Anime Star Wars Series Announced!!!

Look — I know we’ve gotten a whole load of Star Wars lately, and I know we’ve been spoiled by it, and I KNOW we’re all gonna be really sad when they decide to take a break, BUT THIS IS EPIC!!!

(Spoilers to the Star Wars: Rebels series finale will follow!!!)



Let me tell you, “Resistance” looks like it’s going to live up to the Star Wars standard.

“ is thrilled to announce that production has begun on Star Wars Resistance, an exciting new animated adventure series about Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. It will premiere this fall on Disney Channel in the U.S. and thereafter, on Disney XD and around the world.”

“Featuring the high-flying adventure that audiences of all ages have come to expect from Star Wars, Star Wars Resistance — set in the time prior to Star Wars: The Force Awakens — will feature the beloved droid BB-8 alongside ace pilots, colorful new characters and appearances by fan favorites including Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, voiced by actors Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, respectively.”

Mr. Cowboy Hat guy himself is the creator; due to his amazing work on Rebels (and Clone Wars too), I’m guessing that this is going to be great! I have seen (already pessimistic in the, what, seven hours since it was announced?) that some fans believe it will be a “updated” version of “Forces of Destiny,” and while that would be neat, I’m thinking this is going to be a bit better than that (at least in the animation part). Just look at BB-8 up there! Anime is something I’ve been practicing lately (well, loosely) and been finding fun. . . it would be really cool to see Poe and Phasma in anime form!

Of course, my reaction at first was “oh, yey! New Star Wars!” But then I realized — with this pre-TFA era, we are highly likely to see some tie-ins to our dear Rebels friends! At this point, Jacen (Hera and Kanan’s son, whom I plan to share my opinions, headcanons and arts on soon) will be around his early twenties, and Sabine, Ezra, Hera and the others are well into their later years as well. I’m especially wanting to see Sabine (and no, I’m not biased at all); if this is before she finds Ezra, I’m wondering if this “Kazuda” fella would be interested in helping her. . .

Overall, I’m really excited for this, both for the story, the art (and someone care to give us a trailer, so I can fangirl over the music?), and the characters! What did you think when you saw it? I know I wasn’t expecting the announcement so early, nor the premiere date to be so soon! Any special characters you’d like to see make an appearance (or a return)? Well, ’till we meet again, may the Force be with you!


(By the by, Rebels fans, I WILL be updating my Sabine cosplay very very soon! The helmet is very close to done, and everything is finally coming together! Keep an eye out!)


  1. Shay · May 1, 2018

    Great response to this news, Kitten! I really enjoyed reading your thoughts on all this!! 🙂

    I HOPE we will get some great Rebels tie-ins myself; since it IS a show about pilots, I could totally see Hera and Jacen both showing up at some point in the story, if he doesn’t, in fact, turn out to be a prominent secondary character. Wouldn’t it be so great if they gave him a role much like the part that Hera played in Rebels?! Even though it’s taken me a while to get warmed up to the little guy popping into the story the way he did, I can’t very well hold that against him, and I think he’s a cute little thing who’s future I desperately want more on. Plus, he’s got pretty much the greatest legacy of any Star Wars character so far to live up to, given the amazing people that his parents were. 😀

    But Rebels connections or no, I’ve personally decided to give this show a chance in its own right. I saw so many people over the course of Rebels who claimed that they could care less about that show unless there was something that had to do with The Clone Wars going on, and would only watch the episodes that had a character like Rex or Ahsoka playing a major part in them. Even though I can understand those people wanting to get as much story as possible from their favorites who they felt were ripped away from them too soon, the way they acted about the whole thing made me decide not to do that myself. Rebels will always be my absolute favorite, just as TCW is for some people. But I’m going to give Resistance a chance to be amazing by itself, without including Rebels things. And then when they do that, I can be thrilled and overjoyed, but not demand on those references and connections simply to give the show a chance.

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    • TheFeltedKitten · May 3, 2018

      Well thank ya! Oi, yeahssss, that’d be great!!! I also can see him be like the “teachers pet” (Hera of course being the “teacher” of all these pilot peeps) but is sweet to everyone and completely ignores the fact that his mom would DESTROY ANYONE’S fighter if they hurt him. . . lol, of course he does, he’s got the Syndulla blood AND the blood of a Jedi. Imo he’s not force-sensitive tho. . .
      *grins* And if everyone had this kind of mindset we’d all be in a much better fandom — completely agreed, girl! Rebels was the best thing SW has ever done (imho) but Resistance is gonna be a fathier of a different color and that’s *okay*, people! And lol, I’m still gonna fangirl shamelessly if and when we get some time-ins to my beloved Rebels, but also will learn to love these new guys (even more so than before, for our returning buddies Poe and BB-8! Poe and I don’t get along that well. . . at all. . . so hopefully he’ll redeem himself in Resistance)!

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      • Shay · May 4, 2018

        The cool thing is, if I’ve got my math on this thing right, Jacen in Resistance would probably be about the same age that Kanan was in Rebels. 😀
        I kinda like to think he would be Force-sensitive, but definitely not trained as a conventional Jedi by Luke. Probably just tutored in the Force (the way Kanan did Ezra) by Ezra and Ahsoka when they returned with Sabine.

        Oh really didn’t like Poe? I mean, he wasn’t acting a bit like an overconfident jerk in The Last Jedi, but I don’t *dislike* him for that. He’s a lot like Anakin during the Clone Wars, except I think he’ll learn from his mistakes and have a much better legacy than Anakin.

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      • TheFeltedKitten · May 4, 2018

        But he’ll always be a momma’s boy whether he likes it or not X3 I’d really like to see a book (or FoD short) focusing on him and Hera when he was little; maybe something like revealing his force-awareness (or lack of) and all that. It’d be cute!
        Poe is just so ANNOYING to me and he’s really just like Anakin, yeah! Of course, I didn’t like any of the flyboys (too cocky and self-sufficient) but they all have their perks. Poe’s is that he’s kind at heart — and has a really cute droid X3

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      • Shay · May 4, 2018

        Aw, yes, that would be the cutest thing!! An FoD short would be the perfect format for something like that!! Because they wouldn’t have to give away any of those details Mr. Dave probably has locked up tight and buried in an underground safe, but it would still give us a really neat chance to see him interacting with his mom and being a kid!

        Ah, yeah, I get that! Poe’s not my FAVORITE character from the sequels, that’s for sure, but I don’t mind him. I’m really hoping to see him having grown into the leader Leia was trying to bring out in him and ready to lead the Resistance in her absence in episode IX.

        OH! And I just found out something you should know!! We were talking about all the amazing stuff that Squadron Goals has for sale, and I just saw that there’s a one-day-only almost-store-wide sale going on there today!! She’s marked almost everything she has 40% off for May the 4th!! I might try to order some things if I can get my dad to help me with it tonight. 😀

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      • TheFeltedKitten · May 4, 2018

        Lol locked up in a safe XP I can totally see that. . . I’d love to see his meeting with Ezra too (of course, after Ezra returns) and how that would go. Especially Ezra’s reaction!!!

        That’s a thought though — I hadn’t thought of who’s gonna lead since Amiyln and Leia are out!!! I get the feeling that leadership troubles are gonna be on the board for IX. . . but honestly Poe leading the entire thing and then just blowing up at some point. . . I can’t see him capably leading at this point, but he’ll step up in this next one — hopefully!!!

        OIIIII!!!! Thank you SO MUCH FOR TELLING MEEEE!!! I’m so about to get me a Sabine pin!!!! And maybe a patch too. . . XD Squeee!

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  2. christineeyre · April 27, 2018

    Well, this sounds cool! And I like the time period they set it in: one of my main questions about the sequel trilogy was “how on earth did the Empire wannabes rise to power so soon?!?” Not that it couldn’t happen that way, but I would have liked to know *how*.

    Ooh, yes, let’s have some Rebels cameos! And maybe we’ll get an explanation for why they don’t seem to be allied to the Resistance in the sequel trilogy…

    I’m looking forward to seeing your Sabine cosplay! (Also your opinions on Jacen…I’m still processing the whole thing myself. 🙂 )

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    • TheFeltedKitten · April 30, 2018

      I knowww — and then the switch over to Resistance power and all of a sudden the First Order is a galaxy-wide movement. . . it’s been needing some fleshing-out, and hopefully this will help with that!!
      I didn’t notice that — oh dear. . . what could this mean. . . I mean, Hera would totally be on board with the Resistance (and Jacen too), and Zeb couldn’t b’cuz he’s on Lira-san — but Sabine and Ezra and Ahsoka and Rex and just all of them are vanished oh my. . . I will be thinking about this for a while yet. . .
      Supposedly I should be finishing up very soon; I’m aiming for this weekend with it! (Aihai, he’s a complicated little thing, for such a briefly appearing character. I wonder what everyone thought about him — and what Ezra is gonna think. . .)

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