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NEWS: Viz Media Licenses Shotaro Ishinomori's Link to the Past Manga


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AiddonValentine



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:03 pm Reply with quote
I actually still have the original Nintendo Power volume. A surprisingly good interpretation of the game using unique characters and not trying to include everything. It's also funny how one of the characters looks like Cyborg 002
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the-antihero



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:05 pm Reply with quote
Wow, Viz hasn't licensed a new anime in a long time except Sailor Moon.
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trunkschan90



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:10 pm Reply with quote
I wish somebody would license the rest of Cyborg 009 manga including the God's War Conclustion.
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Shenl742



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:48 pm Reply with quote
Whoah! Major nostalgia trip! I remember this being pretty darn good. Nice to see it getting back into print.
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Somewhere



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:01 pm Reply with quote
I remember reading this as it ran in Nintendo Power back in the early 90's.
Years later, I became a Kamen Rider fan. And then I find out very recently that Ishinomori made the LttP manga; approximately two decades after having read it. It's a weird, but warm, feeling when two separate interests years apart collide like that. (or at least, realizing the connection years later)
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veemonjosh



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:35 pm Reply with quote
the-antihero wrote:
Wow, Viz hasn't licensed a new anime in a long time except Sailor Moon.


It's a manga.
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Ryusui



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:05 pm Reply with quote
Watch as Viz uses an entirely new translation penned by someone who has never played a Zelda game in their lives. Estimated number of errors in the first volume alone: 12. Per page.
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AiddonValentine



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:51 pm Reply with quote
Ryusui wrote:
Watch as Viz uses an entirely new translation penned by someone who has never played a Zelda game in their lives. Estimated number of errors in the first volume alone: 12. Per page.


Actually the English version was the original; anything Japanese would be a translation
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Emma Iveli



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:14 pm Reply with quote
My best friend is both a huge Zelda and Shotaro Ishinomori fan... I can't wait to see her reaction to the news.

Also she's such a huge fan that when we went to Japan, we went to Shotaro Ishinomori Musiuim in Ishinomaki!
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norbjunior



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:31 pm Reply with quote
The original compiled volume was my BIBLE as a kid!! I have a nephew who just turned five and wants to get into Zelda, this will be a great gift, I'm so glad a new generation can drool over the imagery and excitement!
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the-antihero



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:51 pm Reply with quote
veemonjosh wrote:
the-antihero wrote:
Wow, Viz hasn't licensed a new anime in a long time except Sailor Moon.


It's a manga.


I know, that's my point, they keep licensing only manga series.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:08 pm Reply with quote
the-antihero wrote:

I know, that's my point, they keep licensing only manga series.


Viz is mainly a manga company, with anime as a side-job.


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EnigmaticSky



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:13 pm Reply with quote
Viz, I'm still waiting for the rest of Monster. Do it.

This looks good, and I hope that the rest of the Nintendo Power comics can get a release. I recall hearing that apparently one of the Mario comics in it was actually quite good.
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IanC



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:02 pm Reply with quote
Perfect Square? How many imprints does Viz have anyway?
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Mr Adventure



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:05 pm Reply with quote
Whooooooooa. That's radical. Nintendo Power was such a corner stone of my young life. These comics were some of the best.


Hopefully the Mario Adventures, Star Fox, and Super Metroid comics aren't far behind!
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