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Behold, It’s the Overwatch Anime Intro You Didn’t Know You Needed in Your Life

It’s the show you never knew you really wanted.

Folks have been flocking to Overwatch in droves, making it one of the most talked about games of the year. It’s in that talking that fans of Overwatch have begun to develop their own alternate universes and original content based on the game’s rich characters, all of which now have incredibly detailed, fleshed out backgrounds. Enter: the Overwatch anime intro.

Equal parts overstimulating and endearing, this Overwatch intro nails a lot of the same anime intro tropes that you’ve likely come to expect from your favorite shows: people running, comic relief punctuating action sequences, a lot of gazing into the camera over one’s shoulder, things like that. If you’re curious, the title of the song is “Savior of Song,” by My First Story. This version in particular is performed by Nano, lifted directly from an anime known as Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova, or Arpeggio of Blue Steel (which is about naval combat, I guess).

The only thing that’s really missing from this intro (and the couple more like it over on Polygon), is the vast, vast amount of cherry blossoms that seem to be in every anim—oh.

Nevermind.

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Jessica Lachenal is a writer who doesn’t talk about herself a lot, so she isn’t quite sure how biographical info panels should work. But here we go anyway. She's the Weekend Editor for The Mary Sue, a Contributing Writer for The Bold Italic (thebolditalic.com), and a Staff Writer for Spinning Platters (spinningplatters.com). She's also been featured in Model View Culture and Frontiers LA magazine, and on Autostraddle. She hopes this has been as awkward for you as it has been for her.