Thursday, September 23, 2021

‘Star Wars: Visions’: Official Trailer and Voice Cast Revealed!

Last month, a first look teaser for the upcoming anime anthology series Star Wars: Visions was released. Now, audiences have finally been given full taste of what’s to come with the official trailer released today.

Star Wars: Visions, first announced during Disney Investor Day in December 2020, is a collection of nine animated short films that will stream exclusively on Disney+. Seven Japanese anime studios brought forth their unique talent and perspective for this project, including Kamikaze Douga, Geno Studio (Twin Engine), Studio Colorido (Twin Engine), TRIGGER, Kinema Citrus, Science Saru, and Production I.G. Viewers will have a chance to experience the signature animation and storytelling styles of each aforementioned studio while watching these stories unfold.

Watch the English dub trailer below (or go here for the original Japanese language trailer).

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In addition to releasing the trailer, Lucasfilm has also revealed the impressive voice cast lineup for each episode. While the English dub includes returning Star Wars talent and other notable names, the original Japanese version is comprised of a multitude of veteran voice actors.

“The Duel” (Kamikaze Douga)
Japanese: Masaki Terasoma (Ronin), Akeno Watanabe (Bandit Leader), Yūko Sanpei (Village Chief)
English dub: Brian Tee (Ronin), Lucy Liu (Bandit Leader), Jaden Waldman (Village Chief)

“Tatooine Rhapsody” (Studio Colorido (Twin Engine))
Japanese: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Jay), Kōsuke Gotō (Geezer), Akio Kaneda (Boba Fett), Masayo Fujita (K-344), Anri Katsu (Lan)
English dub: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Jay), Bobby Moynihan (Geezer), Temuera Morrison (Boba Fett), Shelby Young (K-344), Marc Thompson (Lan)

“The Twins” (TRIGGER)
Japanese: Junya Enoki (Karre), Ryoko Shiraishi (Am), TokuyoshiKawashima (B-20N)
English dub: Neil Patrick Harris (Karre), Alison Brie (Am), Jonathan Lipow (B-20N)

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“The Village Bride” (Kinema Citrus)
Japanese: Asami Seto (F), Megumi Han (Haru), Yūma Uchida (Asu), Takaya Kamikawa (Vaan), Yoshimitsu Shimoyama (Izuma), Mariya Ise (Saku)
English dub: Karen Fukuhara (F), Nichole Sakura (Haru), Christopher Sean (Asu), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Valco), Andrew Kishino (Izuma), Stephanie Sheh (Saku)

“The Ninth Jedi” (Production I.G.)
Japanese: Chinatsu Akasaki (Kara), Tetsuo Kanao (Juro), Shin-ichiro Miki (Zhima), Hiromu Mineta (Ethan), Kazuya Nakai (Roden), Akio Ōtsuka, (Narrator), Daisuke Hirakawa (Hen Jin)
English dub: Kimiko Glenn (Kara), Andrew Kishino (Juro), Simu Liu (Zhima), Masi Oka (Ethan), Greg Chun (Roden), Neil Kaplan (Narrator), Michael Sinterniklaas (Hen Jin)

“T0-B1” (Science Saru)
Japanese:
Masako Nozawa (T0-B1), Tsutomu Isobe (Mitaka)
English dub: Jaden Waldman (T0-B1), Kyle Chandler (Mitaka)

“The Elder” (TRIGGER)
Japanese: Takaya Hashi (Tajin), Kenichi Ogata (The Elder), Yuichi Nakamura (Dan)
English dub: David Harbour (Tajin), Jordan Fisher (Dan), James Hong (The Elder)

“Lop & Ochō” (Geno Studio (Twin Engine))
Japanese: Seiran Kobayashi (Lop), Risa Shimizu (Ocho), Tadahisa Fujimura (Yasaburo), Taisuke Nakano (Imperial Officer)
English dub: Anna Cathcart (Lop), Hiromi Dames (Ocho), Paul Nakauchi(Yasaburo), Kyle McCarley (Imperial Officer)

“Akakiri” (Science Saru)
Japanese: Yū Miyazaki (Tsubaki), Lynn (Misa), Chō (Senshuu), Wataru Takagi (Kamahachi), Yukari Nozawa (Masago)
English dub: Henry Golding (Tsubaki), Jamie Chung (Misa), George Takei (Senshuu), Keone Young (Kamahachi), Lorraine Toussaint (Masago)

Star Wars: Visions will begin streaming on Disney+ on September 22.

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Lindsey
Lindsey joined the Nerds and Beyond team in 2018. She has spent a large portion of her life dedicated to her first love, photography. When she's not behind the camera, she's likely reading books and comics or dabbling in creative writing. Otherwise, she's probably yelling about something Star Wars or Marvel related on Twitter @lindyysolo. Contact: lindsey@nerdsandbeyond.com

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