Manga Monday: Zelda Ocarina of Time

Published on June 1st, 2009

Yes, if you are a gamer than chances are you know that E3 is taking place in L.A. right now. Due to this I have decided to make the theme of this Manga Monday about gaming.


Now as you are probably aware (you do read my posts, right?) I went to London MCM Expo last weekend and I actually did buy some manga. Yes, I know its hard to believe but I didn’t actually spend all of my money on cocktails in China Town. The manga I bought caught my eye instantly because it is actually the manga version of my favourite video game! Now I know that is geeky and yes, buying manga based off a story you already know seems kinda pointless, yet when you are a real fan you will pretty much buy anything. We have proven this.

So this week’s Manga Monday is the childhood dominating manga version of Zelda Ocarina of Time.

Zelda Ocarina of Time (incase video games ain’t your thing) is a game originally released for the Nintendo 64 many moons ago. It follows the story of Link, a young elf boy, on his quest to save the Princess Hyrule while busting out some catchy and sweet ass tunes on his ocarina. Sound a bit cliche? Well Zelda Ocarina of Time is commonly voted as the number one game of all time. Yeah, it’s a pretty big deal.

This Manga is only 2 books long so it is hardly going to break the bank- something a bit different and a bit cheap is always a winner on the collectible side of things. The art work absolutely rocks. It is VERY typical of the anime style and while the game is old and blocky, it is nice to see such favorite characters drawn out in front of you in a very detailed manner. Basically whipping this book out in front of fellow gamer geeks is an instant 10+ to your geek-ality.

Ocarina of Time not your thing? Firstly, shame on you, and secondly, fear not! You can also pick up the manga versions of Majoras Mask, Orical of Season and AgesFour Swords, A Link to the Past, Minish Cap, and Phantom Hour Glass!

Hollie ‘I konw I spell pheonix wrong’ Bennett