Meet the Samurai ThunderCats of ancient Japan in this awesome fanart

The new ThunderCats cartoon was sadly canceled after a single season; perhaps they should have looked to Phil Postma's radical samurai-themed redesigns for inspiration. Here's a massive gallery of Postma's ancient Japanese ThunderCats, as well as their nemesis Mumm-Ra.

Meet the Samurai ThunderCats of ancient Japan in this awesome fanart

Meet the Samurai ThunderCats of ancient Japan in this awesome fanart

Meet the Samurai ThunderCats of ancient Japan in this awesome fanart

Meet the Samurai ThunderCats of ancient Japan in this awesome fanart

Meet the Samurai ThunderCats of ancient Japan in this awesome fanart

Meet the Samurai ThunderCats of ancient Japan in this awesome fanart

Meet the Samurai ThunderCats of ancient Japan in this awesome fanart

Meet the Samurai ThunderCats of ancient Japan in this awesome fanart

Meet the Samurai ThunderCats of ancient Japan in this awesome fanart

Meet the Samurai ThunderCats of ancient Japan in this awesome fanart

First of all, I love how anytime someone redesigns the ThunderCats, Mumm-Ra in his Ever-living form invariably looks exactly the same, because his original design is just that awesome. Second of all, holy shit Snarf. This is the first time in the history of the world Snarf has ever been intimidating.

Anyways, you can buy prints of all of these — as well as check out a few more redesigns of Mumm-Ra's evil minions — at Postma's store here. And make sure to check out the rest of his artwork at his official site, too.

[Via Xombie Dirge]