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New Star Wars Anime Announced, Will Be Inspired By Traditional Japanese Animation

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New Star Wars Anime Announced, Will Be Inspired By Traditional Japanese Animation

Star Wars: Visions is an anthology of new short films from a number of studios who have worked on shows like Adventure Time and Little Witch Academia, so colour us very intrigued.

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Star Wars fans are spoiled for choice when it comes to the next era of the space opera on the small screen. As well as two seasons of The Mandalorian, we're also getting The Book of Boba Fett, Rangers of the New Republic and Ahsoka. I know for a fact that Ewan is extremely excited for the latter of these, as he's argued that she should star in her very own video game.

Obi-Wan Kenobi sees Ewan McGregor return to the role, though he won't be wearing those dashing Jedi robes. Set about eight years after Revenge of the Sith, the character will be on the run throughout the galaxy, attempting to evade the Empire and eventually finding himself in the deserts of Tatooine. And, in May, Andor was filming in Cleveleys in Lancashire, featuring Diego Luna as Cassian Andor before he appeared as part of the Resistance in Rogue One. Though Alan Tudyk isn't returning as K2-SO, we might confront some familiar faces in the show, like the diabolical Orson Krennic.

Feast your eyes on the wonderful work on the upcoming Star Wars: Visions anthology thus far right here.

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"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," said Lucasfilm on the collection of stories. Here's the list of films and the studio attached to it:

  • Akakiri - Science Saru
  • Lop and Ochō - Geno Studio (Twin Engine)
  • T0-B1 - Science Saru
  • Tatooine Rhapsody - Studio Colorido (Twin Engine)
  • The Duel - Kamikaze Douga
  • The Elder - Trigger
  • The Ninth Jedi - Production IG
  • The Twins - Trigger
  • The Village Bride - Kinema Citrus
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Science Saru has worked on Adventure Time and Devilman Crybaby, and the studio itself has been inundated with awards that recognise its talent and artistic contributions. On the other hand, Trigger is a household name for Little Witch Academia, Kill la Kill and BNA: Brand New Animal. Personally, I'm very interested to see how Tatooine Rhapsody plays out, as a "rock opera" set in the wretched hive of scum and villainy.

Star Wars: Visions comes to Disney+ on September 22nd.

Featured Image Credit: Lucasfilm

Topics: Disney, News

Imogen Donovan
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