The story follows Link and Tetra, who live in a flood-covered Hyrule called the Great Sea. Traveling on Tetra's pirate ship, the pair discover a Ghost Ship. Immediately after Tetra boards the ship, she screams for help. While Link attempts to follow her, he slips and falls into the ocean. Washed ashore on an island, Link is awakened by Ciela, a fairy. Exploring the island, Link finds the Phantom Hourglass, filled with the Sands of Hours, and meets an old man named Oshus, who wants to help Link find the Ghost Ship and reunite with Tetra. To aid him in his quest, Link enlists the help of Captain Linebeck and his ship, the S. S. Linebeck, which Link, Ciela, and Linebeck use to visit islands. After scouring the Great Sea, Link learns that he must use maps and clues hidden in the Temple of the Ocean King to find the Spirits of Courage, Wisdom, and Power, which in turn will help him locate the Ghost Ship...
Zelda no Densetsu: Mugen no Sunadokei was published in English as The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, the tenth and final volume in the The Legend of Zelda series, by VIZ Media under the VIZ Kids imprint on September 7, 2010. It was also included in the 10-volume box set released October 25, 2011. A new deluxe edition is in the making, where it will be printed in a larger format, together with The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, as part of the The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition reprint.
The story is simple: Link wants to rescue Tetra after she got captured by a Ghost Ship.
It's almost like any other Zelda story when the hero is on a journey and meets some hindrances on his way with a main goal of rescuing the princess. Not very original since many other stories are based on something like this. Still, this manga is pretty enjoyable. I think it makes it its own story in a good way.
I haven't played the game, hold that in mind, please.
I actually like this toon version of Link and all the other characters in the series. It may look a little childish but it's still Zelda. Though I just gave it a 7 because I think there could be some small improvements on the art. Anyway, I love the simple details in this way of drawing, it looks pretty cool to me. When adapting to this unique art you forget that it looks childish and just keep reading.
Link's personality has been pretty hard to read in the Zelda games. I haven't read any other Zelda manga, but I will. Anyway, to the point: Link's personality is kind of unexpected if you've seen how he reacts in the games. Here he has courage and want to do things and is pretty much of an optimist, thinking everything very positive; there's always one way to get out of the trap or whatever.
The characters are pretty easy to follow and you really feel like your in the manga seeing all this stuff that they're doing. The personalites of all the characters are pretty good.
I've mentioned some enjoyable moments in this manga already. The story, art and characters are a very big plus together; it all fits together and makes something good of it. All chapters' endings are really something that makes you wanna continue reading, it gets so exciting.
If you want to read something funny and enjoyable read this decent manga. It's pretty short and it doesn't feel like a waste of time. I couldn't find any negative things in it, as the pessimist I am, but the typical "hero-goes-on-a-journey-with-hindrances-to-save-the-princess". Well, maybe some of the fights could've been a little more extracted. Haha, now I'm thinking of too many minuses.
Anyway, it's a good manga and it makes me want to play the game!read more