We now have an official release month for Star Wars Visions! Star Wars.com dropped an exclusive reveal for the Star Wars Visions companion novel Ronin, but in the article, they also mentioned that the Visions series will be hitting Disney+ in September!
Star Wars: Visions, coming to Disney+ this September, will feature a collection of animated Original Short Films created by some of the world’s biggest anime studios. Each story promises to be a unique take on the galaxy far, far away, including new interpretations and remixes of Star Wars mythology. Kamikaze Douga’s The Duel, helmed by director Takanobu Mizuno, focuses on Jedi and Sith, but with an alternate history pulled from Japanese lore — and it has become the inspiration for a new Star Wars novel unlike any other in recent memory.https://www.starwars.com/news/ronin-star-wars-visions
Ronin, written by Emma Mieko Candon, will release on October 12th and will feature a story unlike any other in Star Wars publishing history. Ronin will follow “a former, unnamed Sith — known only as Ronin, i.e., a wandering samurai — as he travels the galaxy.” According to James Waugh, executive producer of Star Wars Visions, The Duel short had so much more story to tell that they had to follow up with a novel that connects to the short.
Here is a blurb about Ronin:
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.
Star Wars: Ronin: A Visions Novel is available for pre-order now.