This September, a new Star Wars series premieres on Disney+!
Star Wars: Visions is an anime anthology series that will bring together the Star Wars franchise with some of the very best Japanese anime creators out there. In all, seven different studios are involved, making nine shorts that will be coming to Disney+, beginning September 22. The show was announced in December, but we didn’t know much about it whatsoever… until today!
At the Anime Expo Lite today, Lucasfilm held a panel to discuss the series, and it gave us our very first look at the show!
This is something unlike anything we’ve seen in Star Wars before, and I’m totally here for it. Especially considering how influential Japanese storytelling and culture have been to Star Wars since the very beginning, it seems like a no-brainer that something like this would happen – and it’s kind of crazy it took so long for it to come to pass.
This probably won’t be my favorite Star Wars project, but I’m nonetheless very excited that it’s happening. It’s more Star Wars content coming to Disney+ (that will drop about a month after The Bad Batch wraps up), it’s something very unique and different for the franchise, and it looks really good, based on the special look we got. Plus, there’s also a novel inspired by Visions coming in September, so it’s great to see the publishing side of Star Wars partnering with this show.
I’ll break down a lot more about what we saw and learned about Visions to come, but for now, enjoy our first look at a brand new Star Wars series – which is something that never gets old!!