Nintendo Game Characters As Japanese Woodblock Prints

May 18, 2012


This is a small (but growing) series of Nintendo game characters (games for Nintendo, not all made by Nintendo) as traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints by Geekologie reader Ezra's illustrator friend Jed Henry. This is Samus here, but there's a Link and Mega Man after the jump. Will he eventually do a Mario? Only time will tell. Kidding, there's no way there won't be a Mario one. Unless Jed hates Mario and never draws one, in which case I'll come back to this post and replace all this text with something about somebody's peenor. Probably mine. Will it be big? Will it be small? Will it be on fire? SPOILER: Crooked and shooting laser beams.

Hit the jump for the others.


Thanks to Ezra, who's clearly a good friend and probably handsome to boot.

  • NICE!

  • Gnome

    Get another hobby.. Generally, something that keeps you from jerking it to Fantasy Characters... possibly a friend of opposite sex.. someone to eat up the pointless hours spend achieving the ultimate nerd status..
    Enjoy the creativity - taking something that already exist - and putting a different perspective to it.. GET A LIFE

  • These are great and all but...

    Where's Nintendo's flagship character, MARIO?

  • akon herris

    It is a series of Nintendo game characters but than also people enjoy playing this games. The game is full of fun and entertainment and I really like the game and all the characters in it.

  • Wow! Those are pretty. Top marks.

  • Stop arguing about the semantics and just enjoy the artwork!

  • Filip Zajączkowski

    needs mario

  • Quillsy

    I follow this guy's Tumblr. I think he mentioned something about making the next one Mario and Bowser maybe. 

  • Much better than disney princess art.

  • Leonidas Argidisouvlaki

    Avast you turds! If you bothered to look on the guy's website, he says something about "I know Megaman wasn't made by Nintendo, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity". 

  • Monsta Ward

    Yar! We all still played it on the NES ye butt hurt scallywags!!!!!

  • Hate japanese art.

  • Shaun9lives

    Hate grammar. - Harold  Garrett of the Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Don't Read Good

  • The Magnificent Newtboy

    Maybe it was an instruction...

  • Leonidas Argidisouvlaki

    Also hate prepositions and pronouns.

  • Kaity Hemgesberg


    Ukiyo is Japanese for "floating world", while ukiyo-e means "pictures of the floating world" and more accurately refers to the wood block prints you speak of.

  • tonyd7

    Megaman is not Nintendo.

  • v_volker

    I see what you're saying and you're right. It's not a game developed by Nintendo. It was developed by Capcom. But since it was only for Nintendo consoles; it's classified as a Nintendo game (for Nintendo). Just like Sonic, yet Sonic was in fact a spawn of Sega for Sega... But things change, for both Megaman and Sonic. Money talks.

  • Shaun9lives

    It just depends on what you mean by "Nintendo game".  Obviously, Megaman was developed and published by Capcom, unlike, for instance, Metroid and Super Mario Bros. which were developed by Nintendo for the NES.  

    But Megaman was originally released on Nintendo and most people think of it as a "Nintendo game" even though sequels have been released on other consoles.  I guarantee if you go around asking people about their favorite Nintendo games, Megaman is gonna come up pretty often.

  • "Nintento"


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