A new frontier of the Star Wars universe was explored with the release of Star Wars: Visions in 2021, where anime creators merged with the iconic galaxy far, far away. The anthology series garnered widespread acclaim for its unique blend of art, storytelling, and culture, revitalizing the beloved franchise. The much-anticipated Season 2 is set to build on this success, with fans eagerly awaiting its release. Here, we dive into everything you need to know about Star Wars: Visions Season 2, from the release date to the studios, cast, plot, and more.
Star Wars Visions Volume 2 will premiere on Disney+ on May 4, 2023. Of course, this is better known as Star Wars Day – May the 4th Be With You. As the first season debuted in September 2021, fans speculate that Season 2 could follow a similar release pattern. Stay tuned for further updates and official announcements.
The first season of Star Wars: Visions featured the collaboration of seven renowned anime studios, each producing a unique and visually stunning episode. These studios included Kamikaze Douga, Studio Colorido, Trigger, Kinema Citrus, Science SARU, Geno Studio, and Production I.G. While the lineup for Season 2 has not been officially announced, it is likely that both returning and new studios will be involved in the project. The diversity of the participating studios ensures that viewers will be treated to a wide variety of animation styles and narrative approaches.
Here’s the list of episodes, studios, and directors:
“Sith” from El Guiri (Spain), written and directed by Rodrigo Blaas, who is known for his work on Trollhunters, WALL-E, and Up.
“Screecher’s Reach” from Cartoon Saloon (Ireland), directed by Paul Young, known for Song of the Sea and WolfWalkers.
“In the Stars” from Punkrobot (Chile), written and directed by Gabriel Osorio, made Bearstory, Oscar winning short film.
“I Am Your Mother” from Aardman (United Kingdom), directed by Magdalena Osinska. Aardman is obviously known for Wallace & Gromit.
“Journey to the Dark Head” from Studio Mir (South Korea), directed by Hyeong Geun Park. Mir is known for work on The Boondocks, Legend of Korra, Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, Voltron: Legendary Defender, and Kipo and the Age of the Wonderbeasts.
“The Spy Dancer” from Studio La Cachette (France), written and directed by Julien Chheng. Their resume includes Genny Tartakovsky’s Primal and Sucker of Souls from Love Death + Robots.
“The Bandits of Golak” from 88 Pictures (India), directed by Ishan Shukla, the studio responsible for the animation of Guillermo Del Toro’s TrollHunters series as well as its spinoffs, 3 Below, and Wizards.
“The Pit” from D’art Shtajio (Japan) and Lucasfilm Ltd. (United States), written and directed by LeAndre Thomas, co-directed by Justin Ridge. They’ve worked on key animation for projects such as Attack on Titan, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, and Tokyo Ghoul.
“Aau’s Song” from Triggerfish (South Africa), written and directed by Nadia Darries and Daniel Clarke. The studio is known for its animated feature films Adventures in Zambezia, Khumba, and Seal Team. They’re currently working on another anthology of Sci-Fi shorts for Disney+ called Kizazi Moto.
Star Wars: Visions Season 1 showcased a stellar voice cast that included both seasoned anime voice actors and renowned Hollywood talents. The English-language cast featured stars such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alison Brie, Neil Patrick Harris, and Lucy Liu, while the Japanese-language cast boasted actors like Kenichi Ogata, Yukari Nozawa, and Takanori Nishikawa. Though the cast for Season 2 has not been revealed, fans can expect an equally impressive lineup of talented actors to bring the new characters to life.
The first season of Star Wars: Visions consisted of nine self-contained episodes, each telling a unique story within the Star Wars universe. The episodes explored various themes and narrative styles, ranging from action-packed adventures to contemplative character studies. The episodic format allowed creators to experiment with storytelling and push the boundaries of the Star Wars franchise.
While specific plot details for Season 2 remain under wraps, fans can expect a similar anthology structure that delivers a fresh take on the Star Wars universe. The creative freedom granted to the anime studios will undoubtedly result in a diverse array of episodes, each offering a unique perspective on the iconic galaxy far, far away.
As of now, there is no official trailer for Star Wars: Visions Season 2. However, fans should keep an eye on the official Star Wars social media channels and website for updates and sneak peeks. In the meantime, fans can revisit the stunning visuals and captivating stories of Season 1, available on Disney+.
In conclusion, Star Wars: Visions Season 2 is set to expand on the innovative storytelling and mesmerizing visuals that made the first season such a standout. As fans eagerly await its release, they can rest assured that the anthology series will continue to break new ground, proving once again that the Star Wars universe is a boundless source of inspiration for creators and fans alike.