Top 7 Anime That You Should Watch Before ‘Star Wars: Visions’
Star Wars has taken its fair share of inspiration from Japanese films and culture over the years. Several people who have worked on various Star Wars projects have talked about the Japanese influences on their work on the series. Even George Lucas stated that Star Wars was heavily influenced by Akira Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress. Now it appears Star Wars is leaning heavily into those influences and giving Japanese creators a chance to contribute directly to the Star Wars universe. Star Wars: Visions will be an anime anthology series with each episode being crafted by a different animation studio. It is an all-star cast of studios with a big pedigree of previous works. To help get ready for this new journey into an anime Star Wars universe, I have compiled a list of anime that you should check out to get ready for the upcoming Visions series for you to dip your toes in the anime pool, if you are unfamiliar, or just scratch that anime itch.
The One Thing 'Star Wars' Does Better Than Marvel
Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) are two very successful franchises that have made a promise of creating an interconnected universe throughout various media, such as books, comics, television shows, and movies. This might come as a surprise to many, but only one universe comes out on top. If we were to look at which franchise does a better job of interconnectivity between the various means of storytelling, we will have to say that Star Wars is more successful than the MCU in its entire existence as a movie franchise.
'Star Wars' Has Reportedly Found Its Grand Admiral Thrawn & Ezra Bridger
Does live-action Star Wars have its Ezra Bridger and Grand Admiral Thrawn? Well, according to sources by way of LRM Online, it seems we might. Since last year, we have known that these two characters might be appearing in the up and coming The Mandalorian spin-off shows in some form or another, whether it be in the form of cameos or as a full-on recurring characters. Though with the reports about these actors, the fans may be getting closer to the answer we seek.
What ‘Star Wars: Visions’ Means For The Future Of 'Star Wars' Legends
There is a new Star Wars show about to hit our screens. The much anticipated Star Wars: Visions is slated for release on Disney+ on the 22nd of September this year and it has a lot of fans excited, myself included. More Star Wars content. What is not to love, am I right? One of the most intriguing things about Visions is the unknown element. All the information we have so far is that the creative team behind it were given free rein to tell stories they wanted to tell meaning. They could draw from Legends, established cannon, or develop original ideas. This is all very exciting for Star Wars fans
The Chilling Massacres By This Demon-like 'Star Wars' Species
The galaxy far, far away is a bloody and brutal universe. The Star Wars movies focus on war and the larger diplomatic struggles of an incredibly expansive universe. While there have been many brutal massacres mentioned in the films, from Order 66 in Revenge of the Sith to a reference to the Trillian Massacre in The Force Awakens, not to mention the genocide committed by the Death Star and Starkiller base attacks. One particular set of exceptionally brutal massacres stand out in Star Wars Legends. It was started by a particularly unique race who resembled devils in our world.
Obi-Wan Actually Hid Luke From The Rebellion, Not The Empire
Many Star Wars fans know the classic story: Skywalker twins are born, they are separated to be hidden from the Emperor, and Ben Kenobi watches over one of them (Luke). There is no doubt that they were to be hidden from the Empire. Ben Kenobi says as much in Return of the Jedi, and we see this play out at the end of Revenge of the Sith. However, a recent theory presents an interesting possibility.
Luke Skywalker DeepFake Artist Hired By Lucasfilm
The Star Wars sequel trilogy, released by Disney, has gone on to become one of the most controversial set of films ever to be released in Hollywood. Many fans were upset about how the story and the original characters were handled, whilst others applauded the decisions made. Regardless, Disney and Lucasfilm seem to be doing everything in their power to unite fans again with the work being put in to their TV shows.
Comparing And Contrasting The Force In ‘Star Wars’ And Magic In ‘The Lord Of The Rings’
When film or writing students learn about the hero’s journey story arc in their introductory storytelling courses, two stories are almost always used as the example of the quintessential story: Star Wars: A New Hope and The Lord of the Rings. On the outside it may seem like they do not have as much in common with Star Wars being science fiction and The Lord of the Rings being fantasy. However, their stories eerily mirror each other. They both have an unseen entity that plays a role in the story: the Force in Star Wars and magic (mostly in the form of the One Ring) in The Lord of the Rings.