TIE Fighter - short film
Speaking of cool Star Wars animations heres TIE Fighter an animated short film in the style of 1980s anime

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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/art/TIE-Fighter-poster-522202169 “Interdictor,” the music track: https://soundcloud.com/zakrahman/tie-fighter-interdictor Story/character info pdf file: http://www.mediafire.com/view/cpnc1oj27dkosc4/Tie%20Fighter_project%20materials.pdf Twitter: https://twitter.com/OtaKing77077 Podcast interview with GoodGeekery - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gdN0gueMnI 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! (actually, as of Jan 13th 2017 I do, but only to pay the rent T___T) 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.

Comments

Korya Iine : Who would win? *Multi billion dollar company that bought Star Wars* OR *_1 drawing boi_*

Parmenion : 4000 rebel scums disliked the video.

Shawn M : Hopefully Disney doesn't claim this like they did with the Vader fan film.

gotmoosefur : Let me just say, bout time the good guys lost

James Bennett : If this was an anime, I would watch the hell out of it, dissecting every scene and cosplaying as it's characters at comic-con. It is fucking amazing, and it's a tragedy it isn't 4 seasons of 30 minute episodes. It's even more tragic than the story of Darth Plageuis the Wise.

Diedrich Makato : How's THAT for a strong female character? I already relate more to unnamed Tie Bomber Pilot than Rey

Interdictor-SD : If only missiles worked that way in Empire at War...

Aikurisu : I will NEVER grow tired of watching this. If only Lucas had given Japan rights to make an anime series in the 80s...

Alpha Storm : 4:53 I really want an anime about these three...

Justin Hargis : This was so gundam like, i loved it!

ZoidFile : Even without saying a single word, that female Tie fighter pilot is more interesting than Phasma will ever be.

Goliath Projects : You drew that? I mean, you DREW that? By YOURSELF!? That is impressive...

No me llames Homero llámame Homer : The best fucking animation i've seen in......so many years, truly dedication, love, effort, creation; this is Star Wars, exciting images of a different galaxy, war, technology of our dreams, aaaaahhh i'm so amused with your work, so moving, congratulations from the deepest part of my heart. And the Empire wins!! Yeahh not an hiper dramatic and unrealistic victory of the rebels, sincerly, nobody could believe, in a true war that the rebel scum could win against the empire....with stones and arrows....ewoks....please....

BaggaleyTech : 4200 people need their eyes testing. I would LOVE a full blown 90+ minute movie like this.

The Cousinerds : If Star Wars was an anime... I wish I could give a million likes

LevelCapGaming : This is the best thing I have ever seen. I want to watch a whole 80s anime style Star Wars movie now.

Grandmoff Tarkin : Would you rather: Watch this Short Film 20times or wath "The Last Jedi" once? I will definitly watch this 20 times!

James Bennett : I love that this showcases how skilled the TIE pilots were. The Imperial flight acadamies only accepted the best students, and only produced highly talented pilots. TIE ships didn't even hsve shields, which were needed to block things like debris. And in battle, a stray laser bolt glancing off your shield was unimportant, a stray laser bolt glancing off your cockpit was a death sentence. TIE pilots had to be the very best just to succeed. In the films we only see the average TIE pilots against the elite of the Rebel scum. That's why they look incompetant. Against the average Rebel scum, the Imperial pilots flew circles around them. The elite Imperial pilots were so talented that any defectors just walked straight into the top Rebel squadrons. Even the ship staff were amazing. During the Yuuzhan Vong invasion, the head of the Imperial Remnant Gilad Pelleaon was named Supreme Commander of the Galactic Alliance. Because the best of the Empire was better than anything the Rebels had to offer. That's why Grand Admiral Thrawn was only defeated by a betrayal, an assassin's blow from his own bodyguard.

Mark Nobody : Empire captain - “Focus your fire on that rebel cruiser, don’t let it escape! Remember no mercy and to send a message to all who defy the empire”

kkk Rebelion : Finaly, tie pilots who could survive longer than 5 minuits

LitMonika : this is what we could have had but no we got resistance

Subject Delta : This reminds me of the original transformers movie from the 80s with a huge bump up in quality

Juan Rodriguez : And then out of nowhere A gundam appears and.... Wait wrong anime

Rogue Rainbow : You know what I’m joining the empire Just so I can be part of their fleet/squadron.

Sonja Adamson : *Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2005) flashbacks*

Ehre : That's how you do an animated Star Wars "anime-like" show, not like Resistance...

BodyCount37 [STRYK] : Even the rebel pilots have more character then some of the new trilogies characters.

Chickerhoof : Finally some TIE fighters that don't have the durability of tissue paper in space fights

Tracy Datu : Here because our man Gundam. ;) Honestly wish they would get somebody like this guy to make a series instead of the garbage Disney keeps putting out...This video made me remember why i loved starwars and why im sad Disney has ruined it...

Sean Donaldson : It really saddens me that the style of anime from the 80's and 90's is never coming back. Thank you so much for making this, it's really nice to see what could have been.

RiulDoamnei : This should be designated Imperial Navy official recruiting film. I've never respected so much the TIE bomber.

L Lawliet : I absolutely love watching the pilots fiddle with the buttons, looking at the monitors, and seeing the engines start up. It makes the machines feel real.

monika ffs stop appearing in my homepage please : Finally good guys won the battle!

SuperFluffyShmoopy : Already better female lead than rey. Seriously though this was probably the best star wars moment I have witnessed thank you so much for this amazing work.

Gaby George : This feels like something made by the creators of Gundam Unicorn

jjanevski : Best Star Wars film since the original trilogy! Imagine what Otaking could do with an actual budget.

Borys Czapla : The REAL power of imperial force! Woo ho!!!

tiger tank : this should be a propaganda video for the empire at the end the empire is gonna put : JOIN THE EMPIRE NOW

ᎷᎡ.KᎪ- ᏴᎾᎾᎷ : *"Blonde hair and blue eyes,IT'S AN ANIME."*

RampantSarcasm : People getting mad about Rebels losing, but you need to remember this is usually what happens to the rebels when they directly confront the Empire

RomboKombo 02 : The Star Wars fan made animation no one ask for But we all needed

Mister : I've been watching it multiple times through these years and every time I come back to this masterpiece it's still breathtaking. This needs to be perpetuated somehow!

RogueSith : May the Empire forver be inn your Debt. Good Job Soldier.

bsgfan1 : 2:28 the names of the Imperial ships. Left star destroyer: ISD Exterminator Right star destroyer: ISD Violator Interdictor: INT Inhibitor

Dennis Shih : These 7 minutes > The Last Jedi

ClayBo21879 : Love this. Reminds of the movie Heavy Metal. Great work.

Peter Gambell : Utterly amazing work here! This is the closest I've seen anything else to capturing what it felt like to play Star Wars: TIE Fighter. I absolutely love all the details! You can see the cockpit displays at 1:43, the TIE Fighter on the left with its lack of shields, the TIE Bomber in the display in the centre, and the radar with dots for ships on the right. Love the utility tug at 2:16! The Imperial officer (that one that you'd ask questions before the mission) with the space battle plan at 2:27. Putting power from lasers to engines at 2:50. The sound effects used were all fantastic, perfectly matching what they would sound like in-game, but I want to give a special mention to the incoming missile sound at 3:13 cause it's so distinctive and puts me on edge whenever I hear it (WHERE IS THAT MISSILE?! WHERE?!!) I lack the artistic knowledge to fully articulate the skills shown in the animation and music, so I'll just say this: I loved the shading, the use of red lighting in the Star Destroyer, and the awesome sense of motion in the dogfights. The music is excellent and really gives that tense, fast-paced energy that playing TIE Fighter has. I think electric guitars are a perfect accompaniment to dogfighting in a TIE craft, and they should be used more often! Thank you so much Paul Johnson, Zakir Rahman, Joseph Leyva, and everyone else who contributed to the 7 minute masterpiece!

Aaron Savage : Oh, look. A Johnson made a Star Wars project that isn't hot garbage. Neat.

Netro Lancer : Long Live the EMPIRE!!!!