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The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (The Legend of Zelda #8)

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On the day of the Picori Festival, Link and Princess Zelda go to watch the sword-fighting tournament. The winner is a strange man named Vaati, who has come to claim the Light Force which is sealed within the Bound Chest. When the Light Force turns up missing, Vaati turns Princess Zelda to stone! To save his friend, Link needs the power of the Picori Blade, but only a certa ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Perfect Square (first published 2006)
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7th out of 15 books — 28 voters
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Apr 28, 2016 kathalovesbooks rated it it was amazing
I loooove all those Zelda/Link storys <3
Feb 28, 2015 Malachi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: feb15, mar15
It was the day of the picori festival and link wanted to sword fighting. A strange man won ,but he didn't want money he wanted the light force. The light force was sealed up, but he would anything for it he started to turn Zelda into stone. Vaati is to strong for link and if he doesn't beat him Zelda will be stone forever. Link gets the picori blade and brawls out with Vaati and with the strength of link and the picori blade they defeated Vaati and Zelda was brought back to life.

I took this book
Charissa Dubin
Sep 18, 2016 Charissa Dubin rated it really liked it
In The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, Link must unlock the secrets of a mysterious tribe of tiny people to save his friend after she is turned to stone by a evil sorcerer named Vaati. Link is guided by a secretive talking cap named Elzo as he travels to collect the four elements in order to reforge a magical sword that can defeat Vaati. He makes many friends during his quest to save his friend and discover Elzo’s identity.

The cute art style of this manga is creates a lighthearted feel, despite
Friggin' adorbs.

Not like the game at all (Link talks, the cheeky monkey) but soooo cute!
Miss Abernathy
Sep 14, 2015 Miss Abernathy rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics-manga
Ezero me ha resultado un personaje muy divertido.
Deni Marosok
Nov 20, 2012 Deni Marosok rated it it was amazing
I just love this book. I love how LInk turns mini and meets the Legendary Picori!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Minish Cap is a great book and the stories and adventures are jsut amazing!!! Just because Link turns small doesn't mean the adventure begins there!! The adventure starts as soon as you open the first page!!!!! Going to the magical world of the Picori is amazing!!
Valentina Bellettini
Nov 06, 2013 Valentina Bellettini rated it it was ok
E' piuttosto raro che io valuti una lettura con una o due stelle, ma è cosa ancor più rara che io dia un giudizio tale quando si tratta di Zelda. Le opere di Miyamoto e soci (questo è un titolo sviluppato dalla Capcom) sono magiche, epiche, appassionanti; se le Akira Himekawa sono comunque riuscite ad essere all'altezza con la conversione manga di "Ocarina of Time", "Majora's Mask" e "Four Swords +", non si può dire che qui abbiano fatto lo stesso.
La storia di "Minish Cap" narra del giovanissim
Dec 28, 2014 Andre rated it it was ok
Shelves: games, manga-comics
This book was kind of weird. The nearly chibi-like style suggests a very light story with lots of humor but then they threw in some misguided master – student relations that are pretty easily resolved in the end. They throw in the fae like Minish which seemingly world bending powers whom only children can see and some monsters that were just sealed away. Not to mention the whole inheritance of Force thing.
A lot doesn't really make sense(view spoiler)
Mar 26, 2016 Allison rated it it was ok
Shelves: youth, fantasy
Since I'm in the middle of the game, I picked up the manga for fun while on a lunch break. I wish I hadn't. To start, I'm not a big fan of the manga medium. I don't like having to flip right to left. I don't like reading right to left. It takes me too much out of the story. I also spoiled the game for myself, provided the game still follows the story. That was dumb. Most particularly though, I was disappointed in the changes they made. The first dungeon alone, I was waiting for a very particular ...more
Feb 20, 2013 Arianna rated it really liked it
It is of course a quite classical plot for what concerns the Legend of Zelda's comics, however, I found this story more of my taste. Maybe because finally it was not the version number 200 of the same plot, maybe because there was some element of unpredictability, maybe because there and then it was also quite funny.
But Link is the hero, something evil appears and make Zelda becomes a stone statue, what shall he do if not just trying to save her, somehow?
He will have to go around the realm in o
Jan 11, 2016 Michael rated it really liked it
A cute little story that goes well with the mood of the original game. A decent adaption.
My only real complaint is it's a bit oddly paced - kinda rushed.
Callie Stuck
Feb 11, 2014 Callie Stuck rated it really liked it
Seemed a bit rushed but it's a manga so I expected it to be a bit rushed
Jane G Meyer
john ronan says it should be 3 1/2 stars
David Resendiz
Oct 01, 2014 David Resendiz rated it it was amazing
awesome way to learn another language
Jul 08, 2014 Link101 rated it it was amazing
I love this book so far please read!
Justin G
Nov 02, 2012 Justin G rated it it was amazing
I am reading: Legend of Zelda: Minish cap. I really like it when Link finds Ezlo, it shows some good and bad chemistry between them. Though it was a fantasy the author really brought Link to life by showing his silly but heroic aditude. Link's Origen is from a video game that author Akira Himekawa brought to life. This isn't Ms.Himekawa has made, she has done nine other Legend of Zelda manga. Also I think that link can be silly or heroic at even the scariest moments. And that summaries my report ...more
Liam Wells
Sep 13, 2014 Liam Wells rated it really liked it
Just like the game!
Kari Ramirez
Mar 27, 2013 Kari Ramirez rated it it was amazing
The Legend of Zelda manga series is a collection of 10 books that are written in collaboration by two women, A. Honda & S. Nagano. When they started they played all the games so they could get an idea of the story and then they sat an elaborated to create the books.

There's a great attention to detail from Link to his companions to the enemies he fights. It's so much more interesting to read the conversations and see the familiar places from the games from a different perspective.
Sandra Gallegos
Genial como sus cinco predecesores. Me ha encantado la historia, tan fiel al videojuego, y también los golpes de humor, sobre todo por parte de Ezero. Sin embargo, creo que a este cómic le falta algo... ¿Más madurez, quizá? ¿Más profundidad? Puede ser, porque claro, Link y Zelda aún son niños, mientras que en los demás cómics son algo mayores...
En general, muy chulo y en la línea de los anteriores.
Leído por primera vez en agosto de 2010 y releído en noviembre de 2015.
It felt rushed, but also like nothing worth noting happened. The art felt strange, even for "Toon Link," and only the Piccori appealed to me aesthetically.

I never played Minish Cap, so I'm not sure how this compares with the game version.
Mar 23, 2010 Adam rated it liked it
Three in a half stars, actually.
I liked it alot better than some of the other Zelda books, but its not the best.
I think the middle was too long, and it should have been shortened so that the ten paged epic ending battler could have been more like 40 pages. And after the battle, he resolution was kinda corny, with some of the people feeling bad for the bad guy...
Love the art and the overall plot, though! Very creative!
Kerry Paginton
Jan 22, 2015 Kerry Paginton rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I love this game on the gameboy advance but it was the manga that I read first that really made me want to play it. I love the companion of Ezlo and think it was very clever of the creators of the game to bring Link's hat to life and allow the gamers find out how he got the hat in the first place. The manga is exceptionally cute and inspired me to draw many pictures from it of the Picori and their rosy cheeks :)
Jul 22, 2012 C-chan rated it really liked it
This is my absolute favourite Zelda game of all time, so I noticed (and was bugged) by some of the changes in the novelization more. Like kinstones being explained by someone other than the Hurdy Gurdy man. But they kept the art style and it was so cute and I did love it regardless. Truthfully, I would give it a 4.5 if half-marks were allowed here.
Aug 29, 2013 Sophie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
The Minish Cap is probably my favourite Legend of Zelda game, mostly because of Ezlo. therefore, i really enjoyed reading this manga, although i was a bit annoyed by the changes in the novelization. the art is amazing though.

Felipe Winkler
Sep 12, 2016 Felipe Winkler rated it it was amazing
Loved it!
Jun 13, 2010 Elena rated it really liked it
I liked this book in that series not only because the art work was incredibly adorable but also because the story was really goods too, at times I felt bad for the villain which makes you know that their character was thought out well, I would recommend this book to anyone that likes the series or just stories like that.
Jun 09, 2013 Shadow rated it it was amazing
I have never read a Zelda book before so this was my first one and I LOOOOOOOOOVED it!!! :D and to think, less than a month ago I thought the Zelda stuff was geeky......
Aria Ahmer
May 19, 2013 Aria Ahmer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
This was so close to the video game and I love both! :) Brought back memories! This manga was so adorable and funny! :D
Sep 04, 2013 Danielle rated it really liked it
This was my first Legend of Zelda manga, and I really enjoy it. The art is fantastic and the plot is interesting.
Sep 25, 2016 Joe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed it so much,the story was cool and the drawing style was super adorable
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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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