Everything you need to know about the upcoming anime anthology series, Star War: Visions, including release date and the studios involved!
Netflix struck gold when it first produced ‘Love, Death and Robots’ in 2019; an animated anthology series with each episode being produced by a different studio.
Now, the same principle is coming to the Star Wars Universe and fans cannot wait!
Over the past few days, you may have seen a lot of hype online surrounding an upcoming Star Wars project, titled ‘Visions’, but what is it and when can you watch online?
What is Star Wars: Visions?
Star Wars: Visions is an anime anthology series set within the famous science fiction universe.
An anthology series consisting of nine short films by seven different creators was announced in December 2020.
The series was then revealed on July 3rd, when a first look teaser was released on YouTube, check it out below.
Star Wars: Visions release date
- At the time of writing, Star Wars: Visions is scheduled to release on September 22nd, 2021.
Unfortunately, it is not clear whether the entire nine-episode series will be made available on this date or if each episode will be released weekly.
“Each one of these studios that we approached, we found hardcore Star Wars fans. They all had a story they wanted to tell.” – Lucasfilm executive producer, Jacqui Lopez.
How to watch Star Wars: Visions
Star Wars: Visions will be streaming exclusively on the Disney Plus platform, per ownership of the franchise.
Whilst there is a possibility that the series will release on platforms such as Amazon Prime or Hulu, fans shouldn’t expect Visions to become available on these for several months after the initial premiere.
Unfortunately, there is no free trial period anymore, but a subscription to Disney Plus is available for only £7.99 a month or £79.90 a year.
The studios and episode guide…
There are seven creators/animation studios who have confirmed that they are working on the series.
Kamikaze Douga will produce ‘The Dual’ and is best known for his work on various JoJo series titles and Ninja Batman.
Geno Studio (a subsidiary of Twin Engine), will take the helm for ‘Lop and Ocho’, and are best known for making The Golden Kamuy.
Studio Colorido (also with Twin Engine) who produced A Whisker Away and Burn The Witch will animate ‘Tatooine Rhapsody’.
Studio Trigger, the team behind Darling in the Franxx and BNA, will also take control of two episodes ‘The Twins’ and ‘The Elder’.
Kinema Citrus, which The Rising of the Shield Hero came from, will tell the story of ‘The Village Bride’.
Science Saru will also be producing two episodes ‘Akakira’ and ‘T0-B1’, known for animating Devilman Crybaby and Japan Sinks 2020.
Production IG, a true heavyweight of the animation world, who have produced Kuroko’s Basketball, Ghost in the Shell, Noblesse: Awakening and Haikyuu, will tell the final story ‘The Ninth Jedi’.
A star-studded voice cast…
Alongside the recent trailer, some notable members of the voice cast and their episodes were revealed:
Brian Tee and Lucy Liu feature in ‘The Dual’, whilst Karen Fukuhara will voice the lead in ‘The Village Bride’.
‘Tatooine Rhapsody’ will feature Joseph Gordon-Levitt and ‘The Ninth Jedi’ will star Niel Patrick Harris and Alison Brie.
David Harbour will voice the lead in ‘The Elder’, whilst Henry Golding, Jamie Chung and George Takei will feature in ‘Akakiri’.
A more detailed cast list can be seen here.
This article will be updated as more information is revealed.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]