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Anime Fan Recreates Attack on Titan & Sword Art Openings In Pencil, Epic Ensues

Seriously, the sheer dedication of anime fans never ceases to amaze me. Every time I think they’ve reached the peak of creativity and passion, something comes up to prove me wrong.

On April 4, YouTuber Animesekai1984 uploaded a video titled “I tried to draw giant OP in advance of [Flipbook] mechanical pencil (full version, 423 pieces) drew Attack on Titan OP in Mechanical pencil.” As one would expect, it’s a recreation of the Attack on Titan opening, drawn in 423 drawings using a mechanical pencil!

The opening covers every shot, every major frame of the show’s iconic opening in amazing detail, and is simply something fantastic to behold. We’ve posted the video below:

This isn’t the only recreation that’s been done by the artist. In the past, Animesekai also added a pair of adaptations of the Sword Art Online intro, set to both the original theme and the piano version of the first Fate/Zero intro. This was another Herculean feat, which required 368 drawings in total. We’ve posted both versions below for your enjoyment:



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Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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