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Avatar: The Last Airbender intro gets an epic Game of Thrones twist

Published: 3/Jul/2020 19:20

by Brent Koepp


An Avatar fan recreated The Last Airbender’s intro in the style of Game of Thrones’ iconic opening sequence. The epic VFX project re-imagines the Nickelodeon animation like you’ve never seen before.

The Last Airbender made its groundbreaking debut on Nickelodeon in 2005. Viewers from around the world connected with its story about a monk named Aang who, as the Avatar, can control the elements of Water, Earth, Air, and Fire.


The show’s intro has become iconic in its own right, and is a staple of pop culture. A talented VFX artist took the segment and brought it to life using Game of Thrones’ mind-blowing opening sequence.

Avatar re-imagined in the style of Game of Thrones

The video was posted on Reddit, and went viral with over 4.1k likes at the time of writing. While the project was re-discovered on June 2, the jaw-dropping creation was originally made back in 2015 by creator ‘Ramsey VFX Shows.’

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The 2015 creation recently went viral after Avatar fans re-discovered it in July.

The artist meticulously re-imagined Avatar’s 2D animated intro into the style of Game of Thrones iconic opening which made its debut in 2011 on HBO. The YouTube video opens up showing the Southern Water Tribe, before panning to the Air Temples and the Nomads’ spiraling towers in the sky.

In the story, the massive city of Ba Sing Se is the center of the Earth Kingdom. The incredible clip brings the massive location to life by showing its lower, middle, and upper rings rising up from the ground. The fan intro then pans to the great Northern Water Tribe, and their ice wall defenses.

Finally, the epic recreation moves to the Fire Nation, which is tucked away between mountains and surrounded by volcanic islands in the West. The video truly brings the animation’s map to life, and gives viewers a true scale and scope of how detailed the world actually is.


Despite ending in 2008, Avatar has found a renewed explosion in popularity after Netflix added the HD version of the show in June. Old fans and newcomers have been re-discovering the Nickelodeon animation all over again.

Those in love with Aang’s adventure are in luck, as the streaming service also announced they have plans to bring The Last Airbender to life in the form of a live-action drama. For everything we know about the project, check out our guide here.


Demon Slayer cosplayer transforms into a monster as Nezuko Kamado

Published: 6/Oct/2020 18:47

by Brent Koepp


A talented cosplayer became the real life version of Nezuko Kamado from Demon Slayer. The artist’s mind-blowing re-creation brings the popular anime to life like you’ve never seen before.

Demon Slayer was the breakout anime of 2019, captivating audiences around the world with its dark story and stunning animation. Viewers couldn’t get enough of its story about the Kamado siblings and their quest to avenge their family.


Celebrating the series, a talented cosplayer brought scenes from the show to life with photography and videos. Her insanely accurate costume of Nezuko will be sure to leave fans of the show in awe.

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Nezuko is one of the main protagonists in the hit 2019 anime Demon Slayer.

Nezuko cosplay brings Demon Slayer to life

The popular anime doesn’t hold back punches, as it opens with the Kamado family being slayed by creatures. Nezuko survives, but is turned into a demon. The show follows the heroine and her brother Tanjiro as they look for a cure.


Russian cosplayer Melissa ‘gardeeva_melissa‘ brought the cursed protagonist to life with a costume she posted on Instagram. The artist posed next to flowers in the character’s signature pink patterned yukata, and her kimono which drapes over her shoulders.

Melissa faithfully captured Nezuko’s look, perfectly mirroring her flowing black hair, which turns vermillion at the bottom in curls. She even depicted her pale pink eyes, which is the color they change to after the heroine is turned into a demon.


The Demon Slayer cosplayer shared another photo of the outfit and showed off her bamboo gag accessory. In the series, Nezuko uses the item to chew on in order to control her urge to attack humans. Photographer ‘del_phot_o‘ captured the Russian artist biting down on the prop.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Gardeeva created a video portraying the anime protagonist. The cosplayer really does look like Nezuko as she moves her striking pink eyes around.

Demon Slayer fans eagerly waiting for the show’s return are in luck as this October, the anime is getting the theatrical film, Mugen Train. The movie will bridge the gap between Seasons 1 and 2.

For everything we know so far about the upcoming movie, check out our guide here. Those wanting to catch up can watch the whole series on Crunchyroll and Funimation right now.