‘Star Wars’ Turns Into Anime in Action-Packed ‘Star Wars: Visions’ Trailer

A galaxy far, far away just got even bigger.

The “Star Wars” universe gets the anime treatment in the first trailer for the animated anthology series “Star Wars: Visions” on Disney Plus.

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The series showcases nine original stories from seven Japanese anime studios. First revealed at the Anime Expo Lite in July, the studios involved in “Star Wars: Visions” are Kamikaze Douga, Geno Studio (Twin Engine), Studio Colorido (Twin Engine), Trigger, Kinema Citrus, Science Saru and Production IG.

The studios and their corresponding episode titles are as follows:

Kamikaze Douga – “The Duel”

Geno Studio (Twin Engine) – “Lop and Ochō”

Studio Colorido (Twin Engine) – “Tatooine Rhapsody”

Trigger – “The Twins” and “The Elder”

Kinema Citrus – “The Village Bride”

Science Saru – “Akakiri” and “T0-B1”

Production IG – “The Ninth Jedi”

Overlaid with Japanese narration, the trailer shows off some impressive animation, filled with brand new heroes, villains, aliens, blasters and, of course, all-new lightsabers. In one quick scene, an evil Sith-looking character pulls out an eight-bladed red lightsaber contraption, which begins twirling around so fast it becomes a blur and deflects incoming blaster fire from a droid holding a gatling gun.

In another scene, a blonde female character wields two red lightsabers with four more attached to her body that she’s able to control. She faces off with a young male hero who has a blue lightsaber, but the woman is able to control her red lightsabers like whips and wraps them around his blade. The two face off in the wreckage of a Star Destroyer, blasting red and blue force lightning at each other in a powerful showdown.

Both Japanese and English versions of the series will be released. The English-dubbed cast includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lucy Liu, Henry Golding, Simu Liu, George Takei, Alison Brie, David Harbour, Karen Fukuhara, Bobby Moynihan, Neil Patrick Harris, Kimiko Glenn, Kyle Chandler, James Hong, Jordan Fisher and more. Boba Fett will appear in one episode, voiced by actor Temuera Morrison.

“Star Wars: Visions” debuts on Disney Plus on September 22. Watch the trailer below.

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