Back in early July at Anime Expo Lite, Disney Plus gave us a first look introduction to the upcoming Star Wars animated anthology series, Star Wars: Visions and they have been true to their word on the release date for the series. Disney has teamed up with seven Japanese anime studios to create a collection animated Original Short Films through the respective eye of each studio utilizing their unique talent and strengths as artists to create something special.
You can check out the trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: Visions below. The seven Japanese anime studios involved in Star Wars: Visions are Studio Colorido (Twin Engine), Kamikaze Douga, Geno Studio (Twin Engine), Science Saru, Production IG, Trigger, and Kinema Citrus.
Star Wars anime has been a much discussed topics online and within inner circles of both fans of the genres. Disney+ has been preparing us with teasers since July and tomorrow’s the big day of release.
A fantastic introduction to classic Japanese anime, The Duel is produced by Kamikaze Douga (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) and is directed by Takanobu Mizuno. The premise of the first short focuses on a battle between a Jedi and a Sith, when a small village reminiscent of Japan is attacked by a band of misfits lead by the Sith warrior. With elements pulled from Japanese folklore, and mostly in black and white the animation is reflective of classic Japanese animation from the early 20th century.
Tatooine Rhapsody is animated by Studio Colorido and is themed around a band of rockers looking to just jam a full show without interruption. While taking influence from Star Wars Episode 1, and emo rock from the same early 2000’s era, Tatooine Rhapsody is a fun, light, uplifting joy ride delivered by the same anime studio that brought you The Whisker Way.
Anime and Manga comes in all types of styles and genres. The popularity of anime and Manga comics is growing in 2021. The explosion of anime popularity in 2021 and the surge of content includes a rise in anime content by 30%. With plenty of new platforms dedicated to anime including Crunchy Roll, funimation and Amazon Prime, Hulu and others dedicating to the art of anime.