making something into an anime is a deliberate stylistic choice, just as cartoon violence, chunky character models and 60s memorabilia were a deliberate choice when building the overall TF2 feel. that feel is as far from anime as you can get, so yes - as an officially licensed stylistic interpretation it would be awkward, out of place, and make absolutely zero sense. obvs fans may interpret their media however they like, the freedom of expression being the wonderful and inspiring thing about fan art.
Well would it truly be bad? For instance: the realistic imagery of the tf2 canon comics have little to do with the actual game and indeed differentiate from the into tail style aiming for a more realistic look.
Building upon that, anime can indeed achieve the same impact and stylistic models if done correctly thus making it similar to the game itself only on a 2-D scale and creating a more story based scenario
Not only that but many forms of media canonly derive a path from their original styles and indeed end up with very good outcomes. Example: batman arkham origins took a step away from the overall cartoony yet still morbid view of batman and added a very gritty, even more morbid yet very appealing and engrossing environment.
And no I'm not opposed to your argument about fans having the ability to create such masterpieces as yours (LOVE 'I win maggot' btw) however I do find your lack of an open media mind to be very closed minded and borderline hypocritical
yep I agree on the cartoony/gritty realism thing here, the TF2 comics handle it almost satirically or parodically, which respects the spirit of the game and actually adds more depth into the continuity. I should know, I drew one of them
I only lack faith in the ability of the current anime creators and marketers to come up with a product that would respect that impact you mentioned. the anime/manga industries today are full of otakus making products for other otakus. this works to further promote only certain tropes within the medium, which ultimately leads to (or how I see it, has already lead to) a stagnation of potential. hate to say it, but the problem with modern anime is that it's catered to a very isolated group of fans by a very isolated group of fans.
see, it's not simply an aesthetic issue. it breaks down to what these visual choices have devolved to represent. the anime industry, as it is now, would represent TF2 very poorly.
This does look like a screencap from a real animated series. I love it! An interesting concept, how do Engie and Medic interact when they aren't fighting for their lives? And who has the greater sanity of the two? Watching the Meet the Team videos, it seemed that Engie was the most laid back of the group, but after delving deeper into the world of the game, I find subtle things about his behavior downright unnerving. At least we know the extent of the Medic's insanity (or at least I hope). If even the Medic has to diagnose Engie as insane...oh man.