Lucasfilm and Disney just announced that Star Wars: Vision is coming on September 22, with an official teaser whetting our appetite.
Seven Japanese anime studios bring their unique talent and perspective to #StarWarsVisions, a collection of animated Original Short Films, streaming September 22 on @DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/vnPLgETmMg
— Star Wars (@starwars) July 3, 2021
Star Wars: Vision is an animated anthology celebrating the Star Wars legacy through the lens of seven well-known Japanese studios. There will be nine short episodes in total, each featuring the studio’s signature aesthetics and narrative styles. Even if the familiar characters show up in the episodes, Lucasfilm has given the studio the capacity to weave their distinctive threads that don’t need to overlap with the main Star Wars series. The audiences are expected to witness a wild imagination with the least amount of restriction.
“We really wanted to give these creators a wide creative berth to explore all the imaginative potential of the Star Wars galaxy through the unique lens of anime,” James Waugh, the vice president of Lucasfilm, said. “We realized we wanted these to be as authentic as possible to the studios and creators who are making them, made through their unique process, in a medium they’re such experts at. So the idea was, this is their vision riffing off all the elements of the Star Wars galaxy that inspired them — hopefully to make a really incredible anthology series, unlike anything we’ve seen before in the Star Wars galaxy.”
Below is the full list of studios and episodes:
- 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
According to the director Taku Kimura, Tattoine Rhapsody will be an intriguing rock opera style, while Hitoshi Haga aims to infuse Japanese culture of mountains in The Village Bride. Kamikaze Douga’s The Duel, on the other hand, is a mostly black-and-white film involving samurai-like Jedi and Sith warriors.