80s Anime Style TIE Fighter Short Film is Awesome!

Paul Johnson spent months to bring the world a masterpiece!  As a fan of older anime, with its high-level of detail and shading, Paul set out to make an animated short of Star Wars, but from the Empire’s point of view.  If you love Star Wars, anime, and especially both, check out the awesome video below and subscribe to see what he puts out next!

TIE Fighter – short film
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:

TIE Fighter - short film

Paul’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRBNWKYrybXl2Un6-ejwx8g

Nate Banchou

Nate Banchou

Hi, I’m Nate. I’ve been learning about Japan since I was a kid and have lived here for 3.5 years and counting. I used to compete professionally in yo-yoing, and have always loved video games, especially fighting games. Not a huge anime/manga buff, but my favorites are One Piece and Slam Dunk.
Nate Banchou