“Star Wars: Visions” is a brand-new show coming to Disney+ on September 22nd, 2021. It’s focused on individual stories within the Star Wars universe, each episode being its own story without any mandatory ties to the main universe. This is something Star Wars fans have been wanting for a while as in the past with Star Wars, fans were given plenty of media with different stories in the Star Wars universe from “Knights of The Old Republic” to “Star Wars: Legends”.
The biggest thing that will throw Star Wars fans off yet excite them is the animation style, as each episode is created and animated by a Japanese studio, which means an official Star Wars anime is coming to the Disney+ streaming platform! Let’s go over some background information about the upcoming Disney+ anime and give you our first impressions on the “Star Wars: Visions” trailer!
As with any trailer, they can sometimes contain spoilers, so we’ve created two articles with our impressions. One with potential spoilers for the show based on the trailer and one spoiler-free.
Check out our Star Wars Visions Spoiler Trailer Impressions article if you don’t mind spoilers.
How was Star Wars: Visions Developed
With the development of Star Wars: Visions came a lack of restrictions. Each studio was given plenty of creative control with the IP. “Star Wars: Visions” does not have to fit into the Star Wars timeline, yet it can if the studio chose to do so. Each studio was given complete control to use the IP and create a mini-story however they chose, and that’s extremely exciting to hear for an anime.
“Star Wars: Visions” having been developed by Japanese anime studios is exciting on another level that most won’t think about. The lightsaber fighting styles were influenced by Japanese sword skills, which George Lucas himself confirmed as he was very interested in Samurai movies and wanted to directly integrate that into his universe. “Star Wars: Visions” being created by these large Japanese animation studios means we’ll get to see exactly what George Lucas was imagining in his head when it came to lightsaber combat.
Who Developed Star Wars: Visions
7 studios were involved in creating the episodes for the upcoming “Star Wars: Visions”.
- Kamikaze Douga – Created “The Duel”
- Product IG – Created “The Ninth Jedi”
- Studio Colorido – Created “Tatooine Rhapsody” (Subsidiary of “Twin Engine”)
- Trigger – Created “The Twins” and “The Elder”
- Kinema Citrus – Created “The Village Bride”
- Geno Studio – Created “Lop and Ochō” (Subsidiary of “Twin Engine”)
- Science Saru – Created “Akakiri” and “T0-B1”
The studios that created the “Star Wars: Visions” episodes created their own episodes that don’t tie into each other, disregarding episodes created by the same studios. Each of these studios has fantastic anime in their portfolio that we’re sure you’ve heard of.
Kamikaze Douga – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and Ninja Batman
Product IG – Over 400 Anime from Attack on Titan to Kuroko’s Basketball
Studio Colorido – A Whisker Away and Burn the Witch
Trigger – Kill La Kill and Darling in the FranXX
Kinema Citrus – The Rising of the Shield Hero and Black Bullet
Geno Studio – Golden Kamuy and Kokkoku
Science Saru – Devilman: Crybaby and Ride Your Wave
Star Wars: Visions Trailer Impressions Spoiler Free
The trailer has us itching until September 22nd, 2021. The show will be in both Japanese with English subtitles and dubbed in English, so you can choose the audio type for your preference. The combat in the trailer looks smooth yet just as dangerous as it did in the prequels with flashy movement and jumpy attacks, yet still includes the fine movement from the original trilogy.
The stories are still unknown of course but from what we’ve seen in the trailer, we’re hyped to see each one and where they lead us. The characters are shown to all have great designs as well, even with the fact that different studios worked on their own episodes. It’s sure to give us a good mix-up and fresh feeling for each episode. Different locations are shown throughout the trailer as well, from new ones to iconic locations. This stands true for even the combat. We see moves we’re familiar with and brand-new ones as well.
It’s very clear that the studios took George Lucas’ inspiration of Samurai movies to heart with the stories being told and it’s great. If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’re going to love this show. If you’re an anime fan, you’re going to love this show. If you’re a fan of both Star Wars and anime, then this is a dream come true.
Does The Star Wars: Visions Trailer Contain Spoilers
Slightly. We recommend avoiding the trailer if you’d rather be exposed to the combat and story entirely blind. The trailer shows many different instances of combat and story but none that could be considered major spoilers.
Anime often has erratic action sequences, so showing a 1-second clip of a combat scene will not spoil the entire action sequence. Alongside that, each episode is its own story, and the trailer shows clips from each story, so working out which episode it’s a spoiler for won’t be possible unless you pay close attention when you view the show.
We personally hate spoilers; we do our best to avoid them. Especially considering how big of Star Wars fans we are. The trailer for “Star Wars: Visions” doesn’t seem to have much that would ruin our viewing but that can change from person to person.
We’re very excited about this show and can’t wait to view it. We’ll be sharing our thoughts on the show as soon as it’s released since we’ll be watching it the second it comes out! If you’d like to read our impressions on the trailer with potential spoilers within the article, check out our Star Wars Visions Spoiler Trailer Impressions article. Thanks for reading, anime fans!