For those of you who always thought Star Wars would make an awesome anime, be prepared. A trailer for Star Wars: Visions, an anthology series coming to Disney+ later this year, displayed seven different animation styles and short snippets of the stories to come.
In Star Wars: Visions, seven animation studios are working to produce nine different shorts. Production I.G. (Ghost In The Shell, Psycho-Pass, Attack on Titan) and Studio Trigger (Kill la Kill, Promare, Little Witch Academia) are taking a crack at crafting stories set in a galaxy far, far away as well as Geno Studio (Golden Kamuy), Science SARU (Devilman Crybaby), and others.
James Waugh, executive producer and Lucasfilm Vice President, commented on Star Wars: Visions:
Their stories showcase the full spectrum 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 storytellers.”
Some of the shorts will take place within the existing Star Wars timeline, but others will be more loosely connected to the larger galactic happenings.
A blog post on StarWars.com also detailed the voice actors, English and Japanese, involved with the Star Wars: Visions shorts. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Neil Patrick Harris, Simu Liu, Alison Brie, David Harbour, George Takei, Lucy Liu, and many more plan to lend their voices.
Star Wars: Visions will premiere on Disney+ on September 22.
If that’s not enough Star Wars for you, plenty is coming to the streaming service this year. The Bad Batch‘s first season just came to an end. The Book of Boba Fett and the third season of The Mandalorian are set to release this December.
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