Ever since Star Wars exploded onto screens in 1977, the franchise has been entwined with Japanese influences, most notably the Jedi and their samurai-esque code of honour.
It may have taken more than 40 years but Star Wars is finally embracing those Japanese influences with its newest series, Star Wars: Visions, an anime anthology.
As an anime series, Star Wars: Visions offers fans the chance to watch in both English and the original Japanese but just how can fans change the language options on Disney+?
Star Wars: Visions release date and plot
Star Wars: Visions arrived on Disney+ on September 22nd, 2021.
The anime anthology series is one of the most unique additions to the Star Wars franchise as each episode tells a completely different story and isn’t beholden to the usual strict rules on what is or isn’t canon.
Visions begins with an episode inspired by the samurai films of Akira Kurosawa before exploring the galaxy like we’ve never seen it before, telling tales of a Star Wars rock band to a pair of twins created by the dark side.
How to change the language on Disney+
When streaming on Disney+, you should notice a small button in the top right-hand corner of the screen. Although, this may differ depending on the device you’re watching with.
Clicking this brings up a menu that allows you to change not only the language of the audio but also that of the subtitles as well.
This means anime fans who want to watch Star Wars: Visions in its original Japanese but with English subtitles can do so at the click of a few buttons.
There are a total of 16 audio language options and 17 subtitle language options, giving fans plenty of choice in how they watch.
Will Star Wars: Visions return for season 2?
Lucasfilm and Disney have yet to officially announce their plans regarding season 2 of Star Wars: Visions.
However, executive producer of the anthology, James Waugh, recently told Inverse that “there’s nothing planned right now.”
Adding to that, James Waugh said: “We are definitely excited and love these shorts. And I think the approach has been ‘let’s see what the audience thinks and let’s react from there.'”
In other words, the future of Star Wars: Visions, or any other Star Wars anime projects, appears to lie with the fans and whether there is enough of an appetite for this type of content.
Star Wars: Visions is available to stream now on Disney+ after releasing on September 22nd, 2021.
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