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Star Wars: Visions Brings Animated Shorts to Life

At the Anime Expo Lite, Disney+ announced the names of the seven Japanese anime studios bringing their unique talent and perspective to Star Wars: Visions. You can watch the first look using the player below!

Star Wars: Visions is a collection of animated short films from Lucasfilm that will stream exclusively on Disney+. All episodes will be released on Disney+ September 22, 2021.

Star Wars: Visions Brings Animated Shorts to Life

The anime studios revealed were Kamikaze Douga, Geno Studio (Twin Engine), Studio Colorido (Twin Engine), Trigger, Kinema Citrus, Science Saru, and Production IG.

Each studio will use their signature animation and storytelling styles to realize their own visions of the galaxy far, far away.

Star Wars: Visions

Lucasfilm’s Jacqui Lopez (Executive Producer), James Waugh (Executive Producer), Josh Rimes (Executive Producer), and Qubic Pictures’ Justin Leach (Co-Executive Producer) and Kanako Shirasaki (Producer) were on hand at the event.

The group revealed each studio and gave fans a special look at the environment and concept art as they debuted the title and first details of each short.

Star Wars: Visions

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.

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 STUDIOS AND TITLES

Kamikaze Douga – The Duel

Geno Studio (Twin Engine) – Lop and Ochō

Studio Colorido (Twin Engine) – Tatooine Rhapsody

Trigger – The Twins

Trigger – The Elder

Kinema Citrus – The Village Bride

Science Saru – Akakiri

Science Saru – T0-B1

Production IG – The Ninth Jedi

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