Aeipathy Industries has come out with a stunning animated cinematic entitled Zeldamotion: A Link to the Past, based on the classic Zelda game. With the tagline “by fans, for fans”, the project strives to tell the story of A Link to the Past in animated style, showing off the potential the Zelda series has as a story-based medium.

The voice cast for the A Link to the Past animated series features some impressive voice talent and some familiar faces for those familiar with the voice acting industry. The cast for the project includes Vic Mignogna, the voice for Edward Elric in the popular Japanese anime series’ Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Kent Williams, who voices Kozo Fuyutsuki in the Rebuild of Evangelion films, Kira Buckland, who is involved in both anime and non-anime related roles (including a role in the Japanese film 5 Centimeters per Second), and Todd Haberkorn, who has worked on numerous anime and video game projects as both a voice actor and director.

This video serves as the first episode in a series based on the A Link to the Past manga by Akira Himekawa. With stunning animation and top-notch voice talent to go along with it, not to mention the beautiful re-arrangements of the music by Koji Kondo, the series shows the potential that a Zelda animated series could bring to the small screen, especially in the episode’s final touching scene.

To help Aeipathy Industries create more of these incredibly well-made episodes, you can donate here. You can also check the company out on Facebook. With so much talent involved in the project, there really is no reason why it should stop at one episode!

  • Ryan

    I cried, we need a full Zelda anime. Get on it Nintendo.

  • Blarg

    The art and backgrounds are gorgeous but I’m really disliking the animations.

    • Ryan Haynes

      It uses still frames from the manga and puts motion to it. Hence the name.

      • Blarg

        No I get that, but the animation is still awful. In fact it’s almost just a pv.

      • VladNorris

        Doesn’t make it work though. I mean, some shots look nice and others just abyssmal.
        Some are also akwardly cut because the panels they’re taken from are small.

        It’s comprehensible but it limits this work so much

  • Blarg

    The art and backgrounds are gorgeous but I’m really disliking the animations.

  • Brian McCubbin

    who posted the suggestion, i tried but i think someone beat me to it, cause you guys got this article up quick!

  • Brian McCubbin

    who posted the suggestion, i tried but i think someone beat me to it, cause you guys got this article up quick!

    • Ryan Haynes

      This episode has been out for a couple says now…

      • Brian McCubbin

        Yeah but I suggested this as a tip on this site, but it felt like only 5 mins and this article was up. It may just be coincidence, or I was the first suggestion. I was just wondering…

  • karloz

    Wow this is awesome!

  • John Michael Robert Keegan

    Wow, I’m quite impressed! This has some great potential to be amazing! The scenery and landscapes are beautifully rendered and detailed, however the animation on the characters is a little rough at times. I loved the little back story at the beginning as it gave them human emotions unlike the actual game. However, the writing as a whole is a little too simplistic and straightforward which seems to be the reason for the sometimes subpar voice-acting, despite a talented voice-acting team. I will say, though, that the writing does not deviate from the storyline of the game which will keep diehard fans pleased. The soundtrack from ZREO really lends a magical and charming element to the finished product and effects a lot of nostalgic feelings. Overall, I would give it a 7/10. It’s great now, but some improvements in a few areas would male it perfect.

  • EnaZeibekiko

    Music by Z.E.R.O., eh? Good job.

  • CharlesMabe

    The worst part about this? Anime tropes. You’ve seen those same expressions, corner-cuts, and drama and communication tropes a million times.

    Anime. We don’t know originality. (TM)

    • Deva Ashera

      There’s not much originality left in anything though..most things have been thought of and done by now..all we can do now is variations thereof.

      Plus they used the Link to the Past manga as a basis as well as did this for free..so yeah.

    • Ryan Haynes

      It was based off of a preexisting manga.

  • Tecla Ç

    HERMOSO!

  • shannon

    It’s not bad I would watch more the animation is a little off but it’s pretty good for fan made can’t wait for the next episode

  • shannon

    This is actually really good can’t wait for the next episode xD this has a lot of potential to get better as they do more

  • Nathan Edward Seaver

    I loved it for the first episode! I would love to see more!!

  • Richard Woody Spear

    i quite like this makes a difference 🙂 its good

  • Matthew Mijajlovic

    Art is very well made, love it. Great music, voice overs could be a bit better, animations aren’t as impressive as they could be but overall this îs the best Zelda animation I’ve ever seen altogether, 7/10
    Keep them coming, I’m sure they’ll improve.

  • Kenzie

    VIC MIGNOGNA AHH I knew I recognized that voice!

  • Susanne Tjernström

    I cry every time I hear the end credits theme as it fills me with nostalgia and emotions, but I think it’s wrong to use it in the opening episode.

  • Creighton Holub

    Thanks for informing us!

  • Mr.Sixes

    Needs a decent amount more inbetweens

  • Anthony Moseley

    I like the fact that they actually got well-known voice actors for the parts. Vic Mignogna is definitely a good choice for the part of Link.

  • Keith Thibodeau

    that was actually incredible i enjoyed it 🙂 it was actually how i pictured Link honorable and kind hearted and called to be the hero

  • Nekksu

    The article is wrong, it’s not Vic Mignogna voicing Link. It’s Todd Haberkorn, who voices Allen Walker from D.Gray-man alongside many other notable anime roles. I can see how there’d be a misunderstanding though.

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