Disney has announced a new product around Star Wars. It is a new anime anthology called Visions, created by seven Japanese studios, which will premiere on Disney Plus in September 2021.
Disney gave the studios some creative freedom, seeking each one to bring their own perspective on the Star Wars universe and providing a collection of original animated shorts.
When is Star Wars: Visions released?
It has been confirmed that Star Wars: Visions It will premiere on Disney Plus on September 22, 2021. It is not yet known if new episodes will be released weekly, but there will be nine shorts in total.
What is Star Wars: Visions about?
Star Wars: Visions It will be an anthological series, and each installment will have its own story arc and its own characters. This has allowed the creators of the anime to explore the Star Wars universe without the shackles of an ongoing storyline.
In addition, each short will have a completely unique art style, with an episode almost entirely in black and white.
Here are the names of each movie and which studio produced them:
- Kamikaze Douga – The Duel
- Geno Studio (Twin Engine) – Lop and Ochō
- Studio Colorful (Twin Engine) – Rhapsody by Tatooine
- Trigger – The Twins and the Old Man
- Kinema Citrus – The People’s Bride
- Science Saru – Akakiri and T0-B1
- Production IG – The Ninth Jedi
Some of the more interesting new items on the list are a chibi-style rock opera about the franchise, an episode about twins born into the dark side (Luke and Leia parallels), and an Astro Boy-inspired short. One of the episodes will also be related to the upcoming official Star Wars novel, Ronin.
What will be the cast of Star Wars: Visions?
There are seven confirmed studios working on the shorts: Kamikaze Douga, Geno Studio (Twin Engine), Studio Colorful (Twin Engine), Trigger, Kinema Citrus, Science Saru, and Production IG. All scores are original, and the music for The Ninth Jedi has been recorded at the Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall.
The series will be executive produced by Justin Leach, Jacqui Lopez, Josh Rimes, Kanako Shirasaki and James Waugh. As these are anime shorts, voice acting will be the order of the day when it comes to casting, though names have yet to be confirmed.
We’ve seen other anime compendia appear in recent years, with the 2019 Netflix series Love, Death & Robots that brings together a wide variety of stories and settings in an excellent 18-episode run that could be a template for Star Wars: Visions.
Where can I watch Star Wars: Visions?
When Star Wars: Visions arrives, it will be exclusive to Disney Plus, like the other entries in the new Star Wars canon. In our Star Wars guide at Disney Plus Spain you will find all the current offer: the movies and programs.
Star Wars: Visions Trailer
We already have our first look at Star Wars: Visions, which includes concept art of some familiar faces, as well as interviews with the team. Check it out below:
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