Star Wars: Visions is the latest addition to the legendary Star Wars franchise. What makes this newest installment even more precious for otakus is that several celebrated anime studios from Japan will be putting their own spin on the series.
The idea behind Visions is to offer “a fresh and diverse cultural perspective to Star Wars.” Thus, we are here to give you every detail you could possibly need for the upcoming series.
Star Wars: Visions is set to premiere on 22nd September on Disney+ with nine episodes. Although ten episodes were initially announced last year, they were shortened to nine in this year’s Anime Expo Lite.
The studios participating in this grand event are Kamikaze Douga, Twin Engine, Trigger, Kinema Citrus, Production I.G., and Science SARU.
Two trailers have been revealed for this project so far. The latest trailer gives us a glimpse into each of the nine original episodes, and their various animation styles and storytelling techniques are enough to give me goosebumps.
A trailer from last month gave us the backstory on how the Visions project came into being. The team behind the Star Wars franchise has always been inspired by anime and wanted to bring in a fresh take.
The studios they approached readily took up the idea as avid Star Wars fans could be found in each.
With nine different episodes, keeping track of them is bound to get tricky. If you are interested in only episodes from specific studios, we have a complete list to keep track of them right here.
|Original Episode Title||Studio||Other Works by Studio||Director||Other Works by Director|
|The Duel||Kamikaze Douga||Amanatsu (OVA)||Takanobu Mizuno||--|
|Lop and Ocho||Geno Studio||Golden Kamuy||Yuki Igarashi||Wonderland (Key Animation)|
|Tatooine Rhapsody||Studio Colorado||A Whisker Away||Taku Kimura||A Place Further Than the Universe (Assistent Director)|
|Kill La Kill||Hiroyuki Imaishi||Promare|
|The Elder||Masahiko Otsuka||Gurren Lagan|
|The Village Bride||Kinema Citrus||Barakamon||Hitoshi Haga||The Rising of the Shield Hero|
|Akakiri||Science SARU||DEVILMAN Crybaby||Eunyoung Choi||Black Lagoon (Key Animation)|
|T0-B1||Abel Góngora||Ride Your Wave (Key Animation)|
|The Ninth Jedi||Production I.G||Neon Genesis Evangelion||Kenji Kamiyama||Ghost in the Shell|
Kevin Penkin is composing the theme of “The Village Bride,” and Michiru Osama is composing for “The Twins and “The Elder” from Studio Trigger.
Even a new virtual novel based on “The Duel” called “Ronin: A Visions Novel” written by Emma Mieko Candon and is set for release on October 12, 2021.
From Japanese lore alternate history in “The Duel” to exploring more about the Jedi Knights in “The Ninth Jedi,” the upcoming series will be full of pleasant surprises.
With so many renowned directors and studios working on Visions, Star Wars is bound to get a considerable boost this fall.
About Star Wars
Star Wars is a space opera franchise created by George Lucas. It all started off in 1977 with its very first film. The series has branched out into several media including tv series, video games, comics, and novels to name a few.
The film is focused on an era where humans co-existed with other species as well as robots. The original film covers the story of Luke Skywalker who is caught in the conflict between the Empire and Rebellion.
In 2021, the franchise released the Star Wars: Visions project which has an anthology of animated shorts from different Japanese anime studios.
Source: Star Wars Disney+