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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild—Creating a Champion Art Book this November

Dark Horse has announced The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild—Creating a Champion art book. Creating a Champion is the latest addition to Dark Horse and Nintendo’s bestselling publishing line and is preceded by The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule HistoriaThe Legend of Zelda: Art & ArtifactsThe Legend of Zelda EncyclopediaThe Art of Splatoon, and The Art of Fire Emblem: Awakening.

This oversized hardcover is the ultimate companion to the award-winning video game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and includes material from both of its DLC packs. This book features nearly 50 pages of sketches and official illustrations from Takumi Wada, 296 pages of design artwork and commentary about the making of the game from the creators, a 55-page historical section that divulges the history of Hyrule as it is known in-game, and interviews with key members of the development team— Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Satoru Takizawa, Takumi Wada, and Eiji Aonuma. Witness the making of a champion! The breathtaking cover is by Takumi Wada.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild—Creating a Champion goes on sale November 20, 2018. This 424-page tome retails for $39.99.

The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia Goes Golden

Earlier this fall, Dark Horse announced The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia. The deluxe edition of The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia has been revealed! The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia follows the New York Times bestseller The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia and The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts. These three books complete the Goddess Collection, which provides a comprehensive look at the series’ first 30 years up to the release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, comprising the lore and the artwork, and now, an encyclopedic reference guide.

The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition honors the game that started it all by recreating the original gold cartridge as faithfully as possible. The cover is a gold foil paper with gloss lamination and a spot gritty varnish. The details are embossed and debossed. It has gold gilding on the top and fore-edge, with black gilding on the bottom. This book looks and feels so much like the original cartridge you might find yourself blowing into the bottom before you open it! The book comes with a black polypropylene sleeve, lined with velvet flocking, and a scale instruction booklet.

The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia is an exhaustive 320-page guide to The Legend of Zelda™ franchise from the original The Legend of Zelda to The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. The guide describes enemies and items, potions and poes, an expansion of the lore touched upon in the 2013 smash-hit Hyrule Historia, concept art, screencaps, maps, main characters and how they relate, languages, and much, much more, including an exclusive interview with Series Producer, Eiji Aonuma! The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia, the last of The Goddess Collection trilogy, which includes Hyrule Historia and Art & Artifacts, is a treasure trove of explanations and information about every aspect of The Legend of Zelda universe!

Both editions of The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia go on sale April 24, 2018The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition retails for $79.99 and is available for preorder.

Dark Horse Produces an Exhaustive Compendium for “The Legend of Zelda” Fans

The Legend of Zelda fans rejoice! Dark Horse has revealed the latest addition in their legendary partnership with Nintendo. On April 24, 2018, Dark Horse will release The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia. The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia follows the New York Times bestseller The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia and The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts. These three books complete the Goddess Collection, which provide a comprehensive look at the series’ first 30 years up to the release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, comprising the lore and the artwork, and now, an encyclopedic reference guide.

The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia is a 320-page exhaustive guide to The Legend of Zelda franchise from the original The Legend of Zelda to The Legend of Zelda™: Twilight Princess HD. The guide describes enemies and items, potions and poes, an expansion of the lore touched upon in the 2013 smash-hit Hyrule Historia, concept art, screencaps, maps, main characters and how they relate, languages, and much, much more, including an exclusive interview with Series Producer, Eiji Aonuma! The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia, the last of The Goddess Collection trilogy, which includes Hyrule Historia and Art & Artifacts, is a treasure trove of explanations and information about every aspect of The Legend of Zelda universe!

The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia retails for $39.99

Unboxing: Loot Crate DX August 2017 “Kingdoms”

Loot Crate DX is the next level of Loot Crate. Similar to the basic Loot Crate each box follows a theme each month but instead has over $100 value in every crate.

This month’s theme was “Kingdoms” with items from Labyrinth, Dungeons & Dragons, Legend of Zelda, and Dragon Age.

We open up to show off the box with some interesting items inside.

You can order the next Loot Crate DX now!

 

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Unboxing: Loot Crate’s August 2017 Box “Kingdom”

Loot Crate‘s August 2017 release has arrived and here’s what you can find inside. The theme for this month is “Kingdom” so check out what’s inside including items from Adventure Time, Legend of Zelda, and Lord of the Rings.

There’s a decent amount of items in the box and some cool properties, but how do they stack up?! Find out!

You can get your Loot Crate here!

 

Loot Crate provided a FREE box for review
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The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords – Legendary Edition is Out July 11

VIZ Media invites manga readers and adventure fans to enjoy creator Akira Himekawa’s classic The Legend of Zelda story in a whole new way with the release of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords – Legendary Edition– on July 11th.

The Legendary Editions adapt Akira Himekawa’s 10-volume manga series based on the classic Nintendo role playing, puzzle-solving, action video game into a line of deluxe omnibus 2-in-1 editions that each feature new cover art and color illustrations. The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords – Legendary Edition– is the fifth release in the series. Four Swords is rated ‘A’ for All Ages and will carry a print MSRP of $17.99 U.S. / $24.99 CAN.

In Four Swords, Link finds himself broken into four different versions of himself – Green, Red, Blue and Violet Link – and pitted against a fifth, the malevolent Shadow Link who has kidnapped Princess Zelda. The Links must find the Four Sword, the only thing that can combine them so that they are strong enough to stop Shadow Link and save the princess – and the world!

The Legend of Zelda manga series was created by Akira Himekawa, which is the pen name of two women known simply as A. Honda and S. Nagano. The pair created The Legend of Zelda manga series which was inspired by several games and story arcs in the Zelda video game series. They have created a variety of manga adventures, which are published by VIZ Media, featuring Link and the popular video game world of The Legend of Zelda, including Ocarina of Time, Oracle of Seasons, Four Swords and more.

The Legend of Zelda Creators Head to New York Comic Con 2017

VIZ Media and ReedPOP have announced the appearance of the creative team behind The Legend of Zelda manga series, known as Akira Himekawa, at New York Comic Con this October.

Akira Himekawa is the collaboration of two women, A. Honda and S. Nagano. The pair will make their first professional appearance at New York Comic Con for a series of special events and autograph sessions.

The Legend of Zelda (rated ‘A’ for All Ages) manga series, based on the classic Nintendo® role playing, puzzle-solving, action video game, take place in the mystical land of Hyrule, where three spiritual stones hold the key to the TriforceTM. Whoever holds them will control the world. A boy named LinkTM sets out on a quest to deliver the Emerald, the spiritual stone of the forest, to ZeldaTM, Princess of the land of Hyrule. The journey will be long and perilous, and Link will need all his skill and courage to defeat evil. The battle for Hyrule and the Sacred Realm has begun!

Legendary Editions of The Legend of Zelda (rated ‘A’ for All Ages) manga presents the classic 10-volume manga series in a line of five deluxe omnibus 2-in-1 releases featuring new covers and color illustrations.

VIZ Media also publishes the latest ZELDA manga series – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (rated ‘T’ for Teen) – which picks up the adventure with a new story arc. Once upon a time, wizards tried to conquer the Sacred Realm of Hyrule. The Spirits of Light sealed the wizards’ power within the Shadow Crystal and banished them to the Twilight Realm beyond the Mirror of Twilight. Now, an evil menace is trying to find Midna, Princess of the Twilight Realm, and the fragments of the Shadow Crystal to gain the power to rule over both the Twilight Realm and the World of Light.

 

New York Comic Con will take place October 5-8, 2017.

Viz Media Expands The Legend of Zelda Manga Collection

VIZ Media expands its library of manga for The Legend of Zelda with the release of The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition – The Minish Cap/Phantom Hourglass on May 9th.

The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Editions adapt the 10-volume manga series, based on the classic Nintendo role-playing, puzzle-solving, action video game, into a new line of deluxe, omnibus 2-in-1 editions that feature new covers and color illustrations by creator Akira Himekawa. The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition – The Minish Cap/Phantom Hourglass is rated ‘A’ for All Ages and will carry a print MSRP of $17.99 U.S. / $24.99 CAN.

In the latest adventures, as a hero and a knight of the realm, it is Link’s duty to serve Princess Zelda and protect the land of Hyrule. Dangers come in all forms both on land and at sea. Join Link on quests to overcome the threat of the Minish Cap and unlock the secrets of the Phantom Hourglass.

The Legend of Zelda manga series was created by Akira Himekawa, which is the pen name of two women known simply as A. Honda and S. Nagano. The pair created The Legend of Zelda manga series which was inspired by several games and story arcs in the Zelda video game series. They have created a variety of manga adventures, which are published by VIZ Media, featuring Link and the popular video game world of The Legend of Zelda, including Ocarina of Time, Oracle of Seasons, Four Swords and more.

Additional Legend of Zelda: Legendary Editions that are currently available from VIZ Media include The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – Legendary Edition, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Oracle of Ages – Legendary Edition and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask/A Link to the Past – Legendary Edition.

Readers also are invited to enjoy VIZ Media’s The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, the latest manga series also created by Akira Himekawa.

Fashion Spotlight: Stay Wild, Let Me Out Reprint, Attack of the Space Pirates sumi-e

Ript Apparel has three new designs! Stay Wild, Let Me Out Reprint, and Attack of the Space Pirates sumi-e, by vptrinidad, PrimePremne, and Dr.Monekers are on sale today only! Get them before they’re gone!

Stay Wild

Let Me Out Reprint

Attack of the Space Pirates sumi-e

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Manga Monday Review: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Vol. 1

Once upon a time, wizards tried to conquer the Sacred Realm of Hyrule. The Spirits of Light sealed the wizards’ power within the Shadow Crystal and banished them to the Twilight Realm beyond the Mirror of Twilight. Now, an evil menace is trying to find Midna, Princess of the Twilight Realm, and the fragments of the Shadow Crystal to gain the power to rule over both the Twilight Realm and the World of Light.

Link once trained in swordsmanship, hoping to protect the world of Hyrule. After a fateful meeting, he sought out the anonymity and peace of life in a small village. But danger and adventure always find heroes to set things right, and when the dark minions of the King of Shadows threaten his new home, Link answers the call!

Akira Himekawa is really two women, A. Honda, and S. Nagano, who together have adapted this modern classic video game for the manga page. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Vol. 1 is all set up taking us into this new world of Link introducing us to the light and the dark and hinting at the adventure to come. The first volume is very much a set up with the action coming at the very end, so if you’re looking for a story to dive right into Link’s adventure, that’s not it. But, that slow start feels like a classic Link story and it’s hard to not read each page with the classic Legend of Zelda theme song playing in your head.

The art is fantastic and perfectly captures the video game’s imagery on the printed page. Characters look familiar and there’s so much detail without overwhelming the page. The manga’s art feels like it captures the video game series and is just a perfect translation. The balance between the light and dark is emphasized in the art and uses of grays and blacks on the page. We’re transported from one to the other with just a flip of the page. For as fun as the manga is the read, the art is just as fantastic.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Vol. 1 is perfectly timed to be released with Link’s latest video game adventure. It extends the fun to the printed page to relax and read when you’re not guiding the excitement yourself with a joystick. All these years later, the manga feels familiar and like home in many ways. For fans of this franchise, or those who enjoy a fantasy epic, this is a must get.

Story: Akira Himekawa Art: Akira Himekawa Translation: John Werry and Stan!
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Viz Media provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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