A New Traditional Art Take on Nintendo Heroes

New Pokémon print joins a gallery of mostly Nintendo-based designs

Ukiyo-e is a form of wood block printing, mostly mass produced between 17th and the 20th centuries. They became a considerable, highly influential sensation when Japan was opening to the West. The proto-Jpop phenomenon, in other words. This spring, Ukiyo-e Heroes has been developing prints based on some of video games' most beloved characters.

 

The newly debuted print is Pokémon. See it, and a gallery of mostly Nintendo (with a bit of Capcom and Konami for good measure) based designs below.

 

Pokémon

 

Star Fox

 

Kirby

 

Super Mario


Legend of Zelda

 

Metroid

Mega Man

 

Street Fighter

 

Castlevania

 

Prints go on sale August 1st. Check out the process on Facebook and artist Jed Henry's Tumbr here.

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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