‘Star Wars: Visions’ Trailer Reveals Lucasfilm’s Anime Anthology Series

Star Wars isn’t the first thing that jumps to mind when one thinks of anime, but that’s about to change. At Anime Expo Lite, Lucasfilm revealed the first trailer for Star Wars: Visions, an anthology series of anime short films, nine total episodes from seven different studios.

A look at the teaser shows many different animation styles, encompassing a number of unusual stories set within the Star Wars universe. Check it out below:

Here’s a complete list of episodes:

  • Kamikaze Douga – The Duel
    Geno Studio (Twin Engine) – Lop and Ochō
    Studio Colorido (Twin Engine) – Tatooine Rhapsody
    Trigger – The Twins
    Trigger – The Elder
    Kinema Citrus – The Village Bride
    Science Saru – Akakiri
    Science Saru – T0-B1
    Production IG – The Ninth Jedi

So if you ever wanted to see a Star Wars rock opera, this is the joint for you.

“We really wanted to give these creators a wide creative birth to explore the Star Wars galaxy,” LucasFilm executive producer James Waugh said. “We wanted this to be as authentic as possible to the studios and the creators. The idea was, this is their vision, riffing off all of the elements of the Star Wars galaxy that inspired them.”

Star Wars: Visions will hit Disney+ on September 22nd.

 

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.