Fan-made Star Wars anime battle is a retro supernova of awesome

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Dec 17, 2012

Here's a stunning concept video of a Star Wars showdown in space, dressed up in vintage, '80s Star Blazers glory. It's two rousing minutes of Rebels vs. the Empire, Japanese-style. Strap in for a bumpy but beautiful ride.

This spirited fan-film was crafted by British YouTube wizard OtaKing77077 and it cuts straight to the iconic core of Star Wars' universal appeal with elegant camera angles and bold imagery. Inspired by classic anime shows like Space Battleship Yamato and G-Force: Guardians of Space, this daring dogfight action is synched with "Born To Lose" by Sleigh Bells. See the sad fate of a doomed Rebel Blockade Runner under assault by a ruthless Star Destroyer in full attack mode and pray George Lucas may be watching to grant this cool project a future greenlight.

Whoa! Suddenly the Clone Wars TV show isn't so special anymore. Anyone up for a whole feature done Japanese anime-style?

(via Geekosystem)