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By Ica Hontiveros-Cheng
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
We all know how the story goes for George Lucas’ obra. Surely, in the 70s and 80s, lightsabers, ewoks, robots, space chases, and dramatic family reveals were enough to keep moviegoers turned cult followers at the edge of their seats.
Disney plans to bring in the same magic felt as before, in the newest anime adaptation Star Wars: Visions. The Lucasfilm-helmed anthology series will start streaming on Disney+ on September 22.
Here’s the trailer:
Star Wars: Visions will carry seven episodes, each with a different animation studio on deck.
“Lucasfilm is partnering with seven of the most talented anime studios in Japan to bring their signature style and unique vision of the Star Wars galaxy to this inspired new series.” James Waugh, executive producer and Lucasfilm Vice President for Franchise Content & Strategy said in a statement.
“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 a Star Wars story can be, and celebrates a galaxy that has been such an inspiration to so many visual storytellers.” Waugh said.
Disney also revealed the cast of voice actors—spot some familiar names here!
George Lucas has earlier acknowledged that Akira Kurosawa’s 1958 samurai classic Hidden Fortress greatly inspired the Star Wars franchise. Now, it’s finally time to see it in form with Visions!