Legend of Zelda and Splatoon Manga Headed Stateside From Viz

Legend of Zelda and Splatoon Manga Headed Stateside From Viz

Viz Media is continuing its release of official manga based on Nintendo properties.

Viz Media has announced a pair of manga releases based on Nintendo titles. The first is a continuation of the company's ongoing The Legend of Zelda series written and drawn by manga duo Akira Himekawa. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap/Phantom Hourglass Legendary Edition retells the story of those portable titles.

Technically, this Legend of Zelda manga is already available from Viz Media in a ten-volume series released in 2009. While that series jumped from game-to-game, this is another release in a collection of game-specific omnibuses, including entries for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Oracle of Ages, and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask/A Link to the Past. Like past editions, the The Minish Cap/Phantom Hourglass collection will cost $17.99.

"With new interviews, character sketches, and commentary from the creators, The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Editions are the ultimate presentations of the best-selling manga series," says Viz Media senior editor Joel Enos. "Both the Japanese and U.S. creative teams put a lot of love and care into these new deluxe editions and we can't wait for Zelda fans and new readers to dive into the adventures of Link and Zelda!"

Viz Media also announced the U.S. release of one of the Splatoon manga adaptations. The Viz release will be based on the CoroCoro Comic version, written and drawn by Sankichi Hinodeya. Splatoon will be coming in English in late 2017. There are currently two compiled volumes of the manga available in Japan.

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