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The Last of Us Part 2 Fan Art Showcases the Game as a Stunning Anime Series

By Rachael Fiddis

August 11, 2021

A talented artist has taken the heartache and emotionally charged scenes from The Last of Us Part 2 and turned them into beautiful anime fan art.

As if you needed a reminder of the heartbreak and utter horror that lies beneath the post-apocalyptic world of The Last of Us, someone goes and creates fan art of those scenes that will haunt us forever.

Thankfully, Caro Oliveira, an illustrator and concept artist based in Lisbon, Portugal, crafts spectacular pieces of art of the popular franchise that almost makes us forget how cruel and calculating (albeit amazing) TLOU2 truly is.

The Last of Us Part II – Official Story Trailer | PS4

The Last of Us Part II – Official Story Trailer | PS4

Caro, who has previously worked with Netflix, takes the gut-wrenching moments many of us have witnessed from The Last of Us 2 and projected a softer lens on them by turning those iconic scenes into anime art. Although still horrific, Caro’s approach certainly adds a different vibe to the bleak dismantling of the human condition.

Some of the grim scenes include Dina holding Ellie close before she takes off on her mission to find, and end, Abby with the emotional words “I don’t want to lose you”. Caro also takes the impactful and difficult to watch moment where Abby takes her revenge on Joel as he lies helpless on the floor. Her words “you don’t get to rush this” will send shivers down the spine of those who have had to endure this moment for the second time.

It’s not only Part 2 we get an anime insight into. Caro also takes some of those familiar scenes from The Last of Us and gives it an anime spin. My personal favourite is TLOU‘s DLC Left Behind scene where Ellie and Riley are weighing up their options after all hope is lost with Riley suggesting to wait it out and “be all poetic and lose our minds together”.

The artwork is truly stunning and it’s clear to see that an amine version of the franchise could be done as we’ve seen with The Witcher and many other games. Make sure you head over to Caro’s personal website to browse through their many other artistic projects.

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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor & Head of Stakeholder Relations, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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