Zelda: Twilight Princess Manga Creators Tease Overseas Release
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official Facebook account of manga creator duo Akira Himekawa posted previews of their currently running manga The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on April 29 (see gallery below). The duo also posted in English that the compiled book of the manga is slated for June 24. After the book's release, the post notes that "other countries publishing companies will have contracts with a Japanese publishing company to publish it by other languages. Probably we think that the Twilight Princess will publish by countries and the languages that published the Zelda series."
Akira Himekawa launched the manga in Shogakukan's MangaONE app on February 8, where the manga debuts a new chapter every other week.
The new work is the pair's return to drawing The Legend of Zelda manga after an eight-year hiatus.
Himekawa serialized The Legend of Zelda manga series from 1998 to 2008. The duo drew a prologue to The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword game in 2011.
Viz Media published 10 volumes of Himekawa's previous Zelda manga in North America, including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Oracle of Seasons, Oracle of Ages, Four Swords, The Minish Cap, A Link to the Past, and Phantom Hourglass.
Himekawa also drew manga adaptations of Legend of Crystania, Nazca, Astro Boy - Tetsuwan Atom, and Brave Story. Their Gliding REKI manga series was a finalist in the 2007 Japan Media Arts Festival. More recently, they worked on the manga adaptation of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
[Via Comic Book Resources]