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    [TV] Star Wars: Visions





    Star Wars: Visions is a collection of animated short films presented "through the lens of the world's best anime creators" that offer "a fresh and diverse cultural perspective to Star Wars"
    Release: September 22 - all 9 stories

    Reminds me of Galaxy of Adventures mini-series they did which is kind of hard to find for some reason despite being great.

    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...03Tlr8R3OZ5vEa
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    I like the lightsabers and the droids, and the podracers.
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    While there's some stuff that I already know I won't like (I'm not the biggest Anime-fan, so no surprise there ) some things looked really cool and it made me think about how much the whole Star Wars was influenced by early Samurai films and that some of those scenes look so naturally Star Wars that the Samurai basis of it all shines through ^^ Very curious about how this turns out and I am for sure going to watch it. If I end up liking only half of it, that's still more Star Wars to like

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    I watched the first part of the trailer and was immediately disappointed by the English dub. Fortunately I kept watching as the Japanese VO immediately redeemed it. I'm not normally much of an anime fan (I don't mind it, I just prefer reading manga instead), but this is one of those rare shows I will definitely be checking out.
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    Art is all over the place. But the show is done by different studios:
    Kamikaze Douga, Geno Studio (Twin Engine), Studio Colorido (Twin Engine), Trigger (3.41 -- you can clearly see it) , Kinema Citrus, Science Saru and Production IG.


    Kamikaze Douga does the OPs for studios, like Jojo bizzare adverture.
    Geno Studio did a Golden Kamuy.
    Studio Colorido did some pokemon short anime and thats it realy.
    Trigger is Killa la kill and other stuff.
    Kinema Citrus is known for Made in Abyss and The Rising of the Shield Hero.
    Science Saru only good thing is Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
    Production I.G is kinda a weird one as only unique show that i watched from them was a Joker Game. (LOTGS remake doesnt count)

    Also the start of video sounds a lot like Samurai Jack

    This show is a realy weird project.
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    This still looks cool as all hell. Star Wars + anime? Was this made specifically for me?

    Really glad to see the Trigger part doesn't look like it will be holding anything back and is going full Trigger.

    Version of the trailer with the Japanese voice acting: CLICK HERE

    Quote Originally Posted by Yunru View Post
    Art is all over the place. But the show is done by different studios:
    Kamikaze Douga, Geno Studio (Twin Engine), Studio Colorido (Twin Engine), Trigger (3.41 -- you can clearly see it) , Kinema Citrus, Science Saru and Production IG.


    Also the start of video sounds a lot like Samurai Jack

    This show is a realy weird project.
    Have you ever seen the Animatrix? This seems to be similar to that. A bunch of seperate, unconnected stories made by a number of different studios that all just take place in the same universe.

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    The 'Animatrix' of Star Wars.
    We've gone full circle back to George Lucas' original influences.

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    I'm not super into Star Wars, but I'm genuinely looking forward to this series.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yunru View Post
    Studio Colorido did some pokemon short anime and thats it realy.
    You should actually look the studio up and see what they've actually done. Penguin Highway, for instance.

    Trigger is Killa la kill and other stuff.
    That "other stuff" is some of the most well known anime around lol

    Science Saru only good thing is Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
    They also did things like Devilman Crybaby and Ride Your Wave.

    Production I.G is kinda a weird one as only unique show that i watched from them was a Joker Game. (LOTGS remake doesnt count)
    IG have done a literally fuckton of anime. Enough that I wouldn't even know where to start.

    Really selling these studios short lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    That "other stuff" is some of the most well known anime around lol
    I would say Kill la Kill is probably the most famous of Trigger's series. I don't think Little Witch Academia, Darling in the Franxx or Gridman are as well known as Kill la Kill. Everything else you may associate with them is probably actually Gainax.

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    What makes me happy about it is that I got the impression it was still within the "spirit" of Star Wars while being in a radically different art style then is tradition. Something I usually don't feel when jumps are made like that in franchises. So I look forward to watching Visions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Low Hanging Fruit View Post
    What makes me happy about it is that I got the impression it was still within the "spirit" of Star Wars while being in a radically different art style then is tradition. Something I usually don't feel when jumps are made like that in franchises. So I look forward to watching Visions.
    I actually got the opposite reaction. This allows them to (and this is the feeling I got) explore little side stories/themes in Star Wars.

    Like someone said above, it has strong The Animatrix vibes. The Wachowskis, 20 years ahead of the game. And The Animatrix was fucking fantastic, as a non-anime watcher. In fact, The Animatrix is probably the only anime I've ever watched - this will probably be the second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eschatological View Post
    I actually got the opposite reaction. This allows them to (and this is the feeling I got) explore little side stories/themes in Star Wars.

    Like someone said above, it has strong The Animatrix vibes. The Wachowskis, 20 years ahead of the game. And The Animatrix was fucking fantastic, as a non-anime watcher. In fact, The Animatrix is probably the only anime I've ever watched - this will probably be the second.
    I am slightly confused.. because I feel the same?

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    I thought this was some fan made thing when i was shown it due to all the different styles. Some of them look pretty good.

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    Star Wars anime... wat

    Looks like Love, Death and Robots with the different styles. Each episode is its own thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daedius View Post
    Star Wars anime... wat

    Looks like Love, Death and Robots with the different styles. Each episode is its own thing?
    Yup. Basically a playground for creators to experiment with what Star Wars could be. I'd assume Disney will keep track on what gets good resonance and what doesn't and might expand one or two concepts into fully fledged series. Advanced market research. Smart move.

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    All 9 are out now. Reviews are pretty good.

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    Just finished episode 1, The Duel, and it had me thinking I was watching a Kurosawa movie or something. Very enjoyable. Hell, I'd watch a whole series done like that. Well done to Kamikaze Douga, tbh.

    Episode 2 definitely on the lighter side of things. Mostly music, but I enjoyed it.

    Episode 3, The Twins, is by far the most "anime" episode so far lol I'd expect nothing less from Trigger. Had some great scenes, references, and animation. Spoiler pic for the end of the episode, but shows what I mean by "nice shots."

    The Village Bride, episode 4, was really damn nice. Great score from Kevin Penkin. Think this makes a minimum of 3 I'd not say no to a full series of. Even if I liked Tatooine Rhapsody (episode 2) the least, it'd probably make for a decent SoL anime series.

    Think I'll save the rest for later.

    At this point, I'd definitely recommend watching the series.
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    I would definitely recommend the series. Even the lighter episodes are interesting.

    My favorite is the first episode: The Duel.
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    Wasn't too sure if I'd want to check this out, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by Yunru View Post
    Trigger is Killa la kill and other stuff.
    Sold.

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    [Ayirasi:] It's nice that I can watch the episodes with Japanese dialogue [cheers], but [sighs] the only option for English subtitles is with [gasps] closed captioning? [shakes fist] That's not annoying at all! [neighbor drives past house with loud bass music playing]
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    I jumped around a bit based on what studios I was most interested in, so I haven't seen them all yet. Thoughts so far:

    Episode 1: Very cool, heavily stylized, but also kind of the first thing that comes to mind when you imagine a mashup of Star Wars with Japanese cinema. I enjoyed it, but it didn't blow my mind or anything. It's a good introduction to anime for audiences who might be apprehensive about it. Loved the character and weapon designs, really solid, grounded fight choreography. This could easily have been an episode of The Mandalorian.

    Episode 3: Crazy, fun, total nonsense. Being a fan of TTGL and Kill la Kill, I knew what to expect going into this: over-the-top insanity. And it sure does deliver. Gorgeous animation, some cool concepts (test tube twins, Kyber-powered Dark Armor, Gemini-Class Star Destroyer, etc.) and awesome moments (the final slash), but it's very silly. Also, maybe just me, but it felt like it was really poorly written. The dialogue was very exposition heavy and crammed full of obvious Star Wars tropes.


    Episode 5: Now, this is something special. I heard buzz about this episode based on early reviews, and it is absolutely warranted. If they're using Visions episodes as backdoor pilots, I'd say this is the clear winner; pick it up and run with it. "The Ninth Jedi" manages to accomplish a very difficult trick, which is that it feels extremely familiar and true to the Star Wars tradition while introducing new ideas and dynamics that feel extremely fresh. This episode made me legitimately excited, and I want to see more stuff set in this new era. Great animation, incredible score, really cool designs and fight scenes, great writing, and stuff I won't spoil. Exciting!


    Episode 7: I really enjoyed this one. Great animation and art style, very simple and subtle story. Captured the relationship between Jedi and Padawan very well. Action was understated but cool. Really good dialogue. Honestly there's not a lot to say about it, it wasn't flashy at all, but was just executed at a very high level all around.

    Episode 8: Pretty cool. I think this one could be divisive for people since the art style is a bit unusual, and it wasn't really doing anything too new, but it was really well executed. Clever plot, really good character writing. Some neat visual effects, too. Rendered lightsabers in a way I've never seen done before, with afterimages instead of blurring.
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