The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo’s most successful intellectual properties, and its popularity is only increasing. The kingdom of Hyrule is flourishing thanks to the popularity of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. It’s hardly a surprise that fans want more Link stuff with all the attention he’s getting these days. And now, just in time for the highly anticipated anime adaptation, The Legend of Zelda has gone viral.
If you are unfamiliar with RwanLink, you may thank them for the entire affair. This website, which has been paying respect to The Legend of Zelda for quite some time, is getting ready to debut an anime short of their own that is based on the franchise. RwanLink released a teaser for its “Castle Town” short before its grand presentation, and it uses the same Studio Ghibli-inspired style.
“It was a test of a new creative approach that began as a fun side project back in August, and now I have a teaser to show you! I will offer you Castle Town! For this video, I created around 30 unique characters. On the channel on the 21st of November,” RwanLink said.
The above image is a teaser for an anime, and it looks stunning. “Castle Town” will follow a youthful Link as he travels through an environment inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Obviously, everything will change for Link after he meets Zelda, and this teaser gives us a glimpse of the stunning fan-made short we may expect. You can tell RwanLink worked hard on this one, and the finished product will drop right before Thanksgiving.
If we’re being really honest, this anime adaptation of The Legend of Zelda is one of the most exciting we’ve ever seen. Fans of Nintendo’s intellectual properties (IPs) have been clamoring for years for the company to branch out into cinema and television.
Many fans of Nintendo’s games are holding out hope that the company would produce anime adaptations of their favorite series after the success of The Super Mario Bros. Movie. After all, The Legend of Zelda’s backstory was made to be adapted into an anime. The desire for a Zelda anime has never been bigger than it is now, owing in large part to this impending fan film.