We breakdown everything you need to know about the upcoming anime anthology series, Star War: Visions, including release time, platform and 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!
This week, in a not-so-distant galaxy, Star Wars: Visions finally arrives on streaming platforms around the world, but what time will the series release online?
What is Star Wars: Visions?
Star Wars: Visions is an anime anthology series set within the famous science fiction universe.
The anthology series consisting of nine short films by seven different creators was announced in December 2020.
Whilst Lucasfilms has not publicly stated that Visions will be canon within the wider Star Wars franchise, it has previously been stated that all related projects under Disney will be canon.
The series was then revealed on July 3rd, when a first look teaser was released on YouTube, check it out below.
How to watch Star Wars: Visions
Star Wars: Visions will be streaming exclusively on the Disney Plus platform, per ownership of the franchise.
Consequently, fans shouldn’t expect Visions to become available on other streaming platforms such as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video – with the series likely dropping on Hulu 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.
Star Wars: Visions release date and time
Star Wars: Visions is expected to release through Disney Plus on Wednesday, September 22nd at 8 AM BST.
The entire nine-episode season will be made available on September 22nd, with Disney not opting to release episodes weekly – as has been the trend with their recent content.
- Pacific Time: 12 AM PDT
- Eastern Time: 3 AM EDT
- British Time: 8 AM BST
- European Time: 9 AM CEST
- India Time: 12.30 PM IST
- Philippine Time: 3 PM PHT
- Korea Time: 4 PM KST
- Australia Time: 4.30 PM ACST
“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.
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 respective 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, ‘The Ninth Jedi will include Simu Liu and ‘The Twins’ 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.
A new novel from Visions…
Not only is Visions bringing anime to the iconic Star Wars universe, but also a new novel.
The project will be titled ‘Ronin: A Visions Novel’ and is being written by Emma Mieko Candon, scheduled to release on October 12th, 2021.
“This year, #StarWarsVisions will bring all-new, creative takes on Star Wars from the world’s best anime creators. Coming Oct 12th, an original novel inspired by one of those animated tales. A #StarWars book quite unlike any before it.” – Star Wars Books, via Twitter.
This article will be updated as more information is revealed.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]
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