Link and his dependable personality, he’s hiding a dark hidden. As strange monsters and dark waves begin to engulf the town, Link is compelled to do his best to defend his family and friends as well as his peaceful life. But, when Link is dragged towards the Twilight Realm and turns right into a wolf, he soon realizes that he’s involved in a dangerous fight. Link finds himself compelled to collaborate with imp-like Midna when he is a wolf. Naturally, Midna is hiding her secrets and secrets and this makes for a difficult partnership.
One of the most successful things about Akira Hemekawa’s Legend of Zelda manga variations is the way they develop the character as well as the world in a manner that is more in line with the game’s video and mythology. The passion for the game is evident in Twilight Princess. The model of Link is a charming character and his struggles, as well as his past and present issues as well as his self-image, are extremely accessible and well-handled. Additionally, the additional lore included in the Twilight Realm and Hyrule suits the world of video games while making them feel more alive.
One of the most interesting aspects of Twilight Princess is its mature parts. Twilight Princess was the principal Zeldarecreation which was rated for teens by ERSB due to its dark content. In a similar vein, Akira Himekawa has made the manga more adult and did quite a good job. The monsters are terrifying, and in the Twilight Realm feels oppressive, and every fight scene feels massive violent, brutal, and dangerous. A few of the scenes feature weapons that penetrate the flesh or damage the limbs.
It’s a little surprising for those who are accustomed to Legend of Zelda as an animated series for children. But, in no way are they too extravagant. The Manga never looks like it’s trying to be provocative or shocking simply for the sake of being. The intense scenes are handled in a rigorous manner which means that they help to draw the viewer in and show how dangerous Link’s story is.
The artwork is also beautiful. Akira Himekawa has at all times managed to strike a balance between the images seen in the game and a heftier, more conventional fantasy style, and then create stunningly memorable panels. Twilight Realm Twilight Realm is stunningly realized with a unique and bizarre feel while still feeling alive. Additionally, the images of Ordon village in the first chapters are gorgeous, depicting the tranquility of this tiny town. In all the different chapters, everything is easy to keep up with, and even the most chaotic battle scenes are characterized by a pleasing motion that makes them memorable without ever becoming excessively complex.
This manga version of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is an amazing accomplishment. It is a feat of taking Twilight Princess’already engaging story and adding depth isn’t an easy task. However, true to form Akira Himekawa manages to do it perfectly, and both time Zeldafollowers and those who are new to the series will surely be swept into the journey of Link. Also, with Volume 10 coming out very fast it’s the perfect time to dive into the entire collection.