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The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (The Legend of Zelda #3)

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After sealing Ganondorf in the Sacred Realm, Link returns to the time when he was a boy. Peace has returned to Hyrule, but his old friend Navi is missing. While wandering the forest in search of Navi, he meets Skull Kid, who is wearing Majora's Mask, an artifact said to grant your wishes. The mischievous Skull Kid steals the Ocarina of Time from Link and turns Link into a ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published February 3rd 2009 by Perfect Square (first published February 26th 2001)
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Kat!e Larson
Aug 07, 2015 Kat!e Larson rated it it was ok
Ugh, I was so disappointed in this. Maybe I just went into it expecting too much -- this is the first Zelda manga I've ever read. But it was terrible compared to the game.

The art was impressive, but the writing was awful -- maybe that's just the fault of the translator, but the game was translated, too, and the writing in that is beautiful.

I wanted the manga to explore some of the deeper and darker themes of this unique Zelda game, and instead it just told the story in a simplified and much le
Oct 23, 2014 Jack rated it it was amazing
The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask is a Japanese manga about obviously the Zelda game Major's Mask. The story goes that Link is on his way to find Navi in the forest and he gets ambushed by the Skullkid (or Stalkid in this manga). Skullkid takes Link's Ocarina of time and leads Link of a cliff and into the world of Termina. Link must then get Majora's Mask back from Skullkid and save the land of Termina from the moon that will blow up the world if it crashes into Termina in the next 3 days. Alto ...more
Amanda Newhouses
This is the first of the Legend of Zelda mangas that I've read (which means I'm reading them out of order, but it was the first one I grabbed out of the boxed set that my brother bought me for Christmas), and while it seems that they're meant for a fairly young audience, I enjoyed the simplified telling of the video game plot. The manga was released in chapters at roughly the same time that the game was released in Japan, so a lot of the story is conjecture, and the book contains a non-canonical ...more
Jun 02, 2014 Nick rated it really liked it
The book follows the same plot as the game (cutting down on what is shown of the temples) and is a great way to view the plot of the game. I think the book helps build characters and to me is a one sitting book. My only real complaint is that they pushed the love story side quest stuff to the forefront which was lame. Overall, if you like zelda and have played the game, this is the book for you.
Oct 30, 2015 Tony rated it it was amazing
The Legend Of Zelda “Majora’s Mask” by Akira Himekawa is about a boy named Link who is on the search for his fairy friend Navi. While wandering through the forest in search of Navi, he meets skull kid. The devious Skull Kid steals the Ocarina Of Time from Link and turns him into a Deku Scrub. Link then ends up in the world of Termina where he has to go through four temples to find a special power that will help him defeat Skull Kid for good and save Termina.

The theme of this book was that not ev
Feb 07, 2016 kathalovesbooks rated it it was amazing
was soll ich sagen - auch wenn das Spiel nicht mein liebstes ist so konnte ich mich doch einfach fallen lassen beim lesen dieses Manga - ich freue mich schon wirklich die anderen Manga aus dem Zelda universum zu lesen, auch über spiele die ich noch nicht gespielt habe :)
Bryson Kopf
Mar 31, 2015 Bryson Kopf rated it really liked it
I have heard nothing but good things about the Zelda manga series by Akira Himekawa team, and this volume did not disappoint. I am only really passingly familiar with the Zelda mythology and the plot of this game, so I think the creators did a good job in giving readers an encapsulation of the experience.
Like the game, the plot is much darker than a lot of the other Zelda adventures, and had some very interesting elements with the masks and different zones where Link has to defeat the various m
Jørn Inge Frostad
Nov 10, 2015 Jørn Inge Frostad rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
A nice, albeit somewhat hurried and overly condensed adaptation of the video game cult-classic. The art style is excellent and does good justice to the style of the original game. The game is, by its time-traveling, repetitive nature, a hard thing to adapt for a linear narrative, but the two artists behind this adaptation have done a good job, although some conspicuous «shortcuts» have been made in the process. The «original side story» at the end of the book deserves a special mention. It is to ...more
Aug 29, 2015 Joshua rated it really liked it
I actually enjoyed this adaptation more than the Ocarina adaptation as there wasn't as much needless filler (was that Watarara storyline really necessary?). Like in the game, Link is trying to stop the Moon from destroying the world while getting back home. It does a fairly decent job adapting the game while making slight changes.

One nitpick. however, is that things do feel a bit more rushed here. One example being the omissions of the temples. Instead, the bosses just appear out of nowhere, Lin
Carter Peterson
Mar 10, 2015 Carter Peterson rated it it was amazing
This book was truly exceptional! The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask was a fantastic video game and the manga adaptation exceeded my expectations! It is a bit removed from the complete game storyline, but goes more in depth with certain side stories and adds a bit more context. I personally really enjoy that the Anju and Kafei relationship seems like a much bigger deal than said in the game itself. The story progresses smoothly along, much quicker than the game allows, and gives you a chance to re ...more
Sep 15, 2013 Shadow rated it it was ok
That book was WEIRD! Kafei is MUCH cuter and less annoying as a kid...then again so is link...the storyline was creepy and I didn't really like it very much...
Myers Dylan
Dec 01, 2014 Myers Dylan rated it it was amazing
This book was astounding to me. And probably to a lot of other people too. This book was based of the hit Zelda game, The Legend of Zelda, Majora's Mask. Which was the sequel game to TLOZ, Ocarina of Time. Yet this game/book had a much different tone than any other Zelda game/book. The other books had some sort of humor, adventurous, and all-around happy feel to them, all while still maintaining a set goal. This book/game was different though. It had a more dark and depressing feel. Which isn't ...more
Jun 22, 2015 Revan rated it liked it
Shelves: misc, legend-of-zelda
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1) Deutsche Rezension
2) English Review

1) Deutsche Rezension
Dieser Manga hatte mich überrascht. Sicher es hatte so seine eigenartigen Momente(view spoiler), aber ich denke die Geschichte macht das wieder weg mit ihrer emotionalen Tiefe und den Themen von Tod, Ehre, A
Oct 27, 2009 Elvis rated it it was amazing
This book is a adaptation to the game Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask. It follows links adventure through the land of Termina. The story begins with Link looking for a friend but then he meets a skull kid that steals his horse and instrument named the Ocarina Of Time. Link then finds out that he needs to save the Termina from destruction by a falling moon in 3 days. I didn't like the way the author made Link complete all four dungeons and defeat the boss Majora in 3 days while in the game its imp ...more
Eleazar :o
Nov 04, 2009 Eleazar :o rated it it was amazing
This book continues the story after Ocarina of time.Hyrule is now safe from all evil.Link has banished the lord of darkness to a place that will make sure he never comes back.....for now.Links put back the master sword and is sent back seven years to the way is used to be.There's just one problem.Navi,his fairy friend is missing! :o
he continues his quest to find his old friend.Buton the way there he has a run in with the sly lonely Skull Kid.He knocks link out and takes his horse and the ocarina
Mar 01, 2013 Rayne rated it liked it
Shelves: manga-manhwa
Majora's Mask is, admittedly, not my favorite Zelda game. Of course, among the monuments of gaming perfection that are Skyward Sword, A Link To The Past, The Wind Waker and Ocarina Of Time, the latter being the predecessor of Majora's Mask - a tough act to follow for any game -, it is no wonder why this game doesn't exactly figure among my favorites, or even in the medium favorites with Twilight Princess and Phantom Hourglass. When it came to the game, the rushed gameplay and storytelling tended ...more
Natasha McNeely
Feb 16, 2012 Natasha McNeely rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, reviewed
The Legend of Zelda is a video game series that most people know, and many have played at least one game of. Majora's Mask is the sequel of the very popular Ocarina of Time, and is known for it's darker style.

I love the style these Legend of Zelda volumes are drawn in; they suit the series and overall, make for a good read and portray the characters well. The character designs are great and are easily recognizable from the games, which is a major plus.

One thing I must say is that I am surprised
Valentina Bellettini
Nov 06, 2013 Valentina Bellettini rated it really liked it
"The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask" è il seguito diretto di "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time". Se nel videogioco lo s'intuiva, nel manga il riferimento è esplicito, accentuato dall'inedita vicenda iniziale che ci presenta Link come un bambino capace nell'arte della spada al punto d'essere convocato per insegnare le tecniche ad altri condottieri (adulti), ma come molti già sapranno, più che enfant prodige la sua abilità deriva dall'esperienza di "Ocarina Of Time", dove ha salvato il mondo d ...more
May 22, 2015 Phantasm rated it it was amazing
This was one of the best in the series I think skull kid grabbed the mask cause he wanted to wish the four giants to go back together so he could have his old friends back.

My favorite part in the book is when they figure out skull kid turned kale into a kid and also when Link called the mask salesman a creep.This is probably the 3rd best best book in series.

But here are my top three 1.The four sword
2.The four sword 2
3 majoras mask
Oct 29, 2009 Alejandro72 rated it it was amazing
This book is about a boy named Link.He was muged while riding his horse in the woods, by a poor, crazy kid.The kid had took his horse, Esponsa, and his ocarnia.(ocarnia-a musical instrument with magical powers.) He finds the kid that took it and the kid put a curse on him. He then turned into a wooden puppet looking thing. The kid thyen disappears, leaving Link like he is. Link then goes to a town a finds out that the world is about to end in 3 days. He then finds magic man that can take the cur ...more
Will Moore
Jul 01, 2014 Will Moore rated it really liked it
Of all the Zelda stories this w#one translates to Manga the best in my opinion, capturing the dark story and emotional importance of the tale from the game, the only thing it misses is the desperate sense of panic brought by the constant 3 day timetable of the game, other than that it does it's job perfectly and even manages to fit in some of the side quests from the game, the Anju and kaifi one being my personal favourite.
Bridget Neira
Sep 16, 2015 Bridget Neira rated it it was amazing
I think this book is amazing because it has fantasy and fiction about a parallel world that Link discovered and soon he realizes that he needs to save it from Skull Kid who is trying to make the moon fall,but as Link begins to save Termina,the parallel word,he helps people and gets magical mask that give Link amazing powers.
Aug 13, 2015 Emma rated it really liked it
Ive read this many times. I love the Zelda franchise, so while I was in Ontario I picked up a couple copies of the manga! Boy am I glad that I did! The art is amazing, and while the writing is alright, I think that its still an amazing rendition of the games. Im hoping to pick up the rest of the novels as soon as I can.
Jan 05, 2014 Jeanise rated it it was amazing
This book was as great as it is scary. I love the story behind this, other known as BEN. As far as I've seen, your game says, "You shouldn't have done that". I have also watched a game theorist who said that Link's journey was pointless and Link had died because of him falling down the hole in the tree. He also said that the people and the towns he encountered represented a few stages of depression, and at the end Link is ok and comes to peace with his death. I also think that it is equally as c ...more
Dec 29, 2015 Sophie added it
So much to love about this book. It has fabulous, detailed art that made me feel immersed in the amazing world. I felt like I was playing the game all over again, except it was different in a good way, a different way to experience the game. So fantastic. I loved this book.
Tristan Higginbotham
Oct 15, 2013 Tristan Higginbotham rated it it was amazing
Majora’s Mask, I don’t know what it is, but you are very appealing. I have read other manga about video games, but you just sum up all of the Game Play into one 200 page book, which I did not think was possible, then you add more. I will always have you on my book shelf no matter what.
From the start, you immediately rush us into the stealing of Majora’s Mask, and how the happy mask salesman warns him not to. Then Link, the main character, rushes into Termina as a Deku Scrub. Then he is given th
Aug 05, 2014 B rated it really liked it
Shelves: westend, borrowed
Boy, there are a lot of mysteries here that don't get cleared up, but sometimes that works. Here, the surprising "take" on Ocarina of Time is so disorienting as to make that disorientation the focus of the story.

The concluding story is also very strange.
Wendell Organ
Feb 05, 2016 Wendell Organ rated it really liked it
Beautiful artwork and a cool story. My only complaint is that I feel this book should have been split into two volumes like Ocarina of Time in order to better flesh out the story.
Dec 13, 2014 Todd rated it really liked it
They don't have a lot to work with when it comes to story for some of these but I feel a bit cheated sometimes when they skip his traveling or working his way through a dungeon.
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Akira Himekawa is the collaboration of two women, A. Honda and S. Nagano. Together they have created nine manga adventures featuring Link and the popular video game world of The Legend of Zelda, including Ocarina of Time, Oracle of Seasons and Four Swords. Their most recent work, Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, was serialized in Shogaku Rokunensei.
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