Lord Vader and His Troops (in feudal Japan)

Lord Vader and His Troops (in feudal Japan)

Hey y’all!

As I’m wont to do, I like sharing interesting things I find in my Internet travels. For today, this means sharing something particularly awesome, combining my favorite movie (Star Wars) with my second favorite country (Japan).

Lord Vader and His Troops

I find this to be just totally awesome. The image creator, Patrik Rosander, certainly has captured the scene from Star Wars where Darth Vader first appears. Changing the Tantive IV to a Japanese castle is just awesome to me. I’d actually like to see Patrik do more.

By the way, note the rebel symbols that are part of the gate’s roof. ^_^

I’m going to see if my budget will allow me to get a print of this. “Vader-sama” indeed. 😉

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8 Responses to “Lord Vader and His Troops (in feudal Japan)”

  1. WMC says:

    Oh ya. Awesome. Imagine what a samurai could do with a light saber.

  2. WMC says:

    I like that modified mask Vader’s wearing.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      I know the artist is trying to keep things real within the scope of Feudal Japan, so I think that’s a real mask that would have been worn by samurai back then, just tweaked slightly.

      • WMC says:

        Great idea. Feudal Nippon melded with “Star Wars.”

        • AstroNerdBoy says:

          I’d love to see the artist do another painting on this subject. ^_^

          • WMC says:

            Me too. It looks like a combination of hand drawn, computer graphics and digital tweeking. I presume a lot of manga contains this combo. I’m About 90% sure the covers and those great black and white images in “Yotsuba” are that way. It gives a beautiful, mystical look. The randomness in those backgrounds of Azuma’s is so good that he must have started with photographs.

          • AstroNerdBoy says:

            I saw the artist’s creation process, and it does appear to have all been done on the computer.

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