Disney+ and Lucasfilm recently unveiled the Special Look of new anime anthology series ‘Star Wars: Visions’. The streamer announced that the anthology, celebrating the Star Wars universe through the lens of some of the world’s best anime creators, will premiere on the Platform on September 22.
Seven leading Japanese anime studios will bring their unique signature animation and narrative styles to create their vision of George Lucas’ epic Star Wars galaxy with nine short films in the ‘Star Wars: Visions’ series.
These anime studios include Kamikaze Douga, Geno Studio, Studio Colorido, Trigger, Kinema Citrus, Science Saru and Production IG.
With numerous acknowledgments of the influence of Japanese mythology and Akira Kurosawa’s film ‘The Hidden Fortress’ on the galaxy-spanning sci-fi adventure, the prospect of developing it with reference to the Japanese cultural heritage has created a lot of excitement among those at helm in these studios.
The anthology, expected to offer a fresh and diverse cultural perspective to Star Wars, will be executive produced by Lucasfilm’s Jacqui Lopez, James Waugh, and Josh Rimes, along with Justin Leach from Qubic Pictures.
Catch the special look trailer of ‘Star Wars: Visions’ here: