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Star Wars: Visions

Artists from Around the World Imagine the Galaxy Far, Far Away

Star Wars: Visions Volume I is a collection of animated short films presented through the lens of the world’s best anime creators that offers a new, diverse perspective on Star Wars. The first volume premiered on Disney+ in September of 2021, and presented nine distinct anime stories created by seven Japanese studios: Kamikaze Douga, Geno Studio (Twin Engine), Studio Colorido (Twin Engine), TRIGGER, Kinema Citrus, Science Saru, and Production I.G.

As Lucasfilm’s first formal venture into anime, Visions bore a unique Japanese sensibility, harkening back to some of the original influences in George Lucas’ creation of Star Wars, including the films of Akira Kurosawa. The forthcoming second volume will arrive on Disney+ in the Spring of 2023, and promises to showcase the work of animation studios around the world. 

The first volume of Star Wars: Visions was produced by Kanako Shirasaki, co-executive produced by Justin Leach,  and executive produced by Jacqui Lopez, James Waugh, and Josh Rimes.


The Story

Each of the nine anime films in the first volume of Star Wars: Visions tells its own distinct story, with subjects as varied as a ronin samurai in “The Duel,” a droid who yearns to become human in “T0-B1,” and a pacifist Jedi and restless Padawan in “The Elder.”