Film and TV

Zeldamotion – A Link To The Past

by on 18/09/2014
 

Let’s play word association – when someone says to you ‘Legend of Zelda’, what is it you immediately think of? The Legendary Triforce? The titular Princess? That mute with the sword, who only seems to speak using the words ‘huh’ and ‘hyah!’

Well…this fanimation lends a voice to the character – something I haven’t seen since the legendary “Excuse me Princess” era. And my god…just look at the trailer.

This is fan made? This? It looks fantastic! Born from the ashes of a failed Kickstarter, Aeipathy Studios have released the first episode in what promises to be the most glorious thing you can lay your eyes and lend your ears to. Opting for a 2D cartoon-ish quality, it still manages to pull off the original ‘Link to the Past’ look rather than that overly cartoony ‘Wind Waker’ quality. The art is more like a webcomic in motion, but that doesn’t detract from the quality – instead it adds to the quality of the product.

And the feature also boasts a similarly impressive voice cast – featuring the incredible voice talent of Todd Haberkorn, Vic Mignogna, Kent Williams, and Kira Buckland! I mean, these are some serious high-grade voice actors – they aren’t messing around!

But the proof of the pudding is in the eating – so, here is the first episode.

Well, it has the iconic music, the voice cast most certainly delivers, and I cannot stress enough how GORGEOUS that art is. As I found out after a bit of research, the series will be based on the A Link to the Past manga by Akira Himekawa, which explains the 2D visuals, allowing the product to keep that artistic quality the manga has. Sometimes, the art does suffer slightly for some reason – but this entire project is fantastic considering it is based on a failed Kickstarter. This is most definitely a production by fans for fans, and I can’t wait for the next episode.

If you enjoyed it and want more, please go like them on Facebook for more updates, donate directly or via Patreon to ensure they continue with their high quality homage to the series, or just subscribe to get it on Youtube.

 

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