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Star Wars: Visions Anime Shorts Posts English/Japanese Trailers, Casts – News


Lucasfilm began streaming on Tuesday a new trailer for its Star Wars: Visions anthology of animated shorts. The company unveiled trailers with an English dub and in the original Japanese with English subtitles, and it revealed cast members for both versions.

English dub

Japanese with English subtitles

The shorts’ cast and creators include (English voice/Japanese voice):

“The Duel” by Kamikaze Douga

Director: Takanobu Mizuno (Japan Animator Expo episode director)
Character Designer Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai, Batman Ninja)

“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 Village Bride” by 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)

“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

“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 Elder” by Trigger

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

“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)

“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)

Star Wars: Visions will debut on Disney+ on September 22.

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.

Sources: Star Wars franchise‘s YouTube channel and website, IndieWire (Zack Sharf)


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