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Animated Shorts Star Wars: Visions - General Discussion Thread (Spoilers Allowed)

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV- Current and Future Shows' started by Jedi Knight Fett , Dec 10, 2020.

  1. Saturn830

    Saturn830 Jedi Knight star 1

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    Now that I've had a week or so to absorb everything:

    Great
    The Village Bride
    The Ninth Jedi
    The Elder

    Good
    Tatooine Rhapsody
    Lop and Ocho

    Decent
    The Duel
    Akakiri

    Okay
    TO-B1

    Meh (but fun in a dumb way)
    The Twins

    It took me a few episodes to get into it because I think I was still caught up on trying to work things into canon even though I knew better. Once I got over that though I really enjoyed the ride. I would have liked a few episodes that maybe didn't focus on the Jedi and lightsabers, but given that it was an anime collection I can see how those elements were low hanging fruit. Hope to see more in the future.
     
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  2. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 6

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    1. The Duel
    2. Akakiri
    3. The Ninth Jedi
    4. The Elder
    5. T0-B1
    6. The Village Bride
    7. Lop and Ocho
    8. Tatooine Rhapsody
    9. The Twins
     
  3. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Chosen One star 8

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    I'd probably rank them something like this:

    Loved

    The Village Bride
    The Ninth Jedi
    The Duel

    Liked

    Tatooine Rhapsody
    The Twins
    The Elder
    Akakiri

    Meh

    Lop and Ocho
    T0-B1

    The top 3 will definitely live long in my memory, such captivating images and stories.
     
  4. AndrewPascoe

    AndrewPascoe Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Talk about a terrible hot take.

    What is it about Akakiri that places it as your second favourite? I haven’t seen many people rank it that high so I’m curious.
     
  5. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 6

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    I just really enjoyed the animation, the strangeness of it (including the off-kilter music), the world of the episode (not least the mounts and the masked enemies), the unique almost Mayan god villain, and the Frodo takes the Ring/ What if Anakin resurrected Padme, ending. Felt like the boldest of the series, and for me, as visually the strongest.
     
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  6. Jordan1Kenobi

    Jordan1Kenobi SWC 100 Day Star Wars Challenge Host star 6 VIP - Game Host

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    Finished watching them all last night. I’m really, really impressed with the show! It was so unique and different. And I hope they continue these stories, or similar stories in the future.

    I’m ranking them:
    1. The Ninth Jedi
    2. The Village Bride
    3. The Duel
    4. The Elder
    5. The Twins
    6. Lop & Ochô
    7. T0-B1
    8. Akakiri
    9. Tatooine Rhapsody
    The Ninth Jedi and The Village Bridge were phenomenal. Akakiri and Tatooine Rhapsody were just ok. And all the others were good / great.
     
  7. Chris_Fives

    Chris_Fives Jedi Master star 3

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    Just finished the last one! Overall it is a bit o a mixed bag and it is a bit like a box of chocolates - you might not know what you will get hehe But I really enjoyed this project and would definitely be tuning in for Season 2 if it ever happens!


    The Duel - 10/10
    The Ninth Jedi - 7/10
    Akakiri - 7/10
    The Elder 6/10
    The Village Bride - 6/10
    Tatooine Rhapsody - 6/10
    Lop and Ochō - 5/10
    The Twins - 5/10
    T0-B1 - 4/10
     
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  8. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 6

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    New ranking.

    1. Akakiri
    2. The Duel
    3. The Elder
    4. The Ninth Jedi
    5. The Village Bride
    6. T0-B1
    7. Lop and Ocho
    8. Tatooine Rhapsody
    9. The Twins
     
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  9. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Treasure Lover of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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  10. DarthFixxxer

    DarthFixxxer Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Oct 20, 2018
    Excellent
    1. The Village Bride
    2. The Ninth Jedi
    Great
    3. The Elder
    4. The Duel
    Good
    5. Lop and Ocho
    Meh, didn't care for it
    6. Akakiri
    Bad/Cringe
    7. The Twins
    8. Tatooine Rhapsody
    9. T0-B1
     
  11. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  12. DannyD

    DannyD Jedi Knight star 4

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    I thoroughly enjoyed the entire series, watching it in 2-3 sessions.

    The individual styles and separate storylines were quite contrasting. I thought there was a good cross-section of anime styles. Story-wise, it was a little Jedi/Sith duel heavy but maybe this was the brief or maybe this appealed to the studios?

    in any case, they expanded beyond the saga era which also felt like it made the universe much bigger - canon or not.

    I don't like all anime styles and some of these felt like they were more for children - which is fine for a wider SW fan base (just like Droids or Ewoks was), but I would only watch a more adult-style series if one of these studios was commissioned to do one.

    But I enjoyed all of them for what they introduced me to anyway.

    I would really like another anthology season. An episode per week wouldn't work - no suspense between episodes and they're only short and not connected, so really disposable. But an episode/night, like the original Clone Wars mini-series, would be great IMHO.

    I imagine you could go to other countries and different studios for other animation styles and genres of stories.

    Well done "Visions"! Good, strong work. :)
     
  13. MrDarth0

    MrDarth0 Jedi Master star 4

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    Oct 3, 2015
    My favorite ones were:

    The Elder
    The Duel
    The Ninth Jedi

    I was okay with:

    Lop and Ocho
    Akakiri
    T0-B1

    The ones I didn't particularly enjoy:

    The Village Bride
    Tatooine Rhapsody
    The Twins (which is probably my least favorite one out of them)
     
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  14. R4-D4

    R4-D4 Jedi Master star 1

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    Why is Lop and Ocho so lowly rated? I thought it was great solid story. Very Star Warsy and Japanese culture at same time
     
  15. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 6

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    I feel the same way about Akakiri, which I think is one of the best, but which most seem to rate near the bottom.
     
  16. R4-D4

    R4-D4 Jedi Master star 1

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    Akakiri I didn’t like on first watch. Second watch I rated it a lot higher. I feel like it places nicely in Knight Errant era- grumani sector sith
     
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  17. Vader Bob

    Vader Bob Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Jun 8, 2020
    I liked Akakiri. It really nailed the tragedy of the dark side of the force IMO. Like Anakin, it wasn't sought but became a means to an end for someone that couldn't deal with loss.
     
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  18. Ancient Whills

    Ancient Whills Force Ghost star 6

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    Jun 12, 2011
    Some translations from Japanese articles and Twitter threads.


     
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  19. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  20. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Full series order for The Ninth Jedi. Book it!
     
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  21. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok 11X Wacky Wednesday Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

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    I’d also like to see a full series order for The Duel’s Ronin and his R5 droid.
     
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  22. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Also it be our first look into a post ST era galaxy, and we could see familiar characters who are older now. there are six oother jedi out there who might be familair jedi.
     
  23. MrDarth0

    MrDarth0 Jedi Master star 4

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    Oct 3, 2015
    Or maybe Marvel anime, Disney characters in anime style, and some original anime movies/TV shows...
     
  24. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 6

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    Definitely an Akakiri show.
     
  25. AndrewPascoe

    AndrewPascoe Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I think Disney has seen the success Netflix has had with its original anime content and Visions was their first little foray into it. What a great start.

    For those interested the soundtracks for the episodes are out on Spotify. I would highly recommend hooking The Village Bridge soundtrack directly into your veins.

    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1Jw74YCt28cY6RlXG3xKxP?si=621be1df83e94af3
     
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