One Man (Mostly) Creates Incredible Anime Tribute To Video Game

Paul “Otaking” Johnson, the guy who made that amazing one-man Tie Fighter tribute last year, has just released his latest short (this time, with some help), and it’s all about classic arcade shooter R-Type.

Johnson released a preview earlier this year, but this is the full clip. It might not be as hectic as the Tie Fighter vid, but it’s incredibly faithful to the source material, from the enemy attacks right down to the way the “level” he flies through is designed.


Slight NSFW warning on the language, though.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs

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The animation on this is great, but I feel like the dialogue makes it lose something. I wish it were silent and only set to the music.