The trailer for Disney+’s Star Wars: Visions is featuring new details that have never been done in the franchise.
Star Wars: Visions is an anthology anime series that sets within the Star Wars universe and it is the first anime in the franchise. Read on to find out about the brand new Disney+ series in this Singapore news.
Expanding the Universe
The Star Wars: Visions will expand the world of the Star Wars franchise far and far away.
Visions is described as an anthology of original animated short films that does not reflect per se the Skywalker Saga but rather set within the Star Wars universe but will feature new storylines. Every episode of the anthology series will explore new characters and their adventures, but they will reference the greater Star Wars universe and will feature some easter eggs.
The move to translate the complicated universe of the space opera in anime format was never done before so expect that the series will push the boundaries of the genre.
The trailer is a demonstration to the fans that each episode will have its own unique animation styles and tone while also fitting within the legacy of George Lucas’ masterpiece. It was also revealed that Visions will explore the events after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Translation to Anime Format
The sneak peek reveals the long-beloved Star Wars franchise to be translated in an anime-style medium and many exciting details in the trailer reveal what we can expect in the Disney+ series.
Star Wars: Visions will sometimes traverse from canon or time period, with each of the nine episodes will bring new characters as well as familiar ones and their adventures that defy genres from action-heavy, sappy romantic, comical to thriller.
The nine-episode series will also comprise shorts from studios who made popular works such as Production IG (Ghost in the Shell), Kinema Citrus (Made in Abyss), Trigger (Promare, Kill la Kill), and Science SARU (DEVILMAN crybaby).
With each episode produced by different animation studios, expect that each episode will be standalone and will have a different genre and style but will fit the mythology of George Lucas’ masterpiece.
Director Kenji Kamiyama of Production I.G teased that his episode will answer the question of whether the “space settled into peace” after Daisy Ridley’s Rey destroyed Emperor Palpatine and the Sith.
A brand-new teaser for Star Wars: Visions has been released by Disney+, providing a sneak peek at the various galaxy-based storylines from seven innovative Japanese animation studios.
The video features Visions’ unique animation style, which is infused with a Japanese sensibility, and this image is an excellent illustration of how the program would depict the Star Wars universe in the realm of anime.
According to the new clip, lightsaber battles in Visions will be upgraded to be more anime-like. Lightsabers are a common part of the Star Wars world, and these Visions peek didn’t waste any time in confirming their inclusion. As an anthology series, it allows the writers to explore a number of ways to incorporate familiar Star Wars ideas such as lightsabers, the Force, and blasters into their own version.
Tatooine’s inclusion in the film as an example of the “known locations” that Visions will explore is unsurprising, given that it is home to the Skywalker Saga’s primary characters. Including Tatooine in the mix opens up the possibility of fan-favorite characters making an appearance or being mentioned, and it might be the show’s way of reminding fans that this anime is still set in the galaxy far, far away.
Many would agree that Visions’ latest trailer is more than just a preview of what’s to come, but it leans toward a celebration of unique Star Wars stories in a brand-new format.