Lucasfilm has released the official Star Wars: Visions trailer for its very first anime series adaptation of George Lucas’ beloved sci-fi franchise, which hails from seven visionary Japanese anime studios. The anthology series will be available for streaming starting on Wednesday, September 22, exclusively on Disney+.
The video provides us a preview of the nine different stories we’ll get to explore in the upcoming series as it reimagines the galaxy far, far away through the singular style and tradition of Japanese anime. It also highlights the introduction of new characters, a captivating tone, and stunning visuals from each of the animated shorts.
“Lucasfilm is partnering with seven of the most talented anime studios in Japan to bring their signature style and unique vision of the Star Wars galaxy to this inspired new series,” says James Waugh, executive producer and Lucasfilm Vice President, Franchise Content & Strategy. “Their stories showcase the full spectrum of bold storytelling found across Japanese animation; each told with a freshness and voice that expands our understanding of what a Star Wars story can be, and celebrates a galaxy that has been such an inspiration to so many visionary storytellers.”
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In addition to its epic trailer, the complete list of the English and Japanese voice cast for Star Wars: Visions has also been revealed for each episode.
The English dub cast includes the voice talents of returning Star Wars actors including Temuera Morrison’s Boba Fett, along with newcomers to the Star Wars universe including Lucy Liu, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alison Brie, Henry Golding, Shang-Chi star Simu Liu and more:
- The Duel – will feature the voices of Brian Tee as Ronin, Lucy Liu as Bandit Leader, and Jaden Waldman as Village Chief.
- Tatooine Rhapsody – will feature the voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Jay, Bobby Moynihan as Geezer, Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett, Shelby Young as K-344, and Marc Thompson as Lan.
- The Twins – will have the voices of Neil Patrick Harris as Karre, Alison Brie as Am, and Jonathan Lipow as B-20N.
- The Village Bride – will feature the voices of Karen Fukuhara as F, Nichole Sakura as Haru, Christopher Sean as Asu, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Valco, Andrew Kishino as Izuma, and Stephanie Sheh as Saku.
- The Ninth Jedi – will include the voices of Kimiko Glenn as Kara, Andrew Kishino as Juro, Simu Liu as Zhima, Masi Oka as Ethan, Greg Chun as Roden, Neil Kaplan as Narrator, Michael Sinterniklaas as Hen Jin.
- T0-B1 – will feature the voices of Jaden Waldman as T0-B1, and Kyle Chandler as Mitaka.
- The Elder – will include the voices of David Harbour as Tajin, Jordan Fisher as Dan, and James Hong as The Elder.
- Lop & Ocho – will have the voices of Anna Cathcart as Lop, Hiromi Dames as Ocho, Paul Nakauchi as Yasaburo, and Kyle McCarley as Imperial Officer.
- Akakiri – will feature the voices of Henry Golding as Tsubaki, Jamie Chung as Misa, George Takei as Senshuu, Keone Young as Kamahachi, and Lorraine Toussaint as Masago.
The Japanese voice cast includes a multitude of veteran voices actors who are listed below:
- The Duel – will feature Masaki Terasoma as Ronin, Akeno Watanabe as Bandit Leader, and Yūko Sanpei as Village Chief.
- Tatooine Rhapsody – will feature Hiroyuki Yoshino as Jay, Kōsuke Gotō as Geezer, Akio Kaneda as Boba Fett, Masayo Fujita as K-344, and Anri Katsu as Lan.
- The Twins – will feature Junya Enoki as Karre, Ryoko Shiraishi as Am, and TokuyoshiKawashima as B-20N.
- The Village Bride – will feature Asami Seto as F, Megumi Han as Haru, Yūma Uchida as Asu, Takaya Kamikawa as Vaan, Yoshimitsu Shimoyama as Izuma, and Mariya Ise as Saku.
- The Ninth Jedi – will have Chinatsu Akasaki as Kara, Tetsuo Kanao as Juro, Shin-ichiro Miki as Zhima, Hiromu Mineta as Ethan, Kazuya Nakai as Roden, Akio Ōtsuka as Narrator, and Daisuke Hirakawa as Hen Jin.
- T0-B1 – Masako Nozawa as will have T0-B1, and Tsutomu Isobe as Mitaka.
- The Elder – will include Takaya Hashi as Tajin, Kenichi Ogata as The Elder, and Yuichi Nakamura as Dan.
- Lop & Ocho – will include Seiran Kobayashi as Lop, Risa Shimizu as Ocho, Tadahisa Fujimura as Yasaburo, and Taisuke Nakano as Imperial Officer.
- Akakiri – will feature Yū Miyazaki as Tsubaki, Lynn as Misa, Chō as Senshuu, Wataru Takagi as Kamahachi, and Yukari Nozawa as Masago.
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Star Wars: Visions is a collaboration between Disney and seven Japanese animation studios including Kamikaze Douga, Geno Studio (Twin Engine), Studio Colorido (Twin Engine), Trigger, Kinema Citrus, Science Saru, and Production IG.
Check out the Japanese version of the Star Wars: Visions trailer below.