|Star Wars: Visions|
|Based on||Star Wars|
by George Lucas
|Country of origin|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||9|
|Running time||13–22 minutes|
|Distributor||Disney Platform Distribution|
|Original release||September 22, 2021|
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Star Wars: Visions[Jp. 1] is an anime anthology series created for the American streaming service Disney+. Produced by Lucasfilm Animation, the series consists of nine short films produced by seven Japanese animation studios, each telling their own original stories based on and set within the Star Wars universe. The participating animation studios are Kamikaze Douga, Studio Colorido, Geno Studio, Trigger, Kinema Citrus, Production I.G, and Science SARU; the creators at each studio were given free reign to re-envision the ideas of "Star Wars" as they saw fit, while receiving guidance from Lucasfilm's executive team. The anthology was released worldwide on September 22, 2021, and has received universal critical acclaim.
Star Wars: Visions 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. Created outside of the constraints of the franchise's traditional canon, the films provide creative freedom to each director and production studio, while maintaining fidelity to the themes and emotional identity of the Star Wars saga.
|No.||Title ||Directed by ||Written by||Animated by ||Original release date |
Transcription: "Dyueru" (Japanese: デュエル)
|Takanobu Mizuno||Takashi Okazaki||Kamikaze Douga||September 22, 2021|
Set in an alternate history, 20 years after a war between the Feudal-Jedi Empire and a renegade Jedi sect called the Sith, a lone wanderer known only as the "Ronin" witnesses a legion of former stormtroopers attempt to besiege a small village. The Ronin fights the leader of the bandits, a self-declared Dark Lord of the Sith armed with a heavily-modified lightsaber while his droid saves the villagers; the Ronin, a former actual Sith, lures the bandit leader into a trap and kills her. The Ronin, shown to be collecting red kyber crystals from each Sith he has killed, decides to give the leader's crystal to the villagers, citing that it can ward off evil. |
Cast : Ronin (Japanese: Masaki Terasoma; English: Brian Tee), Bandit Leader / Kouru (Japanese: Akeno Watanabe; English: Lucy Liu), Village Chief (Japanese: Yūko Sanpei; English: Jaden Waldman)
Transcription: "Tatuīn Rapusodi" (Japanese: タトゥイーン・ラプソディ)
|Taku Kimura||Yasumi Atarashi||Studio Colorido||September 22, 2021|
During the Clone Wars, a Jedi Padawan named Jay attempts to escape from the war, only to stumble upon a Hutt named Gee. Gee offers to take Jay in if he becomes the lead singer of Gee's rock band, Star Waver, and Jay accepts. Years later, during the reign of the Galactic Empire, the members of Star Waver are hunted by the bounty hunter Boba Fett. Fett eventually captures Gee and reveals that Gee's relative, Jabba the Hutt, wishes to execute him due to Gee not wanting to be a part of his family's crime syndicate. Jay inspires the other members of Star Waver to go to Tatooine and attempt to save Gee; they manage to convince Jabba to let them play one more song together before Gee's execution. The song is loved by the execution's audience, and Jabba ultimately spares Gee and becomes the band's first sponsor. |
Cast : Jay (Japanese: Hiroyuki Yoshino; English: Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Geezer (Japanese: Kōsuke Gotō; English: Bobby Moynihan), Boba Fett (Japanese: Akio Kaneda; English: Temuera Morrison), K-344 (Japanese: Masayo Fujita; English: Shelby Young), Lan (Japanese: Anri Katsu; English: Marc Thompson)
Transcription: "Tsuinzu" (Japanese: ツインズ)
|Hiroyuki Imaishi||Hiromi Wakabayashi||Studio Trigger||September 22, 2021|
In the aftermath of the Empire's defeat, the remnants of the Imperial military begin the construction of two conjoined Star Destroyers that house a large superlaser capable of destroying planets. Using Sith alchemy, they are also able to create two Force-sensitive biological twins named Karre and Am, who they then train in the dark side of the Force. The twins eventually become the leaders of the remnant and plan to use their superweapon to destroy the New Republic. However, Karre goes rogue on the day the weapon is supposed to be fired due to him having a vision of the future involving his sister's death; he also steals the large kyber crystal that powers the superweapon. Am confronts Karre outside of the Star Destroyers in outer space and they duel. During the battle, the crystal is split in half and Am uses a piece to power a metal exoskeleton. Using his X-wing and the power of hyperspace, Karre is able to destroy Am's sliver of the crystal and the superlaser; he crash-lands on Tatooine and vows to rescue his sister from the dark side. |
Cast : Karre (Japanese: Junya Enoki; English: Neil Patrick Harris), Am (Japanese: Ryoko Shiraishi; English: Alison Brie), B-20N (Japanese: Tokuyoshi Kawashima; English: Jonathan Lipow)
|4||The Village Bride|
Transcription: "Mura no Hanayome" (Japanese: 村の花嫁)
|Hitoshi Haga||Takahito Oonishi & Hitoshi Haga||Kinema Citrus||September 22, 2021|
Years after the Great Jedi Purge, a fallen Jedi named F is drawn to a remote planet by an explorer named Valco. Valco explains that bandit raiders have reprogrammed old Separatist battle droids and are holding a village hostage; the village chief's daughter Haru and her fiancé Asu intend to surrender to the bandits as collateral the following morning, while Haru's sister Saku wants to fight the bandits. The next morning, the bandits reveal they have captured Saku and attempt to execute her, but F and Valco intervene and kill all of the bandits. F then departs the planet. |
Cast : F (Japanese: Asami Seto; English: Karen Fukuhara), Haru (Japanese: Megumi Han; English: Nichole Sakura), Asu (Japanese: Yuma Uchida; English: Christopher Sean), Valco (Japanese: Takaya Kamikawa; English: Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), Izuma (Japanese: Yoshimitsu Shimoyama; English: Andrew Kishino), Saku (Japanese: Mariya Ise; English: Stephanie Sheh)
|5||The Ninth Jedi|
Transcription: "Kyūninme no Jedai" (Japanese: 九人目のジェダイ)
|Kenji Kamiyama||Kenji Kamiyama||Production I.G||September 22, 2021|
Many generations after the Jedi Order became mostly extinct, Margrave Juro - the Jedi ruler of the planet Hy Izlan - invites seven masterless Jedi to his aerial temple in order to receive lightsabers; whose design has been lost to time. Juro's droid gifts the first lightsaber to a young Jedi named Ethan - the youngest of the seven - as proof, promising the other Jedi that they will receive theirs once they are completed. On the planet's surface, hunters working for the Sith capture the sabersmith Lah Zhima. Lah Zhima's daughter Kara, who is also Force-sensitive, escapes with the finished lightsabers (including one for herself) and presents them to the Jedi. However, the six Jedi accompanying Ethan reveal themselves as Sith impostors who killed the Jedi invited by Juro and came posing as them in order to murder Juro as well. Juro (who reveals himself to have been disguised as his droid all along), Ethan, and Kara fight back and kill five of the Sith; but spare the sixth, Homen, who is revealed to be an old friend of Juro's (and the only survivor of the six masterless Jedi the Sith killed) that had been corrupted by the dark side, but has now returned to the light. Ethan, Kara, and Homen join Juro's new Jedi Order and prepare to rescue Lah Zhima, who is being held on a Sith-controlled planet. |
Cast : Lah Kara (Japanese: Chinatsu Akasaki; English: Kimiko Glenn), Margrave Juro (Japanese: Tetsuo Kanao; English: Andrew Kishino), Homen (Japanese: Hinata Tadokoro; English: Patrick Seitz), Lah Zhima (Japanese: Shin-ichiro Miki; English: Simu Liu), Ethan (Japanese: Hiromu Mineta; English: Masi Oka), Roden (Japanese: Kazuya Nakai; English: Greg Chun), Niizo (Japanese: Rina Satō; English: Eva Kaminsky), Narrator (Japanese: Akio Ōtsuka; English: Neil Kaplan), Hen Jin (Japanese: Daisuke Hirakawa; English: Michael Sinterniklaas), Hanbei (Japanese: Jin Urayama; English: Adam Sietz), Toguro (Japanese: Ryota Takeuchi; English: Kyle McCarley)
|Abel Góngora||Yuichiro Kido||Science SARU||September 22, 2021|
Shortly after the Great Jedi Purge, a droid named T0-B1 (Tobi) lives on a deserted planet with his armless creator Professor Mitaka, and dreams of becoming a Jedi Knight. One day, Mitaka tells him that in order to become a Jedi, he must find a kyber crystal so he can forge a lightsaber. T0-B1 scours the planet, but finds nothing. He defies Mitaka's orders to never enter his basement, discovers a starship, and accidentally sends a signal that alerts a Sith Inquisitor to their presence. Mitaka reveals himself to be a former Jedi and hides both T0-B1 and his old lightsaber hilt. When T0-B1 leaves his hiding spot, he discovers that the Inquisitor has ransacked Mitaka's lab and killed him. T0-B1 continues his research and successfully terraforms the planet, but is confronted by the Inquisitor. Upon fixing Mitaka's lightsaber, T0-B1 is revealed to be powered by a kyber crystal and designed by Mitaka to be able to wield the Force, and igniting the lightsaber, kills the Inquisitor in a duel. He then departs the planet to explore the galaxy and uphold Mitaka's legacy. |
Cast : T0-B1 (Japanese: Masako Nozawa; English: Jaden Waldman), Mitaka (Japanese: Tsutomu Isobe; English: Kyle Chandler)
Transcription: "Erudā" (Japanese: エルダー)
|Masahiko Otsuka||Masahiko Otsuka||Studio Trigger||September 22, 2021|
Centuries after the death of Darth Bane and the initial extinction of the Sith, Tajin and his Padawan Dan are sent to explore the Outer Rim when Tajin senses a disturbance in the force. They land on an isolated planet and arrive at a remote village, where they learn of a mysterious elder man who hiked onto the mountaintop. Dan follows the Elder's trail and meets the man, who reveals himself to be a former Sith who left the order before it fell apart. The Elder wounds Dan, and Tajin arrives to fight the Elder. Tajin narrowly manages to kill the Elder, who decomposes into a rocky sediment and detonates an explosion that destroys his ship as he dies. As they leave the village upon Dan's recovery, Tajin tells Dan that being a Jedi means being kindhearted so they do not end up like the Elder. |
Cast : Tajin (Japanese: Takaya Hashi; English: David Harbour), The Elder (Japanese: Kenichi Ogata; English: James Hong), Dan (Japanese: Yuichi Nakamura; English: Jordan Fisher)
|8||Lop and Ochō|
Transcription: "Norausa Roppu to Hizakura Ochō" (Japanese: のらうさロップと緋桜お蝶)
|Yuki Igarashi||Sayawaka||Geno Studio||September 22, 2021|
During the reign of the Empire, a rabbit-like alien slave named Lop escapes her captors on the planet Tau and is discovered by the planet's clan leader Yasaburo and his daughter Ochō, the latter of whom convinces the former to adopt Lop as his daughter. Seven years later, the Empire has occupied their planet and is exploiting it for its natural resources; Yasaburo wants to drive the Empire off their planet, while Ochō wants to cooperate with the Empire. After failing to convince Yasaburo to join her, Ochō enlists in the Imperial navy despite Lop's protests. With Ochō gone, Yasaburo passes down the family treasure, an ancient lightsaber given to their ancestor and passed down the generations, to the Force-sensitive Lop, and departs to confront Ochō. Ochō blinds Yasaburo in a fight, but Lop arrives and injures Ochō, who is forced to flee. Lop then vows to return Ochō home. |
Cast : Lop (Japanese: Seiran Kobayashi; English: Anna Cathcart), Ochō (Japanese: Risa Shimizu; English: Hiromi Dames), Yasaburo (Japanese: Tadahisa Fujimura; English: Paul Nakauchi), Imperial Officer (Japanese: Taisuke Nakano; English: Kyle McCarley)
|Eunyoung Choi||Yuichiro Kido||Science SARU||September 22, 2021|
Prior to the initial extinction of the Sith, a Jedi named Tsubaki, who has been suffering from visions of an unidentified individual dying in front of him, reunites with his old love Misa, a princess who has been overthrown by her dark-side-wielding aunt Masago. With the aid of guides Senshuu and Kamahachi, Tsubaki and Misa make their way to the royal palace. Masago captures Tsubaki's friends and overpowers him, then attempts to convince him to join her as her apprentice. When Tsubaki refuses, Masago's masked henchmen attack him; Tsubaki kills them, but also accidentally kills Misa dressed in their uniform, just as he had foreseen. Completely broken, Tsubaki agrees to join Masago, forming a dyad to resurrect Misa, and departs. |
Cast : Tsubaki (Japanese: Yū Miyazaki; English: Henry Golding), Misa (Japanese: Lynn; English: Jamie Chung), Senshuu (Japanese: Chō; English: George Takei), Kamahachi (Japanese: Wataru Takagi; English: Keone Young), Masago (Japanese: Yukari Nozawa; English: Lorraine Toussaint)
Development of the Star Wars: Visions project began when James Waugh, vice president of franchise content at Lucasfilm, pitched the idea to Kathleen Kennedy at the beginning of 2020. To facilitate the international production, Lucasfilm collaborated with independent producer Justin Leach and his company Qubic Pictures, which helped facilitate the discussions between the US-based executives and Japanese studios; this became particularly important during the COVID-19 pandemic, when planned in-person collaborative meetings had to be canceled. Production of the shorts took place in Japan throughout 2020 and 2021.
On December 10, 2020, it was announced that Star Wars: Visions was an anime anthology series of ten short films by different creators set in the Star Wars universe. It was previewed by producer Kanako Shirasaki and the executive producers at Anime Expo Lite in July 2021. At the event, it was revealed that the number of episodes had decreased from ten to nine, due to The Ninth Jedi originally starting development as two films, before being combined later on to achieve something on a grander scale.
Star Wars: Visions stories were not required to adhere to the established Star Wars timeline:
We really wanted to give these creators a wide creative berth to explore all the imaginative potential of the Star Wars galaxy through the unique lens of anime. We realized we wanted these to be as authentic as possible to the studios and creators who are making them, made through their unique process, in a medium they’re such experts at. So the idea was, this is their vision riffing off all the elements of the Star Wars galaxy that inspired them — hopefully to make a really incredible anthology series, unlike anything we’ve seen before in the Star Wars galaxy.— James Waugh
The story of The Duel was specifically billed as "an alternate history pulled from Japanese lore". Lop and Ochō is set during the reign of the Galactic Empire between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. The Elder is set "sometime before" The Phantom Menace while The Twins involves "remnants of the Imperial Army" after the events of The Rise of Skywalker. The Ninth Jedi explores "what became of the Jedi Knights" after The Rise of Skywalker; director Kenji Kamiyama was particularly focused on wanting to use "the original lightsaber sounds" that are known to children throughout the world. For T0-B1, director Abel Góngora sought to combine visual and narrative elements of the classic trilogy with those of classic anime by drawing parallels between the anime and manga of the 1960s, and the cinema tradition of the late 1970s. In planning her film Akakiri, director Eunyoung Choi noted that "creating visuals that combined both the fairy tale-style lessons of Star Wars with the advanced technology found in this universe... was particularly important."
In July 2021, it was revealed that Kevin Penkin will be composing the score for The Village Bride, and Michiru Ōshima will be composing for The Twins and The Elder, while Yoshiaka Dewa composed the score for Lop and Ochō and Tatooine Rhapsody, Keiji Inai to compose the score for The Duel, A-bee and Keiichiro Shibuya compose the score for T0-B1, U-zhaan compose the score for Akakiri, and Nobuko Toda and Kazuma Jinnouchi will be composing the score for The Ninth Jedi. The soundtrack for the entire series was released digitally on October 15, 2021.
"The Duel" by Keiji Inai
- Ronin's Theme - 3:47
- SIgn of deaTH - 1:52
- The Duel - 3:48
- May The Force Be With You - 2:01
"Tatooine Rhapsody" by Yoshiaki Dewa
- Order 66 - 0:36
- Galactic Dreamer - 2:04
- Star Waver - 0:53
- Boba Fett Chase - 0:34
- Encounter - 0:38
- Mos Espa Grand Aren - 1:21
- Tatooine Rhapsody - 1:18
- Galactic Dreamer (Instramental) - 2:04
"The Twins" by Michiru Oshima
- The Twin Star Destroyer - 1:37
- Anthem of Imperial (Am's Theme) - 2:01
- Warning Issuance - 0:29
- Passage Through - 0:37
- The Battle of Hangar Bay - 2:44
- The Kyber Crystal - 1:17
- Force-sensitive - 1:06
- The Fate of Dark Side - 1:26
- Duel of the Lightsaber - 1:09
- Out of Control - 0:44
- Choose Your Own Destiny (Karre's Theme) - 1:22
- THE TWINS - 1:36
"The Village Bride" by Kevin Penkin
- The Village Bride - 4:32
- CHIKYU - 0:45
- A Desert of Two Sons - 1:19
- Bue, Pluck & Bow - 3:05
- IZUMA - 1:18
- A Flock of X-Wings Descend Into a Mountain's Garden - 2:16
- Requiem for Blasters - 1:22
- MAGINA x FORCE - 2:22
- Postlude - 0:58
- Composer Diaries: Children of Magina - 6:37
"The Ninth Jedi" by Nobuko Toda & Kazuma Jinnouchi
- The Ninth Jedi - Prologue - 2:08
- Seven Masterless Jedi - 2:31
- Kara and Father - 3:48
- Jedi Hunter - 0:59
- Lightsaber - 1:14
- Speederbike Chase - 1:31
- Sendo-shi - 1:15
- To the Aerial Temple - 0:45
- The Battle of Jedi - 5:48
"T0-B1" by A-Bee & Keiichiro Shibuya
- Start the Droids - 1:53
- Dreaming - 0:46
- Mitaka's Lab - 2:52
- Adventure - 2:29
- Electronic Force - 1:52
- E-J-K (Electronic Jedi Knight) - 3:24
"The Elder" by Michiru Oshima
- Arrival - 0:37
- The Contacts of the Heart - 0:38
- Explore - 0:46
- The Elder - 0:56
- Darkness and Rain - 1:04
- Fight - 0:38
- The Winner - 0:21
- Time Goes On - 0:42
"Lop & Ocho" by Yoshiaki Dewa
- The Empire - 0:47
- Lop - 2:26
- For MY Family - 3:17
- Imperial Officer - 1:52
- Ocho's Preparedness - 0:42
- Succession Ceremony - 4:01
- Thoughts - 4:19
- FAMILY - 0:31
"Akakiri" by U-Zhaan
- Battle Rela - 1:13
- Cameling - Shinobi Theka - 1:14
- Float - 0:42
- Anokoro - 0:52
- Battle Rela (Reprise) - 1:21
- Fall - 0:32
- AKAKIRI - 1:06
- Written Dream - 0:27
Total length: 02:05:18
Star Wars: Visions was released on September 22, 2021, on Disney+.
In March 2021, it was announced that Del Rey Books will publish Ronin: A Visions Novel, an original novel written by Emma Mieko Candon which builds on the story of The Duel. It was released on October 12, 2021. An art book with creator interviews and selected production materials from all nine shorts will be published by Dark Horse Comics in April 2022.
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports a 96% approval rating with an average rating of 8.20/10, based on 46 reviews for the first season. The site's critical consensus reads, "Gorgeously animated and wildly creative, Visions is an eclectic, but wholly enjoyable collection of Star Wars stories that breathe new life into the galaxy." Metacritic gave the series a weighted average score of 79 out of 100 based on 14 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews", with user score 6.6/10.
Angie Han of The Hollywood Reporter praised the anthology for "a love of Star Wars that runs so deep it’s bound to make new fans of the young and uninitiated, and remind old fans why they fell so hard for this universe in the first place," and highlighted The Duel and T0-B1 as particularly strong installments. Tyler Hersko of IndieWire hailed the anthology as "one of, if not the best, titles - television, film, or otherwise - to come out of the franchise's era under Disney ownership," calling it "beautifully animated and smartly written" with "phenomenal" action scenes. Mike Hale of The New York Times wrote that the individual films "play like auditions for continuing series rather than organic wholes," while calling The Duel, T0-B1, Lop & Ocho, and Akakiri the most interesting and exciting films, and noting the "handcrafted beauty" and "visual variety" of an anthology which achieves "both cross-cultural collaboration and mutual homage." Writing for CNN.com, Brian Lowry called the shorts "striking" and noted that "Star Wars: Visions does indeed present unique and intriguing visions, indicating there's plenty of room to experiment." Aniruddho Chakraborty of Film Companion wrote, "The nine-episode show is not so much concerned with being an integral part of the Star Wars universe, as it is with creating something new within that universe." Writing for The A.V. Club, Juan Barquin praised the anthology for sparking "a kind of endless wonder" and rekindling "a child-like fascination with Star Wars", while highlighting T0-B1, The Twins, The Village Bride, Lop & Ocho, and Akakiri as standouts. Amon Warmann of Empire spotlighted Akakiri, T0-B1, The Duel, and The Ninth Jedi as the best installments, rating the overall anthology with 4 out of 5 stars, and concluding that "the galaxy far, far away has never looked more stunning in animation, and at its best Visions folds core Star Wars tenets into compelling stories with characters you instantly want to see more of. Here’s hoping this isn’t the only season we get."
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