Star Wars: Visions release date, cast, trailer, synopsis and more

Ronin (voiced by Masaki Terasoma in Japanese and Brian Tee in the English Dub) in a scene from "STAR WARS: VISIONS” short, “THE DUEL”, exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
Ronin (voiced by Masaki Terasoma in Japanese and Brian Tee in the English Dub) in a scene from "STAR WARS: VISIONS” short, “THE DUEL”, exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved. /

This fall, Disney Plus’s Star Wars Originals catalog will expand once more with the arrival of what promises to be one of the most-talked-about Disney Plus originals of the fall season, Star Wars: Visions. 

In this new anthology series, Lucasfilm will look to tell a series of new Star Wars stories through anime short films available to view both with the original Japanese voice cast as well as via the English dub cast — both of which are stacked with incredible talent.

The series is sure to be the latest hit for the studio which has thus far enjoyed hit after hit beginning with the launch of The Mandalorian and most recently with Star Wars: The Bad Batch

Below we share everything Disney Plus has revealed so far about its first official foray into anime including the release date, cast information, synopsis, and trailer for the new series Star Wars: Visions. 

Star Wars: Visions release date

Star Wars: Visions will debut on Disney Plus on Wednesday, Sept. 22, making it the first Star Wars original series from Disney Plus to stream on Wednesdays rather than on Fridays. It is unclear what Disney Plus’s plan is for releasing the seven short films that make up the anthology series, but it is expected a new short could be coming every week should Disney Plus follow a more standard release schedule.

Star Wars: Visions cast

Because Star Wars: Visions will be released both in English and Japanese, the title features two incredible casts which include several notable names including the likes of Lucy Liu, Joseph-Gordon-Levitt, Neil Patrick Harris, Simu Liu, David Harbour, Henry Golding, Jamie Chung and George Takei.

Wondering who will be lending their vocal talents as part of the Star Wars: Visions cast? Check out the complete English and Japanese cast lists below:

"The Duel English Dub Cast:  Brian Tee (Ronin), Lucy Liu (Bandit Leader), Jaden Waldman (Village Chief)The Duel Japanese Cast: Masaki Terasoma (Ronin), Akeno Watanabe (Bandit Leader), Yūko Sanpei (VillageChief)Tatooine Rhapsody English Dub Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Jay), Bobby Moynihan (Geezer), Temuera Morrison (BobaFett), Shelby Young (K-344), Marc Thompson (Lan)Tatooine Rhapsody Japanese Cast: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Jay), Kōusuke Gotō (Geezer), Akio Kaneda (Boba Fett), MasayoFujita (K-344), Anri Katsu (Lan)The Twins English Dub Cast:  Neil Patrick Harris (Karre), Alison Brie (Am), Jonathan Lipow (B-20N)The Twins Japanese Cast: Junya Enoki (Karre), Ryoko Shiraishi (Am), Tokuyoshi Kawashima (B-20N)The Village Bride English Dub Cast: Karen Fukuhara (F), Nichole Sakura (Haru), Christopher Sean (Asu), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Valco), Andrew Kishino (Izuma),  Stephanie Sheh (Saku)The Village Bride Japanese Cast: Asami Seto (F), Megumi Han (Haru), Yūma Uchida (Asu), Takaya Kamikawa(Vaan), Yoshimitsu Shimoyama (Izuma), Mariya Ise  (Saku)The Ninth Jedi English Dub Cast: Kimiko Glenn (Kara), Andrew Kishino (Juro), Simu Liu (Zhima), Masi Oka (Ethan), Greg Chun (Roden), Neil Kaplan (Narrator), Michael Sinterniklaas (Hen Jin)The Ninth Jedi Japanese Cast: Chinatsu Akasaki(Kara), Tetsuo Kanao (Juro), Shin-ichiro Miki (Zhima), Hiromu Mineta (Ethan), Kazuya Nakai (Roden), Akio Ōtsuka, (Narrator), Daisuke Hirakawa (Hen Jin)T0-B1 English Dub Cast: Jaden Waldman (T0-B1), Kyle Chandler (Mitaka)T0-B1 Japanese Cast: Masako Nozawa (T0-B1), Tsutomu Isobe (Mitaka)The Elder English Dub Cast: David Harbour (Tajin), Jordan Fisher (Dan), James Hong (The     Elder)The Elder Japanese Cast: Takaya Hashi (Tajin), Kenichi Ogata (The Elder), Yuichi Nakamura (Dan)Lop & Ocho English Dub Cast: Anna Cathcart (Lop), Hiromi Dames (Ocho), Paul Nakauchi (Yasaburo), Kyle McCarley (Imperial Officer)Lop & Ocho Japanese Cast: Seiran Kobayashi (Lop), Risa Shimizu (Ocho), Tadahisa Fujimura (Yasaburo),Taisuke Nakano (Imperial Officer)Akakiri English Dub Cast: Henry Golding (Tsubaki), Jamie Chung (Misa), George Takei  (Senshuu), Keone Young (Kamahachi), Lorraine Toussaint (Masago)Akakiri Japanese Cast: Yū Miyazaki (Tsubaki), Lynn (Misa), Chō (Senshuu), Wataru Takagi (Kamahachi),Yukari Nozawa (Masago)"

Star Wars: Visions synopsis

Per Disney, Lucasfilm’s first venture into anime will unfold across a collection of animated original short films hailing from several iconic anime studios, with each bringing its own unique style to the collection.

Among the studios involved in the making of Star Wars: Visions season 1 are Kamikaze Douga, Geno Studio (Twin Engine), Studio Colorido (Twin Engine), TRIGGER, Kinema Citrus, Science Saru, and Production I.G.

Here’s how Disney Plus officially describes the project:

"As a first formal venture into anime, each Star Wars: Visions short bears a unique Japanese sensibility, which in many ways aligns with the tone and spirit of Star Wars storytelling. From the beginning, stories told in the Star Wars galaxy have counted Japanese mythology and the films of Akira Kurosawa among their many influences, and these new visions will further explore that cultural heritage through the unique animation style and perspective of each anime studio."

Star Wars: Visions trailer

Ahead of its Sept. 22 debut, Disney Plus dropped the first full-length trailer for its upcoming anime-style series which provides us with our first look at the stunning visuals from the series of animated shorts and the characters at the heart of their stories.

Watch the debut trailer for Star Wars: Vision below:

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Are you excited to watch Star Wars: Visions on Disney Plus this September?