Lucasfilm has released the first trailer for its latest show, Star Wars: Visions.
Premiering exclusively on Disney+, Star Wars: Visions is an upcoming anthology series that will tell new Star Wars stories through the lens of various Japanese anime creators. There will be nine animated shorts in total, each of which can be viewed with either the original Japanese voice cast or an English dub.
While anime fans typically lean toward the original Japanese language tracks, Star Wars: Visions does benefit from a notable English voice cast. It includes Temuera Morrison, Jango Fett and Boba Fett’s original actor, as well as other recognizable talents such as Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Mortal Kombat), Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels), and Neil Patrick Harris (Starship Troopers).
“Lucasfilm is partnering with seven of the most talented anime studios in Japan to bring their signature style and unique vision of the Star Wars galaxy to this inspired new series,” says James Waugh, executive producer and Lucasfilm Vice President, Franchise Content & Strategy.
“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.”
Star Wars: Visions will begin streaming exclusively on Disney+ beginning on September 22, 2021.
The studios creating the nine shorts include 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”; and Production I.G. – “The Ninth Jedi.”
Source: Star Wars