Star Wars: Visions

Star Wars, the galaxy far, far, away and Anime are coming together in a new anthology of animated shorts.

On Saturday Disney Plus unveiled the first look at “Star Wars: Visions,” a new anime anthology series coming to the streaming service in September. Seven Japanese anime studios will be producing the nine short films and each studio will use their signature animation and storytelling styles to bring their own unique vision to the “Star Wars” universe.

While developing Star Wars: Visions, Lucasfilm allowed the Japanese studios to tell the stories they were wanting to tell. The studios could feature already established characters or create their own original characters without having to tie into the chronology of the Star Wars universe.

Here are the titles of all nine episodes along with their corresponding studios.

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”

Star Wars: Visions will be available to stream September 22 on Disney Plus

As a first formal venture into anime, each “Star Wars: Visions” short bears a unique Japanese sensibility, which in many ways aligns with the tone and spirit of Star Wars storytelling. From the beginning, stories told in the Star Wars galaxy have counted Japanese mythology and the films of Akira Kurosawa among their many influences, and these new visions will further explore that cultural heritage through the unique animation style and perspective of each anime studio.



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