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Watched the first two tonight.  The Duel was excellent.  Tatooine Rhapsody was whatever. It felt exactly like what I picture in my head when somebody says “anime” that makes me never want to watch anime.   Seems like this will be the mixed bag I expected, but I’m excited to find out over the next week or so.

 

Hopefully the  scores will be available to buy on Friday.

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49 minutes ago, mstrox said:

Watched the first two tonight.  The Duel was excellent.  Tatooine Rhapsody was whatever. It felt exactly like what I picture in my head when somebody says “anime” that makes me never want to watch anime.   Seems like this will be the mixed bag I expected, but I’m excited to find out over the next week or so.

 

Hopefully the  scores will be available to buy on Friday.

Yeah I was eh on Tattooine Rhapsody, I like the premise of an Order 66 Jedi trying to eek out a new life as a musician but the execution was pretty weird.

 

Just having it be regular rock was immersion breaking, what I like about the in-universe music of Star Wars is that it’s utterly bizarre and uses instruments that don’t always have a real world equivalent. Nary a kloo horn in sight! Blasphemy I tell you

Well this is exciting, apparently The Duel is getting a book based off it in October! image.jpeg


A mysterious former Sith wanders the galaxy in this stunning Star Wars tale, an original novel inspired by the world of The Duelfrom the Star Wars Visionsanimated anthology.
 
The Jedi are the most loyal servants of the Empire. 
 
Two decades ago, Jedi clans clashed in service to feuding lords. Sickened by this endless cycle, a sect of Jedi rebelled, seeking to control their own destiny and claim power in service of no master. They called themselves Sith. 
 
The Sith rebellion failed, succumbing to infighting and betrayal, and the once rival lords unified to create an Empire . . . but even an Empire at peace is not free from violence. 
 
Far on the edge of the Outer Rim, one former Sith wanders, accompanied only by a faithful droid and the ghost of a less civilized age. He carries a lightsaber, but claims lineage to no Jedi clan, and pledges allegiance to no lord. Little is known about him, including his name, for he never speaks of his past, nor his regrets. His history is as guarded as the red blade of destruction he carries sheathed at his side.
 
As the galaxy's perpetual cycle of violence continues to interrupt his self-imposed exile, and he is forced to duel an enigmatic bandit claiming the title of Sith, it becomes clear that no amount of wandering will ever let him outpace the specters of his former life.

 

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The mysterious Sith in The Duel is a cool new character. I really enjoyed the short and want to learn more about this new character. The third short is really wild and fun. Completely over the top in a very good way.

 

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19 minutes ago, artguy360 said:

The mysterious Sith in The Duel is a cool new character. I really enjoyed the short and want to learn more about this new character. The third short is really wild and fun. Completely over the top in a very good way.

 

I agree about Ronin in The Duel, good thing he’s getting a novel next month

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On 22/09/2021 at 7:35 PM, DarthDementous said:

It was especially amusing to see Kazuma Jinnouchi's name pop up, for those that don't know he was co-composer and composer for Halo 4 and 5 respectively, and his music has been critiqued as sounding more like Star Wars than Halo at times - so pretty great he finally got a chance to score Star Wars!

 

My thoughts exactly... I've been saying since 2012 that Kazuma would be a perfect fit for a Star Wars score... I'm glad 9 years later I've finally been proven correct!

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On 22/09/2021 at 5:35 PM, DarthDementous said:

Kazuma Jinnouchi

 

I've not heard this name before, but after seeing The Ninth Jedi and the reception here, I think I'll be paying more attention :)

 

I'm a huge sucker for allusion, and I sat up straight when

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the Margrave starting swinging his saber and the fast brass triplets played something that sounded an awful lot like one of the Naboo Battle motifs from TPM.

 

Am I right or am I overthinking it?

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The score for The Twins by Michiru Ōshima had some very nice Williams-isms that were for the most part buried quite low in the mix. 

 

After watching all nine, I think several would be great to see series expanded from them and that's the sense I got - these are essentially pitches or pilot episodes for potential seasons.

 

If you're not a fan of anime, these wouldn't appeal to you at all.

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According to Nobuko Toda on Facebook "the soundtrack will be announced soon".

 

8 hours ago, j39m said:

 

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Am I right or am I overthinking it?

 

It sounded like it started with a bit of Scherzo from TLC which then seamlessly transitions into a rendition of Droid Battle. Definitely noticed that right away!

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Anyone else notice 'I have a bad feeling about this' line is referenced in each short? I wonder if Disney gave each studio a list of things they could include, or had to include...

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7 hours ago, Arpy said:

I wonder if Disney gave each studio a list of things they could include, or had to include...

 

Lucasfilm has taken care to state repeatedly that they gave studios a free hand in creating these shorts. If they let canon go freewheeling here, I can't imagine they would micromanage tonal hits like "I have a bad feeling about this." Therefore I believe the answer to that question in the general is "no":

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One thing Lucasfilm did not do, however, was be a stickler about “Star Wars” canon — either way. If a studio wanted to step far outside the established story — like Trigger did with “The Twins,” about a pair of Sith siblings genetically engineered to keep the Empire in power — Lucasfilm gave its blessing. If a studio hoped to draw from existing characters — like Studio Colorido’s “Tatooine Rhapsody,” about a rag-tag rock band that runs afoul of Boba Fett and Jabba the Hutt — Lucasfilm stepped in with their help and expertise, too.

 

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Even if “I have a bad feeling about this” was some sort of studio mandate, why would that be so nefarious?  Some variation of the phrase is in each movie, IIRC, and it’s not like Lucasfilm mandated strict adherence to timelines, canon, or even any sort of house style.  

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It was a harmless jab at Disney, folks. I never said it was some nefarious thing. Jeez. It's just a line in every episode that felt a little repetitive after eight other episodes is all (I watched all back-to-back).

 

If I have a real criticism of Visions is that, apart from a couple of the episodes, they had zero time to tell proper stories, and critical character development was condensed to one or two short scenes.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Bought the first three today.  $8-10 apiece for nine scores to animated shorts is too rich for my budget, so I’m spacing it out over time.

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7 minutes ago, Manakin Skywalker said:

 I assume all the music is probably released! 

Evidently Disney heard that we are interested in getting complete SW scores.  I believe we are now expected to say "thank you, " and praise them.  

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When I watched the episodes the one from The Village Bride stood out the most to me, even if I wouldnt exactly call it a Star Warsian score.

The score for Episodes 3, 5 and 8 are also quite fun and excellent.

The best episode for me is probably The Duel tho. Talk about setting a high bar.

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