On Wednesday, Sept. 22, Star Wars: Visions premiered on Disney+. This series is unlike anything else done in Star Wars so far, because it melds the world of Star Wars together with the artistic animation style of Japanese anime.
Unlike most of Disney+’s series, the streaming platform decided to release all the shorts at once. So now, fans have the opportunity to watch the complete series as much as they want, whenever they want. It takes away the weekly conversation that fans typically have about Disney+ episodes. But at the same time, most episodes are less than 20 minutes, so the whole thing can be very easily watched in a short amount of time.
And now that the series has premiered and critics have gotten to view it, Star Wars: Visions finally has a rating on Rotten Tomatoes. And according to the Tomatometer for critics, Star Wars: Visions has opened with a strong 94 percent fresh on the website.
We, as well, can back that up: giving the series a strong A- in our review of the series. And the fans seem to agree as well, giving the series an 80 percent Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Will Star Wars: Visions get a season 2?
Now, the question on everyone’s minds is whether or not Visions will get a season 2. Officially, Visions has not been greenlit for season 2. But some execs have shared that they would certainly be open to having more from the series.
Personally, I think the concept is too good not to give it a second series. So many fans love engaging in Star Wars in their own way, including creating artistic content. And so I can only imagine how amazing it was for the studios involved to get to create official Star Wars anime for Lucasfilm. Of course, these shorts aren’t really canon. But that’s quite okay, knowing that all the studios have to worry about is telling a good story — not moving the lore forward.
With so many great ideas, it’s possible some of these new concepts could be incorporated into the fandom later somehow. (Lightsabers that change based on your personality, anyone?) But otherwise, Visions has been so widely praised that it feels like a given that the series will continue in the future.
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