We’re finally getting a first look at Star Wars: Visions which is set to be released on Disney+ on September 22.
The seven Japanese anime studios that are behind the short films in the series were announced by the platform at the Anime Expo Lite. Each of the studios will be giving their take on the Star Wars universe with their signature animation and storytelling styles.
The names of the nine episodes and their corresponding studios are:
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”
“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,” Disney+ said during their press release.
They also released a special look trailer which shows the creation of Star Wars: Visions. Check it out below.