A first look at the upcoming series of short films titled Star Wars: Visions has been released. The series is a collection of anime shorts set in the universe of the iconic science-fiction franchise created by George Lucas. It will be produced by seven different Japanese anime studios who will oversee the production of the shorts that they sponsor. It will be one of the first major productions set in the world of Star Wars that will not have any major input from Lucasfilm or the Walt Disney Company since its acquisition of the company back in 2012. It will also be the first major anime for Star Wars.

The seven main Japanese anime companies that will work on Star Wars: Visions will include Kamikaze Douga, Geno Studio (Twin Engine), Studio Colorido (Twin Engine), Trigger, Kinema Citrus, Science Saru and Production IG. The series is said to consist of nine shorts. Kamikaze Douga will create “The Duel,” Geno Studio will create “Lop and Ochō, Studio Colorido will make “Tatooine Rhapsody,” Kinema Citrus will make “The Village Bride,” Production IG will make “The Ninth Jedi,” Science Saru will create the shorts “Akakiri” and “T0-B1” while Trigger will make the shorts “The Twins” and “The Elder.”

Disney+ has expressed its excitement at the new show and bringing in foreign studios to help. “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,” Disney+ stated in a press release on Saturday. “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.”

Star Wars: Visions is expected to air on Disney+ on September 22.


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