Star Wars: Visions: a beloved franchise goes anime

September 23, 2021

Think of Star Wars: Visions as the beloved franchise at its most experimental and visually stunning, with an incredible cast and stunningly drawn lightsaber clashes that’ll sear themselves into your memory.

It’s rather intriguing that the anime-inspired Star Wars: Visions anthology series took so long to happen, since Star Wars creator George Lucas drew heavily from Akira Kurosawa films for the original 1977 movie.

With Visions, Star Wars’ iconic imagery slotting beautifully into Japanese animation styles. Different anime studios have infused each of the anthology’s nine episodes with their own style and tell their own story — much like 2003’s Matrix-inspired Animatrix — meaning you never know what’s coming next. It’s all available in Japanese and English, so dubs and subs fans will be satisfied.

Far from the commercial, Lucasfilm have taken the opportunity to bring the familiar galaxy far, far away into more bold new territory.

 

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.