“It” has set several box-office records, and there will be a sequel in fall 2019. In the meantime, those obsessed with the newest adaptation of Stephen King’s novel can avail themselves of an anime designed by Mike Anderson (also known as Mikuloctopus) and animated by Kevin Duran.
“Besides the fact that I thought the new Pennywise design already had a very ‘anime’ feel to it, I thought the concepts and subject matter of Stephen King’s book would be perfect for anime,” Anderson told Entertainment Weekly.
“There seem to be fewer limits in anime. Crazy concepts and unique storytelling are almost expected. The King novel delves into mythologies and settings that a live-action movie may not have the time or budget to fully realize. And even if they could, it may not appeal to mass audiences. Taking It to an anime series would ground the story in a genre where traveling between dimensions and giant monsters are more accepted.”
The project wasn’t without its problems, as Anderson notes that he was “pretty upset that [Duran] didn’t ask me to use the artwork at all” before animating it. Watch it below.
What if “IT” was an anime?🎈 pic.twitter.com/EAKTbvUjF2
— Kev (@KevChelios) September 28, 2017