Stephen King’s IT Gets an Anime Makeover

Becoming the highest-grossing R-rated horror film of all times, Stephen King‘s highly-acclaimed story of Pennywise, IT became a widespread movie success. Tim Curry was an unforgettable embodiment of the Dancing Clown in the 1990 miniseries, but the popularity of the new movie was beyond critics wildest expectations. Andy Muschietti‘s vision has proven that the story earned a fresh spin and passing other blockbusters, such as The Exorcist, IT deserves a new adaptation from time-to-time.

Drawn and colored by Mike Anderson, the first artwork is taken from the scene when the unfortunate Georgie Denbrough gets a little too close to Pennywise. The clown’s wicked grin and menacing gaze got captured flawlessly by the artist, and we can already feed the goosebumps running up our neck imaging the scene when Pennywise hands over his paper boat. The second one gives a complete look at the clown, his costume, and the signature red balloons.

Our first impression was that these artworks could serve as a perfect base for an anime movie adaptation Kyoto Animation or other studios known for their meticulous attention to details. And with recent announcements like the over-the-top ‘Batman Ninja’ anime adaptation, maybe we will see more cult western movies and books, such as IT, turned into anime in the future.

What did you think about Anderson’s Pennywise pinups? Share your thoughts in the comment section below and don’t forget to check out his other anime-inspired works, such as TNMT, Stranger Things and more!

Also if you have enjoyed these artworks, make sure to take a look at this awesome take on The Fith Element‘s most memorable scenes in 90s-style anime art direction by Ahriman.

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