Star Wars is so vast and all-encompassing as a franchise, that the galaxy far, far away can play host to so many different styles and genres of storytelling. But while western animation is certainly no stranger to Star Wars, now creatives from Japan are taking the lead on a new series that wants to bring fresh eyes to that vast galaxy.
As part of a panel at Anime Expo Lite this weekend, producers Jacqui Lopez, James Waugh, Josh Rimes, Justin Leach, and Kanako Shirasaki gave us our first glimpse at what to expect from Star Wars Visions. Previously teased as a 10-part anthology series, Visions will feature animated shorts from multiple Japanese creative teams — including Trigger, Production IG, Kamikaze Douga, Kinema Citrus, Geno Studio, and more — bringing their own spin to all eras of Star Wars.
Seven Japanese anime studios bring their unique talent and perspective to #StarWarsVisions, a collection of animated Original Short Films, streaming September 22 on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/s59fbG7s2f
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) July 3, 2021
Star Wars Visions is set to hit Disney+ later this year, with the upcoming tie-in novel Ronin, by Emma Mieko Candon, set to release in October.