Lucasfilm has unleashed a Special Look trailer for the upcoming anime anthology, Star Wars: Visions. Coming to Disney+ on September 22, Star Wars: Visions finds seven Japanese anime studios joining forces to present 10 fantastic visions to fans. Making up the variety of teams for this special anthology are Kamikaze Douga, Geno Studio (Twin Engine), Studio Colorido (Twin Engine), Trigger, Kinema Citrus, Science Saru, and Production IG.
Each studio will apply its signature look and skills to deliver Star Wars stories unlike fans have ever seen before.
Here are the names of all nine episodes and their corresponding studios:
Kamikaze Douga – “The Duel”
Geno Studio (Twin Engine) – “Lop and Och?”
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”
“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,” Disney Plus stated in a press release on Saturday. “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.”
If you ask me, Star Wars: Visions looks and feels an awful lot like 2003’s The Animatrix, and I am all about it. It’s nice to see such a diverse take on the Star Wars lore on display in this trailer, and the passion behind the creators is inspired. After all, people’s love for Star Wars is universal, and a bit of variety could go a long way for the beloved sci-fi franchise. All I know is that I’m digging the look and feel of a lot of these new stories, and I can’t wait to see what everyone brings to the plate.