I was 5 years old when I looked at the big screen in 1977 and saw the huge Imperial Star Destroyer go across the screen. Ever since then I've been hooked on Star Wars. 37 years later we just have 6 movies, one in production and 2 kiddie cartoon series, video games, tons of comics and books. As I got older I also got into Japanese Anime and loved it! Then I wondered why Star Wars isn't in Anime?
I'm really disappointed in the new Star Wars animated series. It's just too kiddie for me and I'm sure for a lot of older Star Wars fans it is also. But-- I watch it anyway so I can feed my Star Wars appetite. I rarely read books so I'm not going to read any Star Wars novels and I'm glad I didn't because Disney may very well give Star Wars an alternate timeline of events. Since there are slightly different styles of Anime, I picked out a few. So lets looks at the top 10 reasons why Star Wars should be in Anime and look at awesome fan Anime Star Wars video and fan art work.
1. Even though Star Wars is very popular its going to open up Disney to millions of Anime fans all over the world. Anime fans are just like Star Wars fans they are hard core and dedicated. It would also be a boost to the Anime industry. Translation= More Money for the Star Wars Universe which = More projects.
2. Maybe these hard core Stormtroopers who train all their lives can actually shoot straight. Of course we know that the main characters may not die so easily but lets face it, characters die much better in Anime.
3. You can make more adult (ie violent action) animation. That's one thing about Star Wars is ACTION. We want to see intense action with no hold bar battles. Even in their video game trailers the action is awesome and 100 times better then Clone Wars and Rebels. Check out this awesome fan made Star Wars Anime by Paul Michael Johnson. http://mightyotaking.deviantart.com
4. Spin offs. The Star Wars Universe is unlimited. Side stories, individual character stories, past, present and future. How much longer will I have to wait for the Star Wars live action to explore the distant future. Anime will allow you to go that far, much quicker.
5. Its cheaper to do stories in Anime and the return will be great, especially with a already big fan base which will expand.
6. If they ever decided to bring in Darth Vader's clone, they can surely update his outfit. I'm assuming a clone wouldn't have the full suit. A Darth Vader Clone in Anime looking like this would be awesome.
7-10. LOL- Last but not least, which is famous with Anime is the sexy women of Star Wars. Your not going to see style like this in Rebels.
Overall Star Wars Animation would be better in Anime!