Can’t get enough of Star Wars: Visions: the first official Star Wars anime? Or maybe you’re a fan of behind-the-scenes knowledge? Or even just art books? Well, don’t worry. Dark Horse has you covered here.

The Book of Star Wars Anime

"The Art of Star Wars: Visions Deluxe Edition" front, back, and unfolded.
Is it just me, or does that look high quality enough to frame?

Dark Horse Books and Lucasfilm are proud to present The Art of Star Wars: Visions Deluxe Edition. As you might guess from its name, this is the deluxe edition of the art book for the first (and thus far only) official Star Wars anime in existence. The Deluxe Edition features a hardcover exterior, along with an “exclusive slipcase”, and a folio containing a triptych of “archive-quality lithographs with stills from each episode”. The artbook itself is 200 pages long, so you’ll have plenty of art to enjoy along with all of the extras. Not only that, but the artbook also contains “insightful commentary” that will explore the art with “unparalleled detail”. Presumably, that means comments from the animators. That might be revealing about this anime.

The Art of Star Wars: Visions Deluxe Edition will launch on September 13, 2022 for a retail price of a “mere” $99.99. Well, it is a hardcover after all. Those tend to be the more expensive options. Still, if you want to preorder this art book, then you can do so at your local comic book shop or bookstore. If you don’t feel like stepping out though, then you can preorder it from online retailers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Just remember shipping and handling charges might add a bit more to the cost, depending on where you’re buying this.

Star Wars: Visions ~ Details

"Star Wars: Visions" key art.
I think you can tell how artsy the anime is even without looking through the art book.

As I have mentioned numerous times, Star Wars: Visions is the first official Star Wars anime from Lucasfilm and Disney. Although to be fair, it’s not a single series with an overarching story. Instead, it’s a collection of 9 episodes, each with its own self-contained storyline. A whole bunch of Japanese animation studios is responsible for the series, with each episode featuring the efforts of a single studio. The list of studios involved consists of Kamikaze Douga, Studio Colorido, Studio Trigger, Kinema Citrus, Production I.G., Science SARU, and Geno Studio.

More of an anthology than a true series, really.

As for what the episodes of Star Wars: Visions are about? Well, you can find out for yourself on Disney+.

Source: Dark Horse Blog