What if we could have a Star Wars 7 trailer video that was done in the anime style of artwork? Well, look no further — because a recently released TIE Fighter movie takes audiences to a galaxy far, far away — at metal speed!
In a related report by the Inquisitr, ISIS terrorists have taken over the Star Wars: Episode 7 film set, bringing war to Tatooine in both fantasy and real life.
When Paul Johnson created the TIE fighter video, he says his inspiration was drawn from anime.
“What if there was an Empire-focused short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic 80s anime that’s all but vanished from Japan nowadays?” Johnson asks on his YouTube page. “Well, I tried my best. Apologies in advance for not living up to Venus Wars standards.”
This artist’s “best” happens to be a work that was four years in the making. In order to make something more exciting than the Star Wars 7 trailer, Johnson sacrificed his weekends all this time in order to draw and animate the epic battle between the Empire and the Rebels. He also notes that the music was made “by the living guitar solo Zak Rahman and sound design by up and coming audio technician Joseph Leyva.”
“Don’t support me on Patreon, because I don’t have one! And don’t donate to my Kickstarter, because I don’t have one of those either,” wrote Johnson. “Instead, if you enjoyed this, give someone at your workplace, uni, school or whatever a random bar of chocolate or can of Coke or something. Seriously, it’ll probably make their day. That would totally make my day.”
Disney should be smothering this guy in a pile of chocolate bars, since the Star Wars anime manages to humanize the actions of the robot-like Stormtroopers far better than any actor seen so far. Amazingly, he pulls this trick off without the characters saying a single line, something that certain Disney films are known for. Gamers should also be delighted, since the Star Wars video also pays homage to the TIE Fighter video game.
“Fans of Lucasarts’ seminal 1994 TIE Fighter game may notice a few familiar sights and sounds,” Johnson wrote. “That ‘incoming missile’ noise gives me horrible flashbacks to this day.”
While the world eagerly awaits the Star Wars 7 release date, in the mean time you should watch this entire short film. Trust me, it’s far better than any Star Wars 7 trailer.