Ever since the rise of The Mandalorian, the Star Wars universe has been growing in ways that fans can truly appreciate. The Bad Batch’s first season came to a close recently and is already getting setup for a second season. The Book Of Boba Fett will debut this year with Mandalorian Season 3 coming next year, and more series are on the way. But arguably the most distinct and original of them all is that of Star Wars Visions. Because this is a series that allows Star Wars to go full anime.
And not just “anime” in the way that shows like Avatar The Last Airbender are a form of anime, Disney went to legendary Japanese animation studios and told them they could do just about anything they wanted in the Star Wars universe as long as they embraced their anime stylings. And Star Wars Visions is the result of that, and today, a brand new trailer for the incredible series has dropped:
— Star Wars (@starwars) August 17, 2021
As you can see, this is Star Wars like you’ve never seen it before, and we’ve seen a lot of different versions of Star Wars over the years.
But with this one, you can tell that the anime studios are putting their own styles, their own takes, and their own stories to the worlds and galaxy that is Star Wars. You see tales featuring droids, one that feature animal leads, the return of a certain bounty hunter, plenty of lightsaber battles, and so much more.
You honestly have to wonder not only what the reactions will be, but if it’s successful, will they keep doing this for as long as they find studios to do it for? Because this has the potential to be an anthology series that is unlike anything that has come before it.
We’ll find out on September 22nd when the first episode launches.