Get ready for a visual feast for your eyes as the trailer for the Star Wars Visions Anime series is released!
Prepare for a breathtaking fresh take on the mythology of the galaxy far, far away…Star Wars Visions is coming!
It was announced at last year’s Disney Investor’s Day that a new Anime ‘Star Wars’ series was on its way. The series features a collection of short Anime films that are set in the ‘Star Wars‘ universe. The short films will offer “a fresh and diverse cultural perspective to Star Wars”. At last, the first trailer for the show has been released. And it is indeed a visual feast for your eyes. Prepare to be wowed by what we see here. Get ready for ‘Star Wars: Visions’.
THE TRAILER (ENGLISH DUB)
THE TRAILER (ORIGINAL JAPANESE LANGUAGE)
All episodes will be available on Disney + from September the 22nd. The show will feature animation from Kamikaze Douga, Geno Studio (Twin Engine). Studio Colorido (Twin Engine), Studio Trigger. Kinema Citrus. Science SARU, and Production I.G. Every short film is directed by a different Japanese director and is produced by Kanako Shirasaki. There are nine episodes in total. Also, an original novel that builds on one of the episodes, ‘The Duel’ will release on October 12th. Written by Emma Mieko Candon, ‘Star Wars: Ronin: A Visions Novel’ is heading to a bookshelf near you!
Today, Disney+ debuted the trailer and announced the Japanese and English dub voice casts for “Star Wars: Visions,” an upcoming anthology series from Lucasfilm that tells new Star Wars stories through the singular style and tradition of Japanese anime. Disney+ also released four exciting images from the trailer.
The new trailer provides a glimpse of the captivating tone and stunning visuals from each of the animated shorts, which can all be viewed both with the original Japanese voice cast or the English dub cast when the series launches on Disney+ on Wednesday 22nd September.
“Lucasfilm is partnering with seven of the most talented anime studios in Japan to bring their signature style and unique vision of theStar Warsgalaxy to this inspired new series,” says James Waugh, executive producer and Lucasfilm Vice President, Franchise Content & Strategy. “Their stories showcase the full spectrum of bold storytelling found across Japanese animation; each told with a freshness and voice that expands our understanding of what aStar Warsstory can be, and celebrates a galaxy that has been such an inspiration to so many visionary storytellers.”
THE ENGLISH CAST
The English dub cast includes the voice talents of returning Star Wars actors and talent new to the Star Wars universe. Including Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett!
The Duel: Brian Tee (Ronin), Lucy Liu (Bandit Leader), Jaden Waldman (Village Chief)
Tatooine Rhapsody: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Jay), Bobby Moynihan (Geezer), Temuera Morrison (Boba Fett), Shelby Young (K-344), Marc Thompson (Lan)
The Twins: Neil Patrick Harris (Karre), Alison Brie (Am), Jonathan Lipow (B-20N)
The Village Bride: Karen Fukuhara (F), Nichole Sakura (Haru), Christopher Sean (Asu), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Valco), Andrew Kishino (Izuma), Stephanie Sheh (Saku)
The Ninth Jedi: Kimiko Glenn (Kara), Andrew Kishino (Juro), Simu Liu (Zhima), Masi Oka (Ethan), Greg Chun (Roden), Neil Kaplan (Narrator), Michael Sinterniklaas (Hen Jin)
T0-B1: Jaden Waldman (T0-B1), Kyle Chandler (Mitaka)
The Elder: David Harbour (Tajin), Jordan Fisher (Dan), James Hong (The Elder)
Lop & Ochō: Anna Cathcart (Lop), Hiromi Dames (Ocho), Paul Nakauchi(Yasaburo), Kyle McCarley (Imperial Officer)
Akakiri: Henry Golding (Tsubaki), Jamie Chung (Misa), George Takei (Senshuu), Keone Young (Kamahachi), Lorraine Toussaint (Masago)
Disney+ also revealed a look at the cast voicing the shorts in Japanese, which includes a multitude of veteran voice actors:
JAPANESE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE
The Duel: Masaki Terasoma (Ronin), Akeno Watanabe (Bandit Leader), Yūko Sanpei (Village Chief)
Tatooine Rhapsody: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Jay), Kōsuke Gotō (Geezer), Akio Kaneda (Boba Fett), Masayo Fujita (K-344), Anri Katsu (Lan)
The Twins: Junya Enoki (Karre), Ryoko Shiraishi (Am), TokuyoshiKawashima (B-20N)
The Village Bride: Asami Seto (F), Megumi Han (Haru), Yūma Uchida (Asu), Takaya Kamikawa (Vaan), Yoshimitsu Shimoyama (Izuma), Mariya Ise (Saku)
The Ninth Jedi: Chinatsu Akasaki (Kara), Tetsuo Kanao (Juro), Shin-ichiro Miki (Zhima), Hiromu Mineta (Ethan), Kazuya Nakai (Roden), Akio Ōtsuka, (Narrator), Daisuke Hirakawa (Hen Jin)
T0-B1: Masako Nozawa (T0-B1), Tsutomu Isobe (Mitaka)
The Elder: Takaya Hashi (Tajin), Kenichi Ogata (The Elder), Yuichi Nakamura (Dan)
Lop & Ochō: Seiran Kobayashi (Lop), Risa Shimizu (Ocho), Tadahisa Fujimura (Yasaburo), Taisuke Nakano (Imperial Officer)
Akakiri: Yū Miyazaki (Tsubaki), Lynn (Misa), Chō (Senshuu), Wataru Takagi (Kamahachi), Yukari Nozawa (Masago)
The studios creating the nine shorts include Kamikaze Douga – “The Duel”; Geno Studio (Twin Engine) – “Lop and Ochō”; Studio Colorido (Twin Engine) – “Tatooine Rhapsody”; TRIGGER – “The Twins” and “The Elder”; Kinema Citrus – “The Village Bride”; Science Saru – “Akakiri” and “T0-B1”; and Production I.G. – “The Ninth Jedi.”
‘Star Wars: Visions’ releases on Disney+ on September 22nd.
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