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First Star Wars: Visions Social Media Reactions Arrive

To this day, Star Wars has been a big influence on pop culture as we know it. One of those major influences that inspired George Lucas to make franchise was Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. Even fan-favorite series The Mandalorian was heavily inspired by Kurosawa’s samurai films. As Disney and Lucasfilm continue to develop different projects within the canon Star Wars universe, they will soon chart the unknown world of the anime community in the form of the all new anthology short series, Star Wars: Visions!

Comprised of 9 shorts done by 7 of Japan’s leading anime studios such as TRIGGER and Productions I.G., Star Wars: Visions will present fans to all-new, creative takes on the galaxy far, far away. All shorts are set to premiere on Disney+ next week. Today, the first reactions have made their way online via Twitter and the general consensus is unanimously positive! Critics have praised the storytelling, animation, and the scope of each short! Right down below is a collection of what each critic has to say.

Star Wars: Visions Social Media Reactions

Am (voiced by Ryoko Shiraishi and Alison Brie in the English dub) and Karre (voiced by Junya Enoki in Japanese and Neil Patrick Harris in the English dub) duel atop Star Destroyers in The Twins.

Erik Davis- Fandango

Anya Stanley- SlashFilm

Bryan Young- SYFY

Jordan Maison- Cinelinx

James Whitbrook- io9

Maggie Lovitt- Collider

Ashley Saunders- CBR

Tessa Smith- Mama’s Geeky

David Opie- Digital Spy

Awhile back, Disney+ and StarWars.com revealed that Star Wars: Visions will have a subbed and dubbed voice cast.

For the English dub:

The Duel: Brian Tee (Ronin), Lucy Liu (Bandit Leader), Jaden Waldman (Village Chief)

Tatooine Rhapsody: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Jay), Bobby Moynihan (Geezer), Temuera Morrison (Boba Fett), Shelby Young (K-344), Marc Thompson (Lan)

The Twins: Neil Patrick Harris (Karre), Alison Brie (Am), Jonathan Lipow (B-20N)

The Village Bride: Karen Fukuhara (F), Nichole Sakura (Haru), Christopher Sean (Asu), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Valco), Andrew Kishino (Izuma), Stephanie Sheh (Saku)

The Ninth Jedi: Kimiko Glenn (Kara), Andrew Kishino (Juro), Simu Liu (Zhima), Masi Oka (Ethan), Greg Chun (Roden), Neil Kaplan (Narrator), Michael Sinterniklaas (Hen Jin)

T0-B1: Jaden Waldman (T0-B1), Kyle Chandler (Mitaka)

The Elder: David Harbour (Tajin), Jordan Fisher (Dan), James Hong (The Elder)

Lop & Ochō: Anna Cathcart (Lop), Hiromi Dames (Ocho), Paul Nakauchi (Yasaburo), Kyle McCarley (Imperial Officer)

Akakiri: Henry Golding (Tsubaki), Jamie Chung (Misa), George Takei (Senshuu), Keone Young (Kamahachi), Lorraine Toussaint (Masago)

For the English sub:

The Duel: Masaki Terasoma (Ronin), Akeno Watanabe (Bandit Leader), Yūko Sanpei (Village Chief)

Tatooine Rhapsody: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Jay), Kōsuke Gotō (Geezer), Akio Kaneda (Boba Fett), Masayo Fujita (K-344), Anri Katsu (Lan)

The Twins: Junya Enoki (Karre), Ryoko Shiraishi (Am), Tokuyoshi Kawashima (B-20N)

The Village Bride: Asami Seto (F), Megumi Han (Haru), Yūma Uchida (Asu), Takaya Kamikawa (Vaan), Yoshimitsu Shimoyama (Izuma), Mariya Ise (Saku)

The Ninth Jedi: 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: Masako Nozawa (T0-B1), Tsutomu Isobe (Mitaka)

The Elder: Takaya Hashi (Tajin), Kenichi Ogata (The Elder), Yuichi Nakamura (Dan)

Lop & Ochō: Seiran Kobayashi (Lop), Risa Shimizu (Ocho), Tadahisa Fujimura (Yasaburo), Taisuke Nakano (Imperial Officer)

Akakiri: Yū Miyazaki (Tsubaki), Lynn (Misa), Chō (Senshuu), Wataru Takagi (Kamahachi), Yukari Nozawa (Masago)

Star Wars: Visions poster - English

Do you plan on binge watching the anthology series? Let us know in the comments below!

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Written by Devin Colson

I’m a huge geek when it comes to things like Marvel/DC, Star Wars, anime, etc. Bit of a movie buff. Disney kid at heart.