UPDATE: VIZ Responds To Reports Of New LEGEND OF ZELDA Title Coming To North America

"Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess" cover
Credit: Akira Himekawa (Shogakukan)
Credit: Akira Himekawa (VIZ Media)

Updated May 25, 2016: VIZ Media, the American subsidiary of manga-ka publisher Shogakukan, has released a statement to Newsarama responding to manga-ka Akira Himekawa's announcement that they would be publishing Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess in the near future.

"We're really happy that fans are excited for the next release of The Legend of Zelda manga. At this time, we don't have news on Twilight Princess," says Beth Kawasaki, VIZ's Senior Editorial Director. "We'll most certainly make an announcement once plans are firmed up!"

VIZ's statement doesn't repudiate Himekawa's announcement, possibly lending some credence to the idea there may be plans -- but not "firm plans" - for Twilight Princess in North America.

Original Story: Manga-ka duo Akira Himekawa have said that their popular manga series Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will make its American debut in the near future with VIZ Media. The series, which is based on the 2006 video game of the same name, debuted in Japan this past February from VIZ's parent company Shogakukan, coinciding with the HD remake of the game for the Wii U.

"Twilight Princess Vol. 1 will be released June 24th in Japan. It will also be released in English and German," said Himekawa in a Facebook post. "The English version is planned to be published by VizMedia, and the German version will be published by TOKYOPOP Deutschland."

VIZ could not be reached for confirmation on this story, and Himekawa said that VIZ and TOKYOPOP Deutschland haven't publicly confirmed the release or the prospective release dates. VIZ has, however, announced a reprint collection of Himekawa's earlier Legend of Zelda stories for November.

February 2013's Legend of Zelda: Hyrula Historia art book from Dark Horse was Amazon's sixth highest-selling print book of 2013.

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