What a time to be alive! In a move that was predicted by virtually no one, Disney have announced an upcoming Star Wars Anime anthology series, Star Wars Visions launching later this year.
The series trailer shows a glimpse of the maddening antics expected for this series, with captivating visuals, glorious over-the-top action, and yes…a heck of a lot of crazy lightsabers.
The series will consist of nine animated shorts which can be viewed either with the original Japanese voice cast or the English dub cast, which includes returning Star Wars actors such as Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett. The series will be available to stream in its entirety on Disney+ on September 22nd.
Executive Producer and Lucasfilm Vice President James Waugh said that Lucasfilm is partnering with 7 anime studios from Japan in order to bring us new visually stunning Star Wars stories.
Lucasfilm is partnering with seven of the most talented anime studios in Japan to bring their signature style and unique vision of the Star Wars galaxy to this inspired new series. Their stories showcase the full sprectrum of bold storytelling found across Japanese animation; each told with a freshness and voice that expands our understanding of what a Star Wars story can be, and celebrates a galaxy that has been such an inspiration to so many visionary storytellersJames Waugh – executive producer anf Lucasfilm Vice President
The studios creating the 9 shorts include Kamikaze Douga – “The Duel”; Geno Studio (Twin Engine) – “Lop and Ochō”; Studio Colorido (Twin Engine) – “Tatooine Rhapsody”; TRIGGER – “The Twins” and “The Elder”; Kinema Citrus – “The Village Bride”; Science Saru – “Akakiri” and “T0-B1”; and Production I.G. – “The Ninth Jedi.”
Are you excited for this bizarre but nonetheless amazing looking series? What famous Star Wars characters do you want to see given the anime treatment? Let us know in the comments below!