As The Last of Us gets a live-action adaptation via HBO, a clever fan shows what an anime based on the series would look like.
Anime isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of The last of us, although that doesn’t mean it couldn’t work. In fact, a smart fan of The last of us has shown that it can look amazing if done right.
This isn’t the first time fans of the franchise have gotten creative when it comes to their art style. Recently a comic book style The Last of Us 2 the image did the trick, and while the look was very different from the realistic approach to the game, it still worked really well. Even more styles have been seen in hand-drawn pieces and paintings, and all are excellent in their own way. For anime fans, however, Caro-Oliveira’s work is as memorable as it gets.
While this The last of us The fan art was originally created in 2020, it gained popularity thanks to a Reddit post by Winged_Daedalus. Thanks to this repost, more eyes are on this art than ever before, and there’s a lot to love about fan work. There are 12 pieces in total overall, with five full frames for the original game and seven for its controversial follow-up. Several different characters are highlighted, with the first image of the set depicting Ellie’s meeting with David.
The younger version of Ellie looks amazing in this piece, with the perfect hair and outfit. Despite some anime-like features, such as big eyes, the facial features still match Ellie’s pretty well. Its arc and surroundings are both detailed, while the shading clearly brings out the anime-inspired look. Joel shines a few pieces, his younger and older looks having a dedicated piece of art. The two see him speaking directly to Ellie, the first being one of his lessons for her and the second being a flashback to the sequel. The character translates incredibly well in anime style.
Yet another great piece captures The Last of Us 2most infamous scene, as Abby can be seen wielding a golf club. The “you don’t have to rush” line is visible at the bottom of the screen, while Joel’s hair sticks out from the lower right corner. The look on Abby’s face is terrifying and it’s easy to imagine what the moment would look like if a true anime adaptation were to happen. Nora can also be seen in the background, adding to the precision of the fan’s hard work.
With the artist also showing off supporting characters like Lev, Tess, and Riley, there are plenty of iconic visuals that have been given an anime spin. While Winged_Daedalus deserves credit for finding and sharing this underrated art, Caro-Oliveira should receive a lot more praise for doing so.
The Last of Us remake is rumored to be in development.
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Sources: Reddit, DeviantArt
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