George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, has stated that he drew a lot of inspiration from Japanese mythology and Akira Kurosawa’s films, and this influence has been poured into all of his films to date. Now, we’re coming full circle back to that inspiration with a 9-episode long anime series called “Star Wars: Visions!” Its initial release will be comprised of short animated films from various Japanese animation studios that present a different cultural perspective to Star Wars!
And, boy, does this project have one hell of a studio presence behind it! Each episode will be animated by a different studio – the list of participants below:
- Kamikaze Douga
- Geno Studio
- Studio Colorido
- Kinema Citrus
- Science SARU
- Production IG
Trigger and Science SARU get to be the special snowflakes of the group, dedicating themselves to animating two episodes in the series instead of just one.
Star Wars: Visions will be a series of animated short films celebrating the Star Wars galaxy through the lens of the world’s best anime creators. This anthology collection will bring ten fantastic visions from several of the leading Japanese anime studios, offering a fresh and diverse cultural perspective to Star Wars.Katheen Kennedy on Disney Investor Day 2020
Check out the video above for some of the example animation used in the series! To watch this animated anthology, you’ll have to hit up Disney+ on September 22, 2021. All nine episodes will be released at once, so you can enjoy binging a bunch of diverse animation all in one go!
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