Japanese Chirashi movie posters – the Star Wars franchise and a continuing saga!
‘Chirashi’ eh? … he sounds familiar, was he one of Jabba’s henchmen, or an Ewok?
No. A Chirashi is not a Star Wars character but a small double-sided poster handed out at cinemas in Japan to advertise upcoming movies. And TVTA is absolutely delighted to bring you one of the most comprehensive gatherings of Japanese Star Wars film posters this side of the galaxy! Featuring examples of every Star Wars film made to date and more bad puns than you can shake a Gaderffii stick at… this post is sure to have those nasty Imperials hot on our tails!
Three-D-PO and Artoo-Won’t-Do
Among my favourites in my Star Wars Chirashi collection is this Phantom Menace 3D poster. Prior to the Disney purchase of Lucasfilm in 2012, George Lucas had intended to make 3D versions of all six films in the Star Wars Prequel and Original Trilogies. The idea was put on ice in favour of concentrating on ‘rebooting the franchise’ with Episode VII and other new films. Hence, only one of the first six films made it as a 3D cinema release – The Phantom Menace in 2012.
A long time ago in a gallery far, far away
I need to add something for the 2008 animated release The Clone Wars, and I’m yet to find anything for the two Ewok films –
Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure edit: found that one at last! and Ewoks: Battle for Endor. If any of these turn up I’ll be sure to include them along with the forthcoming releases… with episode XI scheduled for December 2019, a third instalment of the standalone Star Wars Story in 2020, and talk of future new-character trilogies – this gallery is destined to cause a great disturbance in the force!
That’s no moon… it’s TVTA!
As always, thanks for looking 🙂 Click the images below to make bigger.
Gallery updated with Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure, and alternative Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. July 2019.