Japan gets glimpse of ‘Clone Wars’

Star Wars event to offer clips of film, TV series

TOKYO — Japanese fans will see clips from Lucasfilm Animation’s “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” at Star Wars Celebration Japan, a three-day event in Tokyo starting July 19.

“Clone Wars” director Dave Filoni will fill in fans on the pic’s production in a Q&A with Japanese animator Atsushi Takeuchi, whose credits include “Ghost in the Shell” and “The Sky Crawlers.”

Fans will also get a glimpse of an episode of the “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” TV series that will air this fall in the U.S., as well as meet “Star Wars” actors including Mark Hamill, the original Luke Skywalker, and Anthony Daniels, the original C-3PO.

  “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” opens in the U.S. on Aug. 15 and in Japan on Aug. 23, with Warner distribbing.

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