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'Star Wars: TIE Fighter' Anime Short Fan Film Will Blow You Away


It took animator Paul Johnson four years to complete his passion project and the result is a glorious seven-minute short anime film combining his love of 80's action-packed Japanese animation and the 1994 Star Wars video game, TIE Fighter. 

As YouTuber Otaking77077, Johnson has put together an astonishing and professional animated short that rocks both figuratively and literally. The point-of-view is mostly from the Empire's side as it eventually kicks the pesky Rebels out of the sky. Each cockpit is highly detailed with homage to the LucasArts video game and an electric guitar-pounding soundtrack by Zakir Rahman. 


The dramatic cinematic style of Robotech shines through in its direction and approach. There's no audible dialogue just pure adrenaline-fueled firefighting and sweet, sweet rock music. Enjoy!



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...

Official poster art: http://mightyotaking.deviantart.com/a...
“Interdictor,” the music track: https://soundcloud.com/zakrahman/tie-...
Story/character info pdf file: http://www.mediafire.com/view/cpnc1oj...

Special thanks to the good folk at Lucasfilm for encouraging people to get creative and make these kind of projects. It's thanks to their extremely fan-friendly nature that we can enjoy IMPS: The Relentless, TROOPS, etc.

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. Instead, if you enjoyed this, give someone at your workplace, uni, school or whatever a random bar of chocolate or can or Coke or something. Seriously, it'll probably make their day.
That would totally make my day.

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  1. I love this! Excellent achievement! Wow. Absolutely marvellous. I can imagine this must have taken you 4 years. Respect.

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