Fan Makes Overwatch Anime Introduction

An Overwatch fan created an anime intro for the game based on "My Hero Academia."
An Overwatch fan created an anime intro for the game based on "My Hero Academia." / Courtesy of Blizzard

Overwatch's massive cast of super-powered heroes and villains would be right at home in a shonen anime, and one Overwatch fan decided to make that connection explicit with this opening credits sequence for a hypothetical Overwatch anime.

A Reddit user named u/ryugawasabi posted their creation to the game's subreddit Friday, including (nearly) all of Overwatch's characters in the video.

Ryugawasabi based the video on the introduction for the show "My Hero Academia," even going so far as to mock up the show's logo with the words "Overwatch Academia" and use a cover of the show's second opening song, "Peace Sign."

The video features plenty of original illustrations and animations setting up the storylines for the hypothetical show. The Shimada brothers are shown as children and as adults, Widowmaker stands at her husband's grave, and Gabriel Reyes' face flickers into that of Reaper.

All in all, it's a touching love letter to Overwatch and anime, and an inspired piece of fan art.