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Words by: Catherine Lewis
If there was ever a crossover that needed to happen, it was the Star Wars universe and an anime art style. In December last year, we got the incredibly exciting announcement that we'd soon be seeing that dream come true, with Star Wars: Visions - an anime anthology series which would follow nine new short stories made by different creators, all set in the Star Wars universe. Well folks, the trailer dropped this afternoon, and it is glorious.
This first proper look at the series gives us a glimpse at what we might be able to expect from the nine stories, and they all look amazing. The animation is absolutely stunning, and thanks to there being seven different animation studios involved in their production, there's some gorgeous and varied art styles across the anthology that only add to the magic. All of the studios working on Visions are incredibly talented, but in particular, you might recognise Studio Trigger, the team behind Kill la Kill and Promare, and Science SARU, whose previous work includes Devilman Crybaby and Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
Check out the trailer right here:
Not only that, but we now know both the English and Japanese voice casts, and both are star studded. In the English dub, there's a mix of returning and brand new Star Wars actors, including Temuera Morrison, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and George Takei. Meanwhile, amongst the Japanese cast, we have Masako Nozawa, who voiced Son Goku in Dragon Ball Z, and Akio Ōtsuka, who has voiced a variety of characters across some iconic Ghibli movies, and even Xehanort from the Kingdom Hearts series. With such strong casts, there's really not going to be a wrong way to watch this one (although perhaps the sub vs dub warriors would disagree).
If you can't contain your excitement, there's really not long to wait until the series hits our screens, in fact, you'll be able to stream it on Disney+ from September 22. In the meantime, if you need to inject more Star Wars: Visions content directly into your system, you can also check out the "Special Look" video that was released last month, which speaks to the directors behind the individual stories, and gives a few more hints as to what each tale is about. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to get back to watching that trailer on loop.
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