Disney+ have released a trailer announcing the Anime studios involved in the upcoming anthology series
Last weekend, at Anime Expo Lite, seven Japanese anime studios were announced for Star Wars Visions; a series of short files to be streamed on Disney+.
First announced way back in December 2020, the anthology promises a fresh take on the Star Wars universe with stories which may feature either established or original characters and are not necessarily tied into established chronology.
Lucasfilm executive producer James Waugh explained:
“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. 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.”
The series will consist of nine films:
- ‘The Duel’ from Kamikaze Douga, ‘Lop and Ochō’ from Geno Studio (Twin Engine), ‘Tatooine Rhapsody’ from Studio Colorido (Twin Engine), ‘The Twins’ & ‘The Elder’ from Trigger, ‘The Village Bride’ from Kinema Citrus, ‘Akakiri’ & ‘T0-B1′ from Science Saru and ‘The Ninth Jedi’ from Production IG.
For more information about the films and their individual styles, there’s a great article up at StarWars.com and you can experience the whole of Star Wars Visions on Disney+ from Wednesday 22nd September 2021.