Disney has dropped an extended teaser of the upcoming Star Wars: Visions anime trilogy which will launch later this year.
The series will feature shorts from iconic Japanese studios like Kamikaze Douga, Geno Studio, Studio. Each short will be a unique take on the Star Wars series, mixing the typical sensibilities with typically anime-focused tropes.
Disney announced Star Wars: Visions back in 2019, although this is the first actual look at the series since it’s announcement.
Visions is just one of many Star Wars projects in development, as Disney is also working on an Obi-Wan Kenobi series, a Boba Fett series and also a rumoured new trilogy of films.
A full-circle moment
The official synopsis for Star Wars: Visions reads: “From the beginning, stories told in the Star Wars galaxy have counted Japanese mythology and the films of Akira Kurosawa among their many influences.
“These new visions will further explore that cultural heritage through the unique animation style and perspective of each anime studio,” the synopsis adds. George Lucas was originally inspired by Japanese culture, meaning Visions is a full-circle moment for the series.
Shorts in the series will include:
- Kamikaze Douga - The Duel
- Geno Studio (Twin Engine) - Lop and Ochō
- Studio Colorido (Twin Engine) - Tatooine Rhapsody
- Trigger - The Twins
- Trigger - The Elder
- Kinema Citrus - The Village Bride
- Science Saru - Akakiri
- Science Saru - T0-B1
- Production IG - The Ninth Jedi
The entire series will arrive on Disney+ on September 22.
The special look video, first reported by Syfy, linked above shows several visual peaks at episodes in the series. Episodes teased include an Astro Boy inspired character straight out of the 1950s, several Akira Kurosawa inspired stills and moments and lots of unique, original character designs.