Since 1977, there are very, very few things Star Wars hasn’t been. We can debate for hours on end about the merits of the various movies, action figures, sleeping bags, video games, 3D re-releases and things we dare not mention.  However, fans almost unamiously agreed that Genndy Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars mini-series, and its subsequent spin-off, are probably the two best things to happen to the franchise since the fall of the Empire.

Much of that is because those cartoons were influences by a subset of Japanese animation, known to most of us as anime. However, while anime is best known for presenting often very adult material, in a medium stereotyped as being for children, even the cartoon Clone Wars never really pushed the envelope.

Enter animator Paul Michael Johnson, who is currently working on an exciting Star Wars-themed anime featuring an epic space battle between the Rebel Alliance and the Empire. A small clip of it leaked online, reminding us just how cool Star Wars can be. Check it out below. Read More »