YMMV / The Legend Of Zelda Manga

A Link to the Past - Multiple versions

Oath of Lilto - Junya Furusawa

Ocarina of Time - Akira Himekawa

  • Ass Pull: Link having Volvagia as a pet when he was child, even though during the segments with Link as child we never saw Volvagia at any point.
    • Although it could be seen as a "What If?" dream sequence if he had adopted the dragon isnstead of leaving the poor thing alone.
  • Base-Breaking Character: As if Sheik didn't break the base enough in the canon game, the manga interpretation of Sheik breaks it more. Because Sheik is "his" own consciousness in Zelda's body, rather than Zelda doing the job by herself, Sheik is liked and disliked for that same reason.
  • Complete Monster: The manga version of Ganondorf is far worse than any of his game counterparts. Unlike the original, he has no Freudian Excuse or redeeming factors, nor is he Made of Evil either. Ganondorf here is presented as a selfish, greedy king with no care for any of his own subjects or anyone else but himself. He still attacks Link when he's a child, he still poisons the Great Deku Tree, and worse is explicitly the one who killed Zelda's father the king. Ganondorf's behavior towards his own minions is expanded upon and made more horrifying as well. He brainwashed his entire Gerudo tribe, using Twinrova to do so. His own monsters sometimes serve him unwillingly: Gohma was a harmless spider that he mutated painfully into the monster that killed the Deku Tree. Worse, Volvagia was a benevolent, sentient dragon and Link's friend. Ganondorf turned him into a mindless beast that Link was forced to euthanize. And just like in the original N64 game, Ganondorf regrets none of this.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: A bonus story involves a race of bird people, quite similar to the Rito in Wind Waker. Better yet, it's in the "Adult" time.
    • The other bonus story depicts the Skull Kids and one who just wants friends. And a nice mask. Hmm... Foreshadowing?
  • Take That, Scrappy!: Link occasionally gets fed up with Navi and talks back.

Oracle of Ages And Oracle of Seasons - Akira Himekawa

  • Anti-Climax Boss: Ganon, despite having Ambi's Tower falling on him not hurting him, puts up less of a fight than Onox's dragon form.
  • Ho Yay: The writers apparently took the fact that Ricky was a male kangaroo with a pouch and ran with it, having him gushing over the Chosen Hero, oozing admiration at Link's sword skills, and openly voicing his disappointment at the possibility of Link having a female love interest.

Four Swords - Akira Himekawa

  • Foe Yay: Shadow and Vio, especially since Shadow states he really did consider him a friend and actually seems hurt by The Reveal that Vio has lying to him about joining him. There's also at least a hint of it with Shadow and Zelda.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Shadow Link.
  • Moe: Red Link has shades of this.
  • Take That, Scrappy!: Unintentionally, this manga gives plenty of this the American haters of Tingle when Vio beats him with a sledge hammer, and later when he complains about being left out of the finale of the manga, it's revealed the reader didn't see him because he was crushed by a giant force gem.

The Minish Cap - Akira Himekawa

  • Woolseyism: In the original Japanese version of the story, Link refers to Ezlo as a turtle, referencing the Japanese folk tale of Urashima-taro. In the English version, Link calls him a leprechaun.

Phantom Hourglass - Akira Himekawa

Skyward Sword - Akira Himekawa

Alternative Title(s): Zelda Manga