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Incredible crossover pairs Apex Legends with Anime, Pokemon, Super Smash Bros, and more

Published: 8/Apr/2019 21:51 Updated: 8/Apr/2019 22:15

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends fans have been creating incredible crossovers featuring the characters of the popular battle royale, but a new meticulous, anime-inspired complication could be the best so far.

Apex Legends’ talented community

Respawn Entertainment released their action packed title on February 4, and it has since spawned vast intrigue by the gaming community’s more talented creators since launch.

YouTuber ‘OnTarget’ published an astonishing video which he called “The most ambitious Apex Legends Crossover” starring Legends Bloodhound and Mirage with an epic twist.

OnTarget YouTubeThe fan created video hit on various cross reference material to make one amazing short.

The video starts out like any other gameplay sequence in Apex Legends, but quickly changes after an attacking Mirage encounters a Bloodhound lying in wait.

OnTarget then goes full blown tribute by dubbing over the moment with the famous “Oh, you’re approaching me?” scene from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and it only gets crazier from there.

(Video below shows one of the source references at 0:15 for mobile viewers. SPOILERS for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)

Incredible references to anime and games

The video cuts to the Legends fighting in a classic format reminiscent of traditional Pokemon games and is laced with various nodes to everything from Undertale, Dragon Ball, Super Smash Bros, and much more.

The video even makes a reference to a popular Apex Legends meme in the form of the Mozambique.

“I don’t need my stando-power,” the Bloodhound says. “I have a Mozambique.”

Shortly after Bloodhound is seen getting KO’d after his “golden gun” Mozambique does absolutely nothing even at short range, which seems par for the course.

Creating the insane video

The video is a masterclass in both painstaking editing and incredible patience since OnTarget spent a crazy amount of time putting the piece together.

“The editing went nice and smooth right until the moment my premiere decided to go full retard and lag/crash every three minutes,” OnTarget said in a YouTube reply. “If I didn’t have such problems it could have been done in around 17-20 hrs. With lags and extremely long render time it took ~25-30 [hours].”

OnTarget said the rendering alone took about eight hours to complete which was aside from his artistic choice of tracing the punches and kicks in the final sequence.

OnTarget YouTubeThe YouTuber went all out with his effects for the Apex Legends video.

Although OnTarget refers to the video as a “shitpost,” the Apex community have been giving him a deserving round of applause for making on of the best fan creations to date.

Anime

Attack on Titan fans furious over anime’s “excessive” censorship

Published: 25/Nov/2020 1:42 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 7:32

by Brent Koepp

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Despite releasing in 2013, some Attack on Titan fans are only now discovering the anime’s censored violence in comparison to the manga. A YouTube video went viral after showcasing the stark differences. 

Attack on Titan made its groundbreaking anime debut in 2013, and quickly exploded in popularity. Viewers around the world became captivated by its intense themes and relentlessly brutal story.

A YouTube video about the series went viral on November 15 after showing the difference between the manga and the anime adaptation’s depiction of violence – and some fans were not happy about it.

Promotional image of Attack on Titan Season 1 featuring Eren Jaegar.
Wit Studio / Funimation
The 2013 hit anime has become a worldwide phenomena.

Attack on Titan fans discover manga is darker

For decades, it has been the norm that the manga version of a story is almost always more fleshed out story-wise, and often more graphic compared to its animated counterpart. Just like traditional shows, anime aired live has to dial back elements not suited for TV.

Despite this common wisdom, some Attack on Titan fans were not aware of just how much more brutally violent the written version actually was. YouTuber ‘Zmyh’ went viral after uploading a video that showcases just that.

The upload compares iconic scenes from the anime and manga, and puts them side-by-side to demonstrate the visual differences between them. The video quickly exploded online, and has over 1.6 million viewers at the time of writing.

For some fans of the series, this was their first time seeing the changes the anime made. One viewer wrote, “Interesting how there is censorship for Attack on Titan. Like seriously?” Another user said, “And here I thought that AOT was brutal…looks like I should read the manga.” Another YouTube comment exclaimed, “WHAT MAN THEY BETTER MAKE IT UNCENSORED FOR THE FINAL SEASON.”

Screenshot of Attack on Titan fans reacting to the YouTube video.

Many hit out at the alterations made in the animated series, arguing that it takes way from the story’s original impact. “They need to stop censorship, it completely ruins the more powerful impact it can have,” one commentator replied to the video. Another fan stated, “And that’s why you absolutely need to read the manga version of the Uprising arc, because it is literally just better in every way.”

Screenshot of YouTube comments reacting to Attack on Titan anime censorship.

Not everyone was critical of the changes though. A handful of fans pointed out that Wit Studio did the best job they could given that the animated version also airs on TV. Some even argued that the changes were for the better.

The viral video is just another example of the divide that can sometimes exist between a manga and its anime adaptation. There will always be those that prefer the former to the latter. However, it is interesting to see the difference nonetheless.