The Witcher has become Netflix’s newest water cooler hit. It fills the high fantasy genre hole Game of Thrones left behind. The fantasy saga starring Henry Cavill became a popular live-action series for the streamer. So much so that Netflix has commissioned an anime story set in The Witcher world, called the Continent, as well. They’ve already started work on The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. The anime will be a film rather than a series.
Now, thanks to one very talented fan, Witcher aficionados can get a bit of a preview of the style to expect from the anime version. Carolina Oliveira‘s series of illustrations, which we learned about via Kotaku, show how incredibly cool the anime film could look. Oliveira has shared several lovingly rendered illustrations of characters and scenes from the Netflix series in an anime style. If this looks at all familiar, it’s because she did a similar thing for Game of Thrones last year.
And worry not, she included the famous Geralt in the bathtub scene. She probably knew she’d never hear the end of it if she didn’t include it!
The upcoming The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf will be a prequel to the Netflix show. It’s set to tell the story of Geralt’s master Vesemir and that character’s youthful adventures. A since deleted description from Netflix says: “Long before mentoring Geralt, Vesemir begins his own journey as a witcher after the mysterious Deglan claims him through the Law of Surprise.”
This new anime adaptation is probably at least a year away. But it’s okay! We have the games and the books to keep us busy. Oliveira’s art gives us a preview of what to expect. And we’re here for it. The artist states the Funimation anime series Fairy Gone inspired her.
If the upcoming movie looks as good as her versions, we think a lot of Witcher fans will be very pleased.
For more of these gorgeous anime Witcher art, be sure to scroll down and head over to Oliviera’s Instagram account.
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