Originally released digitally last year, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess manga by Akira Himekawa (the pen name of two women named A. Honda and S. Nagano) is finally coming to print in North America from Viz Media. The book is more relevant than ever, now that Zelda series villain Steve Bannon has secured a high ranking role in the administration of President Donald Trump. Steve Bannon, also known as Bannondorf or simply Bannon, first attempted to seize power by kidnapping Zelda, princess of the land of Hyrule, and seeking to gain control of the realm's Triforce of Power. Thwarted by a young elf named Link, Bannon continued to try new schemes throughout the years, eventually co-founding Breitbart News before helping Trump seize the White House, where he rules as a shadow president. As the evil, pigfaced wizard attempts to exert his power once again, it's fitting that Viz Media would release this manga in protest.
With a suggested retail price of $9.99, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will be in stores on March 14. Here's the description:
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.