Volume 1 of the new The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition manga may be green, but Volume 2 is all red!
It’s one thing to be able to log onto Amazon this month and purchase the Ocarina of Time issue of the Legendary Edition Zelda mangas, but now Amazon is also presenting us with the cover of Volume 2 as well, and you can check out both the front and back, right here:
But that’s not the only new information amazon.com has to offer on the manga series as Volume 5: Four Swords has also been added to the site and a release date has been given as well, so once again, just for those of you in North America, we have collected all the new information and you can find it below:
Released: 1st of November, 2016
No of Pages: 378
Price: $17.99 USD / $21.00 CDN (However Manga is Currently on Sale: $12.81 USD / $18.90 CDN)
Releases: 10th of January, 2017
No of Pages: 386
Releases: 14th of March, 2017
No of Pages: 402
Releases: 9th of May, 2017
No of Pages: 374
Price: $17.99 USD / $24.99 CDN (However Manga is Currently on Sale: $14.96 USD / $22.02 CDN)
Releases: 11th of July, 2017
No of Pages: 370
Price: $17.99 USD / $24.99 CDN (However Manga is Currently on Sale: $12.14 USD / $22.02 CDN)
Although Amazon isn’t the only one providing new information regarding the mangas, Viz Media have been as well, as a new blog post has gone out, regarding the Legendary Edition series and you can either read the whole thing here, or an extract below that pertains to the new information:
“While that fan favorite set of 10 books is pretty awesome already, the new Legendary Editions do their best to enhance them. The new series combines the stories in a different order than original release to showcase specific eras and timelines in a new way. In Vol. 1, all of The Ocarina of Time is in one place for the first time, along with the short bonus prequel, “The Skull Kid and the Mask,” also no longer broken up between two volumes of manga.
VIZ designer Shawn Carrico put some hard time in to design a new look worthy of the five new tomes. We think he did a pretty spectacular job. And the editorial team went painstakingly over every page, both old and new, to refine, enhance—and in some cases fix—continuity and clarity (hindsight is always 20/20 right?). We’re not changing canon, but this is a rare opportunity to go back and make an amazing series, well, Legendary.”
You also get color pages in each volume, showcasing the artwork in a new way, even for hard core fans, plus sketches, notes from the creator on character design and development, and in some editions (hint: The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 2: Oracle of Seasons/Oracle of Ages has one in it… no, we won’t tell you what it is yet) stories that have never been presented in English before.”
For any Zelda fan, these newly revised mangas are a must-have item and if you haven’t got yours yet, you really should as Volume 1 is now out in most locations.
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This post was written by Solid Jack