We can all profess that Star Wars have been on the rise lately, thanks to Disney Plus, after the debacle that was the last three films.
Shows such as The Mandalorian’s return to the roots, western style, and baby Yoda have single-handedly revived the series in pop culture.
Now the big mouse in his castle has smelled money and is doing what it does the best – bringing us spinoffs and sequels. So this latest news comes as no surprise.
Disney has announced that Star Wars: Vision is a new anime anthology series coming to Disney Plus on 22nd September 2021. Seven major Japanese anime studios will helm the anthology of nine short films.
The short sneak peek provides a wide-eye view of the art style and direction these different studios are taking, from katana lightsaber to Astro boy-inspired droid. As a result, the series mesh the unique Japanese anime style, but it also complements the existing Star Wars tone.
The video also looks at popular characters such as Jabba the Hutt in a chibi style. According to the officials, all the films will have a self-contained story with plot elements from the current star wars trope.
We can expect to see Force users and various space ships such as X-wing starfighters and a twin Star Destroyer, and much more.
The complete list of Star Wars: Vision includes:
|Kamikaze Douga||The Duel||Batman Ninja|
|Geno Studio (Twin Engine)||Lop and Ochō||Golden Kamuy|
|Studio Colorido (Twin Engine)||Tatooine Rhapsody||A Whisker Away|
|Trigger||The Twins||Kill La Kill|
|Trigger||The Elder||BNA: Brand New Animal|
|Kinema Citrus||The Village Bride||Tokyo Magnitude 8.0|
|Science Saru||Akakiri||Japan Sinks|
|Science Saru||T0-B1||Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!|
|Production IG||The Ninth Jedi||Ghost in the Shell|
The anime anthology comes in the backdrop of various anime acquisitions done by Netflix and Amazon Prime. Both the streaming sites have acquired scores of anime titles in the past month, with Amazon bagging the rights to the Rebuild of Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise.
Considering the lack of anime in Disney Plus, Star Wars Vision seems like a strategic move by Disney to get exclusive anime without licensing them from Japanese studios.
With the new show announcement, both otakus and Star War fans are overjoyed. If you belong to any of the categories, don’t miss out on Visions this September.
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.