Disney+ share first look and release date for ‘Star Wars: Visions’ anime series

The show promises "a unique Japanese sensibility"

Disney+ have shared a first look and release date for its anime anthology series, Star Wars: Visions.

Details of the series were shared at the Anime Expo Lite event yesterday (July 3), with seven Japanese anime studios handling the short films that will make up the series.

“As a first formal venture into anime, each Star Wars: Visions short bears a unique Japanese sensibility, which in many ways aligns with the tone and spirit of Star Wars storytelling,” a statement on the show, which will land on September 22, said.

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“From the beginning, stories told in the Star Wars galaxy have counted Japanese mythology and the films of Akira Kurosawa among their many influences, and these new visions will further explore that cultural heritage through the unique animation style and perspective of each anime studio.”

See a three-minute video going behind the scenes of the series’ creation below.

See the names of the nine episodes of Star Wars: Visions and their corresponding anime studios below.

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

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Elsewhere at Disney+, Loki has been confirmed as Marvel’s first on-screen bisexual character in the show’s latest episode.

The revelation was confirmed during a conversation between Tom Hiddleston’s character and Lady Loki, who also goes by Sylvie.

NME‘s recap of episode three of Loki said: “Now that we have two pithy English aliens running amok through time and space, Loki is starting to look a lot like the big budget Doctor Who series we always knew was hiding somewhere in the MCU – and that’s no bad thing.”

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