Wednesday 18 August 2021

Anime awakens in Star Wars: Visions

Lucasfilm has released the first trailer for Star Wars: Visions and I've not been this excited about anime since reading Anime UK/FX magazine in the early nineties.

Here's the official series synopsis:

"'Star Wars: Visions' will be a series of animated short films celebrating 'Star Wars' through the lens of the world's best anime creators. The anthology collection will bring ten fantastic visions from several of the leading Japanese anime studios, offering a fresh and diverse cultural perspective to 'Star Wars.'"

As executive producer and Lucasfilm Vice President, Franchise Content & Strategy James Waugh says:

“Lucasfilm is partnering with seven of the most talented anime studios in Japan to bring their signature style and unique vision of the Star Wars galaxy to this inspired new series. Their stories showcase the full spectrum of bold storytelling found across Japanese animation; each told with a freshness and voice that expands our understanding of what a Star Wars story can be, and celebrates a galaxy that has been such an inspiration to so many visionary storytellers.”

Star Wars: Visions will be available in both English and Japanese versions. The English voice cast includes: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises), Alison Brie (GLOW), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Lucy Liu (Kill Bill), David Harbour (Stranger things), Henry Golding (Snake Eyes), and Temuera Morrison, who will reprise his role as Boba Fett.

Lucasfilm revealed the nine episode titles during Anime Expo Lite:

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

All nine episodes of Star Wars: Visions will be released on Disney+ 22nd September.

Are you looking forward to Star Wars: Visions on Disney+? Let me know in the comments below.

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