Anime fans and Star Wars enthusiasts will be delighted to know that the new anime anthology “Star Wars: Visions” release date has been set for September 22. Today Disney+ announced the release info via the Anime Expo Lite and gave us a teaser for the new anthology. For the series, seven leading Japanese anime studios will each express their own rendering of “Star Wars” using unique animation and storytelling styles.
Watch a special look into the creation of “Star Wars: Visions” below!
In their press release, Disney+ stated, “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”.
With that, you can also get a peek at the episodes their corresponding studios here:
Kamikaze Douga – “The Duel”
Geno Studio (Twin Engine) – “Lop and Ochō”
Studio Colorido (Twin Engine) – “Tatooine Rhapsody”
Trigger – “The Twins” and “The Elder”
Kinema Citrus – “The Village Bride”
Science Saru – “Akakiri” and “T0-B1”
Production IG – “The Ninth Jedi”
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