Disney is adding more Star Wars universe to its streaming service. This time it’s a Japanese Anime-style show called Star Wars: Visions.
Disney is revealing its new Star Wars: Visions anime versions of the popular space story. The news Star Wars: Visions shows will air exclusively on Disney Plus or (Disney+) starting on September 22nd, 2021. In fact, all of the shows will drop at the same time. Here is a look at what you can expect.
Star Wars: Visions which is Japanese Anime-style
Today at Anime Expo Lite, Disney+ announced the names of the seven Japanese anime studios bringing their unique talent and perspective to “Star Wars: Visions”—a collection of animated short films from Lucasfilm that will stream exclusively on Disney+—and offered fans an exciting special look.
The anime studios revealed were Kamikaze Douga, Geno Studio (Twin Engine), Studio Colorido (Twin Engine), Trigger, Kinema Citrus, Science Saru, and Production IG. Each studio will use its signature animation and storytelling styles to realize its own visions of the galaxy far, far away.
Lucasfilm’s Jacqui Lopez (Executive Producer), James Waugh (Executive Producer), Josh Rimes (Executive Producer), and Qubic Pictures’ Justin Leach (Co-Executive Producer) and Kanako Shirasaki (Producer) were on hand at the event to reveal each studio and give fans a special look at the environment and concept art as they debuted the title and first details of each short.
- Kamikaze Douga – The Duel
- Geno Studio (Twin Engine)– Lop and Ochō
- Studio Colorido (Twin Engine)– Tatooine Rhapsody
- Trigger – The Twins
- Trigger– The Elder
- Kinema Citrus– The Village Bride
- Science Saru– Akakiri
- Science Saru– T0-B1
- Production IG– The Ninth Jedi
As a first formal venture into anime, each “Star Wars: Visions” short bears a unique Japanese sensibility, which in many ways aligns with the tone and spirit of Star Wars storytelling. From the beginning, stories told in the Star Wars galaxy have counted Japanese mythology and the films of Akira Kurosawa among their many influences, and these new visions will further explore that cultural heritage through the unique animation style and perspective of each anime studio.
All episodes of “Star Wars: Visions” will be released on Disney+ on September 22, 2021.
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