Twitter user illcamp has created a series of fan art that combines elements from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and the whimsical world of Studio Ghibli. The four illustrations feature Princess Zelda and Link in iconic scenes from four different Ghibli movies.
The first illustration portrays Zelda and Link gazing into each other’s eyes, inspired by Howl’s Moving Castle. The second illustration depicts Link riding a mythical Light Dragon, reminiscent of Spirited Away. The third art piece shows Link riding a Zonai Wing, based on Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Finally, the fourth illustration shows Link and Zelda lying on the grass, taking inspiration from Princess Mononoke.
These fan art pieces perfectly capture the essence of both The Legend of Zelda and Studio Ghibli. They remain faithful to the Tears of the Kingdom experience while incorporating elements from the beloved Ghibli films. None of the illustrations spoil major plot points from the game’s storyline.
Tears of the Kingdom has been a source of inspiration for Zelda fans ever since its release in May. Other fan creations include an impressive visual representation of the game’s central conflict by light novel illustrator Susumu Kuroi. Additionally, a fan created a humorous rendition of the game based on the popular “I’m a genius! Oh no!” meme from Mobile Suit Gundam.
Studio Ghibli films have also inspired anime fans, as seen in one fan’s recreation of the iconic scene from Howl’s Moving Castle. The fan combined characters from Chainsaw Man and Jujutsu Kaisen to create a parody that received praise for its cuteness.
The highly anticipated How Do You Live?, the first Studio Ghibli film by Hayao Miyazaki in 10 years, is set to premiere soon. The film has minimal marketing and will be released in various formats in Japan, including IMAX. This marks the first animated IMAX release for Studio Ghibli. How Do You Live? had its theatrical release in Japan on July 14.
Overall, the fan art that combines The Legend of Zelda and Studio Ghibli showcases the creativity and admiration of fans. These illustrations bring together two beloved franchises and capture their essence in a visually appealing way. Whether inspired by Tears of the Kingdom or various Ghibli films, these fan creations showcase the deep connection that fans have with these fictional worlds.