The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (Manga)
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|The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (Manga)|
|Publisher(s)|| Viz Media|
|Release date|| April 7, 2009|
|ISBN|| ISBN-10: 1-4215-2330-2|
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons manga is a manga by Akira Himekawa loosely based on the story of Oracle of Seasons. It was released in Japan in December 2001 and made available in English through Viz Media on April 7, 2009.
Oracle of Seasons
- Chapter 1: Din the Dancer
Link, a young boy growing up on the Hylian countryside, lives with his grandmother and grandfather, part of a long family history of heroes. When a young chick, Piyoko, hatches, Link finds a friend in the young bird. His grandfather disagrees with his lifestyle and forces Link to train to become a knight against his will. Torn between destiny and happiness, Link decides to journey to the castle with Piyoko to take the knight's trial. As he makes his way through Castle Town, he finds a glowing emblem of the Triforce and an golden mark of the Triforce on Link's hand begins to glow. Within a few seconds, Link awakens within the far land of Holodrum with Piyoko, a sword, and a shield. He wanders into a town and catches sight of a group of traveling performers.
- Chapter 2: The Mysterious Land: Holodrum
As Link travels closer to the group of traveling performers, he notices Din. She calls him from the audience to dance with her. Embarrassed, Link runs far away, and accidentally runs into Onox. Onox gives his servants the order to kill Link. The villain sucks the life out of the area and Link. The young hero falls to the ground, unconscious. As Din begins to chase after him, she notices Link in the midst of a completely bare and dead forest. Din calls upon the power of the Season Spirits to bring Link back to life. He awakens with the group of performers, Din, and Impa.
- Chapter 3: To the Temple of Seasons
Link begins to preform with the troupe. Din tells Link that he shouldn't stay if he doesn't want to, and, later that night, Link's grandfather appears in a dream. He blames Link for his weaknesses and tells him to come back. It is revealed that Onox is back, searching for Din, and is planning to ambush them as they approach the Temple of Seasons. Din and Link, as well as the rest if the troupe are traveling to Natzu Prairie and the Temple of Seasons. A young boy from the troupe asks Link to train him as a knight, but Link refuses. Angered, the boy accuses Link of being selfish. As he runs from the boy, he sees Din and Impa having a serious conversation. As Din sees him approach, she leads Link into the temple tower.
- Chapter 4: General of Darkness: Onox
Din transforms into her true form, the Oracle of Seasons. Impa also reveals her position as Princess Zelda's nursemaid. Confused, Link asks Din why she hid the truth. She tells him that it is to protect herself. Before he can ask why, lightning strikes the temple and they rush out. Onox appears and Link challenges him, but the hero is beaten badly. Onox reveals his plan to capture the Oracle of Seasons. Link runs up and slashes at him, but Onox reflects it and disappears along with Din.
- Chapter 5: Sacred Pyramid: The Triforce
Link regains consciousness in a deep forest, next to Piyoko. Link rushes over to the chick, and, to his surprise, she speaks to him, telling him to cheer up. Piyoko informs him that the power inside him is awakening. The Triforce crest on his hand begins to glow, and he is transported near the Great Maku Tree. It awakens and tells Link that he must rush to rescue Din. Before he can leave, the tree gives Link a bag with Mystical Seeds inside. Later, as Link passes a house, a kangaroo crashes through the wall. It regains consciousness and introduces itself as Ricky, the boxing kangaroo.
- Chapter 6: A New Friend: Ricky
Ricky tells Link how he lost his gloves to Blaino in a boxing match. The young hero rushes to Blaino and challenges him. Blaino smirks and dares Link to bet his sword on the outcome of the match. The hero taunts Blaino about his round body, which causes the creature to retaliate fiercely. Just as Link is about to give in, the Triforce begins to glow. Quickly and fiercely, Link uses the Special Triangle Punch, wounding Blaino, who then wobbles about, senseless. He then wakes up from Onox's influence and tells the hero his story. Ricky starts to giggle and asks Link if they can travel together. He agrees and they set off. However, before long, their journey is interrupted by Manhandla, who snatches Piyoko and swallows her. Ricky punches the creature, causing Manhandla to regurgitate the chick. Link then throws an Ember Seed at the monster, which causes it to burst into flame and die. A portal appears and the hero and his companions are sucked into another dimension.
- Chapter 7: The Great Witch: Maple
- Chapter 8: The Castle in Darkness
- Chapter 9: The Rod of Seasons
- Chapter 10: Then on to Legend
Characters Exclusive to the Manga
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Amazon.com: The Legend of Zelda, Vol. 4: Oracle of Seasons (9781421523309): Akira Himekawa: Books, Amazon
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Amazon.co.jp： ゼルダの伝説ふしぎの木の実大地の章 (てんとう虫コミックススペシャル): 姫川 明: 本, Amazon
- ↑ "You big liar! You're just selfish!" (The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (VizKids), pg. 73)
- ↑ "It contains Mystical Seeds. They will help you on your quest." (The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (VizKids), pg. 106)