Star Wars: Visions is an anime anthology series coming to Disney+ on September 22

jsilva

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In brief: LucasFilm has disclosed more details about the upcoming Star Wars: Visions series by showing a first look during Anime Expo Lite this past weekend. Set to release on September 22nd on Disney+, Star Wars: Visions will consist of nine short anime films created by seven studios.

Those who've watched the entire Star Wars saga may have noticed some Japanese culture elements were used to create the universe. For example, the Jedis and Samurais have a few more resemblances than just the sword they wield. You can also find obvious similarities in the costumes and the rules they live by.

Star Wars has also been influenced by Akira Kurosawa movies, including classics such as Seven Samurais, Yojimbo, and Rashomon, among others. Some even say Star Wars took some inspiration from the anime/manga series Space Battleship Yamato from 1974, although Star Wars creator George Lucas has never said so.

With Star Wars: Visions, you could say the roles invert as Star Wars works as the source material for anime, allowing fans of the series to watch Star Wars stories being told through the vision of various acclaimed anime studios.

The series will comprise nine short films directed by Kamikaze Douga (Batman Ninja), Geno Studio (Golden Kamuy), Studio Colorido (A Whisker Away), Trigger (Kill La Kill), Kinema Citrus (Made in Abyss), Science Saru (Devilman: Crybaby), and Production IG (Ghost in the Shell).

Each short animation will feature a unique style, even those made by the same studio. "What's really exciting is how unique and special each one of these shorts are," said Josh Rimes, producer of multiple Star Wars animated shows. "Each studio has different styles and tones."

LucasFilm executive producer James Waugh also stated how the team "really wanted to give these creators a wide creative birth to explore the Star Wars galaxy," allowing studios and creators to have the freedom to do what they want in the Star Wars universe.

Star Wars: Visions anime series premieres on Disney+ September 22nd. While we wait for it, you may catch up with other Star Wars series like The Mandalorian and Star Wars: The Bad Batch, also available on the streaming platform.

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VitalyT

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Finding new ways to make Star Wars cheaper and dumber than before - no low we cannot reach, no rock we cannot crawl under.

Even a porno-version of Star Wars is more interesting than this... I was initially saying "would be", but then I typed "star wars porno" in FireFox, and OMFG!!! That is definitely more interesting than all this Disney crap.
 
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Luay

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The biggest Japanese influence in Star Wars that I found is Yoda’s grammar or way of speaking, where the noun is in the beginning while the verb is always at the end of the sentence, which is how the Japanese language is.

George Lucas isn’t alone in this fascination. There’s a reason for the Japanese language’s association with wisdom. Part of it is actually forced on the Japanese speaker, or embedded in their culture.

Unlike latin and its branches or Arabic, where you can listen to the beginning of what someone is saying, correctly anticipate the remainder of their sentence and interrupt them to start speaking in the middle of their sentence, interrupting a spoken Japanese sentence, even among your close friends, will have a much more negative impact, a total loss of meaning, and consequently loss of friends.
 

m4a4

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I can't tell if the negative comments are because they're too old to consider any anime good, or if they really hated this last trilogy that much (justifiably) lol

I won't judge it yet (as it's not even out). Disney has had a few good SW things (not that trilogy). So, I'll just leave this here: