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The Legend of Zelda, Vol. 5: Oracle of Ages Paperback – June 2, 2009

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Book 5 of 10 in the Zelda Series

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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
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  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Series: The Legend of Zelda (Book 5)
  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Perfect Square (June 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781421523316
  • ISBN-13: 978-1421523316
  • ASIN: 1421523310
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #121,308 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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, is serialized in Shogaku Rokunensei.

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The Legend of Zelda is a video game series that most people know, and many have played at least one game of. Oracle of Ages is one of a pair, with Oracle of Seasons, both of which were made for the Gameboy Color.

Much like Oracle of Seasons, this volume has great interpretation of the story and I enjoyed reading and finding out how each character was portrayed. Ralph became one of my favorite characters, but of course, no character can surpass Link.

This volume in particular has a lot of interpretation and the plot from the game became a wonderful story that unfolded in these pages.

I'm always skeptic when it comes to stories that deal with time travel, but this one proved to be one of the few that I could deal with. It shows the consequences, or results, of making changes in the past. That alone gives it bonus points in my opinion, because many time travel stories fail to include that.

Aside from that, the characters were likeable, as well as the story, and unlike other volumes of the Legend of Zelda manga, this one did not feel rushed. Rather, it felt like the pacing was just right.

For that reason, this is the first volume of the Legend of Zelda manga to get five stars, instead of four stars.

Anyone who likes the Legend of Zelda series is sure to enjoy this manga.
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My daughters love The Legend of Zelda and manga, so this series is perfect for them. I didn't read all the books myself, but they told me there is no bad language or anything racy. The stories have inspired lots of creative play and interest in writing and drawing. The writing is simple enough for my eight year old, but the stories are exciting enough for my 14 year old, too. Thumbs up!
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As all the Zelda Manga collection its a retold storyline of the game with some brief turns and new characters that enrich zelda's world, don't wait u are going to read how link resolves each dungeon puzzle he encounters, only that some more action wouldn't harm anyone, but whats done its done and the artwork is great!!!!!! some if u are a zelda fan this is a must have, enjoy ur reading!!!
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I bought it for my son and we both really enjoy it. Cannot wait for the next release.
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My children are BIG FANS of the Legend of Zelda and especially Link. They enjoy the series of books immensely!
The layout of the books aren't traditional, but my children knew that before-hand. They're interested in "Japanese cartoons" and animation. Books are fun, sparks their imagination and promotes reading for fun.

If you have a Link fan... Buy them!
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My son loves these books! Graphic novels printed to be read authentically "backward" to us in the US. Any video game, Link, reading, graphic novel or adventure lover will really like these books.
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I love the way this girls made the comics. It's really awesome, all drawings and conversations between the characters. For those who are looking for something new to collect, here's your answer.
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this book is very different from the actual game but makes a very intersting story out of the incrediblelittle gameboy game. its a good read a great for collectors and Zelda fans alike.
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