Anime Expo Lite is Coming and Star Wars!

20 Jul
Star Wars Anime

Image from Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures Trailer (2019).

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Anime Expo Lite
Runs July 3-4, 2021

Coming to Disney Plus
Sept 22, 2021!

The next Star Wars project, Visions, is getting a sneak preview at Anime Expo Lite, and it’s bound to be a crazy reimagining of those adventures we all love in that galaxy far, far away. Host and pop culture maven Chastity Vicencio and Lucasfilm’s Jacqui Lopez (Executive Producer), James Waugh (Executive Producer), Josh Rimes (Executive Producer), and Qubic Pictures’ Justin Leach (Co-Executive Producer) and Kanako Shirasaki (Producer) will talk about the process in putting together this anthology series before it debuts on Disney+ later this year.  

What can we expect? This event requires a small $5 (USD) donation to access not only this presentation but also many more exciting news during the weekend. All proceeds supports commUNITY Action Fund by Hate is a Virus.

The list on which renowned anime creators and storytellers will be involved in bringing our beloved heroes from the nine episode theatrical arc to the animated front will no doubt be announced at this event.

Dark Horse Comics has published adaptations of the films adapted to manga and TokyoPOP printed tales from top manga talents some years back. Those editions are hard to find now, and to have something new is exciting. I’m sure the animated take is bound to take what’s been made before to an all new level. The talents I’d love to see involved include Hideaki Anno (Evangelion), Mamoru Oshiii (Ghost in the Shell) or Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop). With their track record, they’d be brilliant at adapting the Western franchise to Eastern sensibilities.

Full panel details:

Star Wars: Visions – Sneak Preview 
July 3, 2021 / 3:00 PM PST 
Duration: 30 minutes

Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Visions is an upcoming anthology of animated shorts celebrating Star Wars through the lens of the world’s best anime creators and storytellers. Tune in for a sneak peek that will leave you excited for this all-new vision of the galaxy far, far away!

Trailer:

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