Samus, Mega Man and Link Return to Their Japanese Roots

Japanese folklore has progressed past tales of daring samurai and into some less..traditional stories. A woman in a metal suit fighting aliens, a robot boy with a robot dog, a hero of time. But what would happen if each of these stories used the more traditional art style of their folklore predecessors?

You’d get a series of prints like these from illustrator Jed Henry. He’s taken Samus, Mega Man and Link and given them the “Japanese woodblock” treatment, and I have to say the end result is pretty killer. Check out the full series below. Who do you think he should do next? Mario seems too obvious. I’ll go with Street Fighter.

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