'Game of Thrones' has been given an anime-style intro and it looks incredible
It's been well over a month since the seventh season of Game of Thrones aired its final episode, and we still can't get enough of the show. This year's episodes had their detractors, but it also delivered on spectacle and character reunions we've all been dying to see for a long time now. In fact, we've been waiting on some of these moments for six years now if you can believe it.
The one thing all of us Game of Thrones fans have in common is the bottomless need for more content from the creators. Every detail we can get about the next series is worth searching for, and the behind-the-scenes videos they have been releasing are fascinating to watch to – just check out how they actually filmed that stunning sword-fight between Brienne and Arya.
Fans are also looking to make their own content from the show they love. You can check out the Game of Thrones Reddit page each day and find plenty of people spending hours crafting art based on the show, or throwing around theories about how the show will end when the final season airs in 2019.
One of these fans is YouTube user "Malec", a French animator who is becoming increasingly popular on the video website. He's bound to get even bigger after his later video, where he made an alternate intro to the series, this time using a different art style entirely. Asking the question "what would Game of Thrones look like if it was an anime?", he's constructed something that looks, frankly, awesome as hell.
Usually Malec animates videos that imagine rap battles between fan-favourite fictional characters from pop culture. For instance, you could see Link (the protagonist of The Legend of Zelda) face off against Finn (from Adventure Time). Regardless of how good those videos are, his skills have hit a new level altogether with this incredible animation.
The video, which even comes with its own anime-style Japanese rock intro, has amassed nearly 300,000 views in just a few days, with over a thousand comments from fans suggesting what he should do next. While I'd be happy to see him to this with other shows I love, I kind of just want him to do more based on Game of Thrones. If animation wasn't such a costly and long process, I'd be hoping for a full series of this kind of content.
This isn't last we'll see of Westeros in animated form, however. The DVD for the seventh season comes with a 45-minute feature called "Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms". So if you wanted to understand the backstory to the show, that'll catch you up.
If you need something else to fill the gap the show has left in your life, you should check out this list of 10 shows you must watch now Game of Thrones has vanished from our screens.