I always adored these images as a kid. They just really captured the spirit of adventure and imagination that A Link To The Past provides. I imagined they were probably from some OVA released only in Japan. Except back then I called it Japanimation.
The interplay between reality and virtual reality is a beautiful analogy for the adolescent mind. Parts of this film seeped over to America with Pixar’s Inside Out… but the drawback here is the visuals of the virtual world, it’s bare and too vibrant. The contrast is so jarring I can’t move past it. Still it’s a beautiful anime from a fantastic director.