ByKatie Granger, writer at
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Katie Granger

What do you get when you take two of the most beloved and ageless franchises of all time and combine them? Hamburg-based concept artist and illustrator Lap Pun Cheung has answered that question for us, and the results are pretty spectacular.

Prepare to be Spirited Away by this amazing fan art! Taking a selection of characters from different time periods of the Star Wars franchise, Cheung has created a short series of images that blends these iconic characters with aesthetic elements inspired by legendary director and animator Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli.

My Neighbor Darth

Ever wanted to know what it would look like if a Ghibli-created Obi-Wan Kenobi and his mentor Qui-Gon Jinn took on a Princess Mononoke-inspired Darth Maul? Well look no further, Cheung's got you covered.

I'd like to say that this cartoonish scene would have a less violent ending than in The Phantom Menace, but then I remembered that Princess Mononoke is one of the more violent of Ghibli's films. Sorry Qui-Gon, looks like it's the chop for you.

The Dark Side Rises

Ever wondered what the Dark Side would look like if it was rendered by Studio Ghibli? Well, sit down son Cheung's got this one.

This one combines aesthetic and design elements from the iconic Darth Vader (and there's even a little bit of Kylo Ren in there too) to create a Sith Lord standing alongside airships and a couple of pirates plucked straight from Ghibli's Porco Rosso.

Solo's Delivery Service

What about a slightly more cheerful looking Han Solo and an even fluffier Chewbacca sitting down around a campfire with our [Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens](tag:711158) heroes? Hold onto your hats, guys, because Cheung's about to knock this out the park.

In line with Ghibli tradition, the Millennium Falcon becomes an airship, and there's a touch of sadness in this image as BB-8 sits in the background, perhaps mourning the (apparent) loss of Poe Dameron. Oh, BB, don't worry, he'll be back. This isn't Grave of the Fireflies.

For more of Lap Pun Cheung's work you can check out his portfolio here, or his ArtStation account here.


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