The legend of Zelda: Skyward sword
Author: Akira Himekawa
Congratulations on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the birth of The Legend of Zelda!! And congratulations also on the eagerly anticipated release of the latest in the series— skyward Sword. We’ve been given the task of creating the comic versions of Zelda games since 1999. We are thankful that people enjoy the manga as much as the games. We’ve been able to produce multiple volumes, and in 2010 we were chosen by readers for a manga award in Germany. Thank you kindly! So, it’s been twelve years since we last drew a grown-up Link in a manga, huh? We really wracked our brains even more than we usually do for the comic versions, trying to come up with something that was worthy of the twenty-fifth anniversary and connected to Skyward Sword but would be all settled in thirty-two pages. We think we’ve turned out a special short piece that concludes the “very first Zelda tale.” Ever since Nintendo first started making video games, they’ve birthed a lot of games and fans, but we feel Zelda in particular is a rare game series that has tons of fans across the world who love it passionately. We created this manga with all those many adoring Zelda fans in mind. We hope you enjoy it!
Akira Himekawa is the pseudonym, or “unit name,” of the female manga artist pair A. Honda and S. Nagano (self-portraits below). They debuted in Weekly Shonen Sunday in 1991. In 1999 they began serializing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in Shogaku gonensei (Fifth-grade student) and Shogaku rokunensei (Sixth-grade student). Ten volumes of their Legend of Zelda manga have been published by Shogakukan.