The Story of Anakin Skywalker with a New Coat of Paint

The Story of Anakin Skywalker with a New Coat of Paint

Akakiri” (Japanese: 赤霧, meaning “red haze”) is an animated short film and episode of the web television series Star Wars: Visions. Produced by Science SARU, the short premiered on Disney+ on September 22, 2021.

Akakiri is the final short in the Star Wars: Visions collection. Here are my thoughts on the story by Science Saru.

The episode opens with an image of a damaged B-wing starfigher descending into a planet’s surface. Several equine creatures bearing masked riders ride across the landscape. Near the downed starship, the Jedi Tsubaki makes his stand against the riders, cutting down several of the riders with his blue lightsaber. Overcome by a past trauma which descends upon him like a headache, Tsubaki is beaten and overpowered by the masked riders. However, the masked riders are driven away by a rain of arrows.