Seven Japanese anime studios bring their one of a kind prowess and point of view to Star Wars: Visions, a collection of animated Original Short Films, streaming September 22 on Disney+.
The anime studios unveiled were Kamikaze Douga, Geno Studio (Twin Engine), Studio Colorido (Twin Engine), Trigger, Kinema Citrus, Science Saru, and Production IG. Each studio will use their signature animation and storytelling styles to notice their 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 unveil each studio and give fans a special look at the ecosystem and idea 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 one of a kind Japanese sensibility, which in many ways aligns with the tone and spirit of Star Wars storytelling. From the start, tales told in the Star Wars galaxy have counted Japanese mythology and the films of Akira Kurosawa amidst their many influences, and these new visions will further investigate that cultural legacy through the one of a kind animation style and viewpoint of each anime studio.
All episodes of “Star Wars: Visions” will be released on Disney+ September 22, 2021.
For more on “Star Wars: Visions,” visit StarWars.com.
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I bet nothing of that will become canon, but I like the idea to give Japanese anime studios a free pass to their take on the SW franchise. And the samurai lore and style is part of the SW foundation, so it makes a lot of sense. I am really exited for this and I bet it will be crazy but fun 🙂
I’m curious as to whether or not these are going to be cannon stories or not because I saw Boba Fett in there and want to know if there will be implications from an outside studio writing an in-universe story for an established character
O hell yes!
good good luck
Did he say “Ah-nime”?