TIE Fighter: The STAR WARS Anime! [fan film] [animation]

YouTube is great for kitten hijinks, fan theories and achievement fails, but at its best it provides the average Joe and plain Jane with a forum to showcase their skill. Such is the case with this most impressive STAR WARS fan animation created by user Paul “OtaKing77077Johnson. One guy! Four years!

Essentially a montage of a mammoth space battle, the video depicts the Empire’s TIE fighters and the Rebel Alliance’s X-wings (among other ships) blasting it out in epic fashion. Simple proposition, awesome execution, and a great many wonderful sights are contained within—Lucasfilm pay attention:

“What if there was an Empire-focussed short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic 80s anime that’s all but vanished from Japan nowadays? Drawn and animated by yours truly over 4 years’ worth of weekends, with music by the living guitar solo Zak Rahman and sound design by up and coming audio technician Joseph Leyva. Fans of Lucasarts’ seminal 1994 TIE Fighter game may notice a few familiar sights and sounds. That “incoming missile” noise gives me horrible flashbacks to this day…” ~OtaKing

More supplemental material can be downloaded here: http://www.mediafire.com/file/cpnc1oj27dkosc4/Tie+Fighter_project+materials.pdf OtaKing also has a patreon if anyone so wishes to contribute to his cause: https://www.patreon.com/otaking77077. His dedication has brought much balance to the force franchise. The only negative here is that it’s not longer. OtaKing does have a one hour original mech film in the works though, which sounds pretty cool:

It may be a while before that’s completed. In the meantime you can enjoy this much shorter version of TIE Fighter but with a more traditional soundtrack:

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~ by Fionnlagh on May 4, 2017.

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