As expected, Star Wars takes the anime route as it expands its already large galaxy located far, far away.
During the Anime Expo Lite in July, it was reported that seven anime studios will be animating the nine-episode anthology series, Star Wars: Visions, which will stream on Disney+.
A trailer from Lucasfilm featuring stunning animation and epic battle scenes has been released, showing fans a glimpse of what to expect. The trailer reveals new heroes, new villains, and some amazing new lightsabers. The company streamed both the English and Japanese versions of the trailer, announcing the cast for each version too.
As announced during Anime Expo Lite, the studios involved in this breathtaking project are Kamikaze Douga, Geno Studio (Twin Engine), Studio Colorido (Twin Engine), Trigger, Kinema Citrus, Science Saru, and Production IG. The Star Wars anime series will feature nine original stories overlaid with Japanese narration.
The studios and the episodes they produce are as follows:
Kamikaze Douga – “The Duel”
Geno Studio (Twin Engine) – “Lop and Ochō”
Studio Colorido (Twin Engine) – “Tatooine Rhapsody”
Trigger – “The Twins” and “The Elder”
Kinema Citrus – “The Village Bride”
Science Saru – “Akakiri” and “T0-B1”
Production IG – “The Ninth Jedi”
The English-dubbed cast includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lucy Liu, Henry Golding, Simu Liu, George Takei, Alison Brie, David Harbour, Karen Fukuhara, Bobby Moynihan, Neil Patrick Harris, Kimiko Glenn, Kyle Chandler, James Hong, Jordan Fisher, and more. Boba Fett will appear in one episode, voiced by actor Temuera Morrison.
Star Wars: Visions will debut on Disney+ on September 22. Disney previously described the project as “several of the leading Japanese anime studios offering a fresh and diverse cultural perspective” in 10 shorts this year.
What are your thoughts on the Star Wars: Visions trailer? Will you be watching this anime when it is released?
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