Because everything is better with samurai. This latest thematic mash-up comes from Kevin Ryhal and blends the samurai/mecha aesthetic flawlessly with the Dark Lord of the Sith. This is a concept I’ve been fascinated with for quite some time due the unlikely relationship between George Lucas and Akira Kurosawa, whose works are forever entwined. The addition of the mecha aspect is fitting because of the tremendous influence Kurosawa’s works had on many anime creators. Not the first time I’ve seen this combination and hopefully not the last either.