Sep 23, 2021
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Star Wars: Visions review: Proof Star Wars doesn’t need Luke Skywalker

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Star Wars: Visions, the first original anime series on Disney Plus, brings the Star Wars franchise full circle through the medium of Japanese animation. For a series whose origins were so heavily informed by George Lucas’ love of Akira Kurosawa and jidaigeki (“period drama”) films, the idea of a Star Wars anime anthology feels about as natural as the Force itself.

“We always thought that the anime vernacular would work well with Star Wars […] but if you think of Star Wars five or six years ago, we were in a very different place,” Visions executive producer James Waugh tells Polygon. “We were relaunching a franchise in a really big way, it was feature-driven.” It wasn’t until Disney’s library had a streaming home…

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