Amazing Star Wars short (Fanfilm)

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Animator Paul Johnson has spent four years re-imagining Star Wars tie fighter pilots as a cool looking 80’s inspired japanese animation film, and his hard work has really paid of as this is an amazing 7minute movie.

The official synopsis for the film is as follows: 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? Well, I tried my best. Apologies in advance for not living up to Venus Wars standards. 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…

The video is well worth a watch and can be seen below:

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