VIZ Media Acquires Publishing Rights To Super Mario Comic and Legend of Zelda Manga

From out of the Twilight Realm, two reads shine off of the horizon.

[dropcap size=small]V[/dropcap]IZ Media has announced that they have the rights to the classic Super Mario Adventures comic and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess manga. 

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Source: VIZ Media

Super Mario Adventures, based off of Super Mario World, has actually been long out of print since 1993. Written by Kentaro Takekuma and the art by Charlie Nozawa, Super Mario Adventures was series that originally ran in Nintendo Power from 1992 to 1993. The series will be available once again for the first time in more than 20 years once October rolls around this year. Provided by VIZ Media, below is the synopsis of Super Mario Adventures:

“The peril-plagued Princess Toadstool is kidnapped by the diabolical deadbeat Bowser but super plumbers Mario and Luigi hatch a plan with their new friend Yoshi™ to rescue her. Are the Super Mario Bros’ plans a pipe dream? Can they stop the Koopa King before he forces the Princess to be his bride?!”

Source: VIZ Media
Source: VIZ Media

After a seven-year hiatus, Akira Himekawa announced she was returning to The Legend of Zelda manga series. Released on February 8, 2016, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, based-off the game of the same name, hit shelves in Japan. Luckily enough, VIZ Media is bringing the English debut to fans sometime in March 2017. Provided by VIZ Media, below is the synopsis of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess:

“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.”

VIZ Media has also published the bestselling The Legend of Zelda manga series and The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past. The following are all the available manga available in English for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, Oracle of Seasons, Oracle of Ages, Four Swords, The Minish Cap, Triforce of the Gods, Phantom Hourglass, and Skyward Sword.

Super Mario Adventures comes to stores this October. 

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess arrives March 2017. 

John
I was born, I pooped myself a bunch, I cried, took my first step, and then at the young age of eight my dad showed me a little film by the name of Pulp Fiction. My mind was blown. From that moment I learned to appreciate film on another level. To put it simply, I love movies.

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