Ukiyo-e Heroes

Ukiyo Heroes

Ukiyo-e Heroes

by Steve Napierski to Images

Jed Henry has started a series of Japanese woodblock print designs that re-imagine classic game characters in samurai form. These are just the first four entries in series, but he has promised that he will be adding new ones pretty regularly.

Discussion (12)¬

  1. kvp
    kvp says:
    May 24, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    Very good pictures! I think the depiction of link is pretty authentic, considering the theme and technology level of his games. The funniest is mario cart, i think nintendo should make the title (could be called Mariocart Meiji).

  2. psylensse
    psylensse says:
    May 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    I just noticed the shadowy figures behind Megaman are three of the bosses! the attention to detail on the Mario Kart one is sheer fantasticness

    • OmegaZxA
      OmegaZxA says:
      May 24, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

      Yes, Metal, Quick and Shadow.

  3. Chaos
    Chaos says:
    May 24, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    This is fucking awesome.

    I’m speechless.

  4. Xuncu
    Xuncu says:
    May 24, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    Oh, yeh! I saw these when just the Samus and Megaman ones were out.

  5. BigLord
    BigLord says:
    May 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

    This is glorious. MORE!!!!

  6. Xuncu
    Xuncu says:
    May 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

    I remember, cuz I said that the Metroids look like distended anuses…


  7. PrinceJonathan
    PrinceJonathan says:
    May 25, 2012 at 7:20 am #

    What no “The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife”?

    • Jao
      Jao says:
      May 25, 2012 at 8:34 am #

      OH YOU ^^

  8. Jao
    Jao says:
    May 25, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    I specially like samus and mario kart. There’s something about link’s background and megaman’s floatiness and the bosses that doesn’t quite feel like they belong, tough…

    Amazing, amazing job nonetheless.

  9. Triaxx2
    Triaxx2 says:
    May 25, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

    Awesome, but I’m pretty sure that Megaman’s cannon is on the wrong arm.

  10. El Brandino
    El Brandino says:
    May 28, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    I was gonna be easy about Samus not being blonde, cuz she still looks bad ass, and thought the artist was going to a traditional japanese look, but … link.. is blonde in his …so… huh???