A Collection Full Of Gorgeous Animation, Pathos And Galaxy Lore

This present being a Dave Filoni joint leaves it ripe for issues to be careful for, however because the episodes are so brief, none of it’s overwhelming.

The primary episode takes a number of its cues and connections to nature from Hayao Miyazaki’s “Princess Mononoke,” which Dave Filoni has cited as one in all his favourite movies. Its affect might be seen all through Dave Filoni’s work in “Star Wars,” and the small Togruta village feels as if it might be ripped from one of many extra idyllic tableaus in Miyazaki’s masterpiece. The themes of nature’s connection are on full show as nicely.

However what “Star Wars” undertaking can be full with out loads of visible and tonal touchstones to the work of Akira Kurosawa? Pay specific consideration to the second episode, “Justice”, the place the mist blows in on the evil, very like in Kurosawa’s “Throne of Blood.” The music Kevin Kiner brings to the desk has that very same regular drumbeat of dread that one finds in Kurosawa movies like “Throne of Blood” and “Seven Samurai.” The identical influences might be seen within the finale as Ahsoka faces off towards an Inquisitor on the burning farm.

A number of the extra attention-grabbing bits of “Star Wars” fluff that obtained folded into these episodes embrace a name out of Qui-Gon Jinn’s world of delivery as Coruscant, one thing that had solely been in sourcebooks earlier than. There was additionally a cameo of a younger Caleb Dume, the Padawan who would turn into Kanan Jarus on “Star Wars Rebels.” His look right here is simply too early for he and Grasp Depa Bilaba to be grasp and apprentice but, however they’re undoubtedly spending a while collectively.

The opposite large one is the placement of the third episode, “Decisions.” It takes place on Raxus Secundus. Followers of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” will keep in mind that as the positioning of the Separatist Senate. Ahsoka and Padmé journey there to fulfill Mina Bonteri and her son Lux after they plead for peace sufficient to finish the battle. That is the place Dooku’s political energy shall be strongest sooner or later.