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Star Wars: Visions Anime Shorts Reveal Studios, September 22 Disney+ Launch (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo

Lucasfilm revealed the studios and some of the creators involved in its Star Wars: Visions anthology of animated shorts during its AX Lite panel on Saturday. It also announced that the anthology will launch on the Disney+ streaming service on September 22.

"The Duel" by Kamikaze Douga
Director: Takanobu Mizuno (Japan Animator Expo episode director)
Character Designer Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai, Batman Ninja)

"Lop & Ochō" by Geno Studio (Twin Engine)
About beauty in all its imperfections
Director: Yuuki Igarashi (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! episode director, Jujutsu Kaisen animation director)

"Tatooine Rhapsody" by Studio Colorido (Twin Engine)
About a rock band and an unexpected friendship within, with appearances by Boba Fett and Jabba the Hutt
Director: Taku Kimura

"The Twins" by Trigger
About twins of the Dark Side, and how far a brother will go to save a sister
Director: Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Promare)
Character Designer: Shigeto Koyama
Lead Animator: Sushio

"The Elder" by Trigger
A homage to the relationship between a Master and a Padawan
Director: Masahiko Otsuka (Gurren Lagann assistant director, Promare unit director)

"The Village Bride" Kinema Citrus
Featuring the traditional Japanese culture of mountains
Director: Hitoshi Haga (Made in Abyss assistant director, Sin in the Rain)
Music: Kevin Penkin (Eden)

"Akakiri" by Science SARU
About a Jedi and a princess, but not the ones we have known
Director: Eunyoung Choi (Science SARU co-founder and CEO, Kick-Heart assistant director)

"T0-B1"" by Science SARU
About a cute droid, inspired by the works of Osamu Tezuka, particularly Astro Boy
Director: Abel Góngora (Garo the Animation, Super Shiro animation director)
Character Designer: Takafumi Hori

"The Ninth Jedi" by Production I.G
About Jedi who need to come back, reunite, and restore the galaxy
Director: Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex)
Executive producer: Mitsuhisa Ishikawa

Disney previously described the project as "several of the leading Japanese anime studios offering a fresh and diverse cultural perspective" in 10 shorts this year.

Update: Trigger revealed more staff members for its shorts at its AX Lite panel on Sunday.

The video above translates Otsuka's final comment as "I am happy I directed a Star Wars episode as my final work." However, a more accurate translation would be, "I'd be satisfied if Star Wars was the last thing I ever did." Otsuka added during Trigger's panel on Sunday that his Star Wars short "might" be his last work.

Source: AX Lite panel

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