The upcoming series, called ‘Star Wars: Vision’, will comprise nine original short films produced by seven separate anime studios based in Japan. Here’s the full list of episodes and the studios behind them.
- ‘The Duel’ by Kamikaze Douga
- Tatooine Rhapsody – Studio Colorido (Twin Engine)
- ‘The Twins’ – Studio Trigger
- ‘The Elder’ – Studio Trigger
- ‘The Village Bride’ – Kinema Citrus
- ‘Akakiri’ – Science Saru
- ‘T0-B1’ – Science Saru
- ‘The Ninth Jedi’ – Production IG
These aren’t just any small time anime studios, mind you. Even if you don’t recognise some of the names, you’ll have seen many of their works on Netflix, like the stunning 2020 animated film ‘A Whisker Away’ (Studio Colorido) and the hit series ‘Devilman Crybaby’ (Science Saru).
It may be the first time the Star Wars franchise is presented as an anime, but with each studio incorporating their own style and unique vision into their episodes, the fresh spin-off will cover a lot of ground with a variety of genres and themes.
Director Taku Kimura of Studio Colorido, for instance, is turning his episode into a rock opera style film. Director Abel Gongora of Science Saru, on the other hand, is drawing inspiration from the retro feel of the classic anime character Astro Boy.
Look forward to catching all nine episodes on Disney+ from September 22.
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