Celebrate Zelda's Birthday With This Stunning Painting

Japanese artist ag+ has commemorated the 25th anniversary of the release of the original Legend of Zelda in the best possible way: with one of the most amazing pieces of fan art you will ever see.

If Nintendo had a chapel and (bear with me) that chapel had an ornately-painted ceiling, this would surely be that painting, a truly epic piece that includes what must be every major character the entire series has ever seen.

Because the original work is so damn large (1200x6566, 7.2MB), we've broken it up into a gallery of "highlights" above. To see the entire thing in all its glory, you can download it here.

To the first person who can successfully name every character in the piece...you shall have internet fame, if only for a day.

25周年ゼルダ[Pixiv (registration required)]


Comments

    Legendary.

    That's really breathtaking. Wonder how long he was working on that one...

    From bottom left to top right:
    Gannondorf? (not 100% on this one), Links mother, Baby Link, Hero's shade, Hero's, Shade Wolf Form. Dark Link, Gannon, Giant 1, Giant 2, Moon Child 1, 2, 3(+majora's mask), 4, 5, Giant 3, Giant 4, Kotake, Moon, Koume, Chanchellor Cole, Veran, Zant, Agahnim, Vaati, Onox, Gohma/Digdogger, Happy Mask Salesman, King of Red Lions, Bryne, Anjean, Midna, Old Man, Sahasrahla, Ezlo, Deku Royalty, Japas, Mikau, Skull Kid, Mido, Goron Elder, Goron Elder's Son, Darmani III, Evan, Lulu, Romani, Ralph, Maple, Tijo, Toto, Tingle, Cremia, Tetra's Crew, Grandmother, Anju, Kafei, Salvatore? (very debateable), Aryll, Renado, Rusl, Ashei, Shad, Auru, Tarin, Marin, Ilia, Epona, Talon, Ingo, Great Deku Tree, Fado, Deku Tree Sprout, Makar, Medli, Laruto, Jabun, Wind Fish, Great Fairy, Fairy Queen, Ciela, Great Fairy, Navi, Character from concept art of Skyward Sword that stands in front of link(Fairy Queen maybe), Tatl, Tael, Great Fairy (of Magic), Valoo, Link, Zelda, Gannondorf, Kaepora Gaebora, Rauru, Impa, Saria, King of Hyrule/Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule, Nabooru, Princess Ruto, Darunia, Farore, Nayru, Din.
    Does I win?

      The one on the very bottom left is Link as the Fierce Deity from Majora's Mask I think.

        yes, i believe you may be right; as the bottom right character is definitely shadowlink to provide some balance

      These are Farore, Nayru and Din from the Oracle of Ages and Seasons of course; I don't think you ever see the gods for real

    Holy Shit

    Miyamoto could learn something from this.

    Check out this video on how he did it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1mhfHklIRQ
    its so amazing!

    http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/nm13672665

    14 minute time-lapse of the artist doing it. NicoNico account required.

    OMG....probably the coolest thing ever

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