Star Wars: Visions has a new trailer. The upcoming animated sci-fi anthology series Star Wars: Visions is nearly upon us. Seven Japanese animation studios are creating nine different short films, all set within the Star Wars universe, but separate from the Skywalker saga, therefore allowing them to explore the wider galaxy. They will still use the lore and the canon.
James Waugh told the Anime-Expo panel last year:
“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.”
Animation studios and artists involved include Studio Trigger, Production IG, Science SARU, and Kamikaze Douga. Filmmakers at those studios and others, such as Takanobu Mizuno, Hiroyuki Imaishi, Eunyoung Choi, Abel Gongora and Kenji Kamiyama will contribute.
Each studio will use its own signature style in its own segment. Now a new trailer has been released.
The series will be available on Disney+ starting September 22nd.
The episodes have been described in turn. The story of The Duel was specifically billed as an alternate history pulled from Japanese lore. Lop and Ochō is set during the reign of the Galactic Empire between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.
The Elder is set sometime before The Phantom Menace while The Twins involves remnants of the “Imperial Army” after the events of The Rise of Skywalker.
The Ninth Jedi will explore what became of the Jedi Knights after The Rise of Skywalker.
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