By Julie Catherine
Del Rey Books have officially announced a new Star Wars novel written by Emma Mieko Canon. Titled ‘Ronin’, this latest project is inspired by the upcoming Star Wars: Visions, an anime series slated to premiere on Disney+ later in 2021. Del Rey teased that Ronin is a “Star Wars book unlike any before it” in their announcement tweet, an exciting prospect for fans already looking forward to the upcoming anime series Visions.
In late 2020, Lucasfilm gave a brief description of the series:
“Presenting all-new, creative takes on the galaxy far, far away, Star Wars: Visions will be a series of animated short films celebrating Star Wars through the lens of the world’s best anime creators. The anthology collection will bring 10 fantastic visions from several of the leading Japanese anime studios, offering a fresh and diverse cultural perspective to Star Wars.”
Del Rey stated that Ronin will be an original novel and story and will release on October 12, 2021. Until then, Star Wars fans can dive into the new, incredible world of The High Republic in a series of Star Wars novels, comics, and publishing projects.
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