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Old 2021-09-22, 16:17   Link #1
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Star Wars Visions



An anime Star Wars anthology series made by different studios released today on Disney+.

The episodes are as followed:
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"The Duel" by Kamikaze Douga
Director: Takanobu Mizuno

"Tatooine Rhapsody" by Studio Colorido (Twin Engine)
About a rock band and an unexpected friendship within, with appearances by Boba Fett and Jabba the Hutt
Director: Taku Kimura

"The Twins" by Trigger
About twins of the Dark Side, and how far a brother will go to save a sister
Director: Hiroyuki Imaishi

"The Village Bride" Kinema Citrus
Featuring the traditional Japanese culture of mountains
Director: Hitoshi Haga

"The Ninth Jedi" by Production I.G
About Jedi who need to come back, reunite, and restore the galaxy
Director: Kenji Kamiyama

"T0-B1"" by Science SARU
About a cute droid, inspired by the works of Osamu Tezuka, particularly Astro Boy
Director: Abel Góngora

"The Elder" by Trigger
A homage to the relationship between a Master and a Padawan
Director: Masahiko Otsuka

"Lop & Ochō" by Geno Studio (Twin Engine)
About beauty in all its imperfections
Director: Yuuki Igarashi

"Akakiri" by Science SARU
About a Jedi and a princess, but not the ones we have known
Director: Eunyoung Choi
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Old 2021-09-22, 16:28   Link #2
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I enjoyed Nine Jedi, Duel and Village Bride the most. Akakiri was also really good. Lop & Ocho and Tatooine Rhapsody were the weakest ones. The Twins was Trigger going full Trigger it was really over the top.
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Old 2021-09-23, 17:47   Link #3
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I don't think there was any story that was particularly bad (I didn't enjoy T0-B1, but that doesn't mean there was anything wrong with it), but Nine Jedi stood head and shoulder a over rest imho. Author clearly know how effectively work with his time and twists were both unexpected and yet properly set. It could be used for writing workshop.
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Old 2021-09-26, 01:30   Link #4
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TIL that the Village Bride soundtrack was sung by Emi Evans, who also sang the tracks for both Nier games. No wonder it sounded so hauntingly familiar. The Village Bride was absolutely phenomenal.

Ninth Jedi was also great. You can also sort of tell Production I.G. structured it like a pilot episode. I would easily watch a series based on this.

The Duel couldn't be more a Kurosama Samurai Film homage with lightsabers even if it tried. The brush stroke CGI animation style was pure eye candy.
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Old 2021-09-26, 03:46   Link #5
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T0-B1 deserves more love, I think. An homage at once to both Star Wars and Astro Boy (human name Tenma Tobio) seems wholly fitting for this project. The Japanese dub even has a seiyuu who was in the 1963 Astro Boy playing Tobi. It's also interesting to compare and contrast the philosophies of the English and Japanese dubbing, where you have (as usual) actual kids in the English version and women playing them in the Japanese version.

It's been noted that due to the nature of the project, these effectively play like nine series pilots. Was that intentional? I certainly wouldn't mind a series based on The Ninth Jedi, though something like The Duel seems more self-contained.
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Old 2021-09-26, 04:41   Link #6
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I can imagine that The Ninth Jedi and The Twins could be made into a series with the way they seem to be made like a pilot or even a one shot of a bigger story. The Village Bride appears to be structured from the lens of an outsider visiting and learning about a local culture, so it can be made like an episodic series similar to Kino no Tabi.
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Old 2021-09-26, 07:19   Link #7
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I could see The Twins becoming dreary and tiresome by about the third episode, like everything Imaishi does these days. But Ninth Jedi has worlds of potential, and the Village Bride also offers some intriguing possibilities.
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Old 2021-09-26, 13:43   Link #8
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I can see Twins working as a movie but a full blown TV series would be a bit too much.

There is going to be a novel that tie ins with The Duel episode later this year called Ronin: A Visions Novel and considering Duel alongside Ninth and Bride received the most buzz I think there is a chance we might get to see more of the Duel in the future.
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Old 2021-09-26, 15:21   Link #9
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Personal favorites were Ninth Jedi, The Bride and Lop & Ocho, in that order.

Ninth Jedi has the most potential if they wanted to base a full TV show on it. It has cool lore elements and plot points that can easily lead up to a larger story. The Bride has some awesome soundtrack and explores how different cultures approach their relationship with the Force in different ways. And Lop & Ocho I just liked it because it was pretty emotional for me. I'm a sucker for stories about siblings.
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Old 2021-09-28, 04:12   Link #10
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Funny thing that most of my friends did not like the Ninth Jedi. Shows once again that anime tastes differ a lot in Japan, in the West and in former Soviet countries.
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