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Hamill Wowed by Animated 'Star Wars' Ukiyo-e

| Movies , Star Wars

Mark Hamill has surely seen a lot of unique Star Wars tributes in his day, but this one had a little extra history to it: an animated ukiyo-e short produced by Atsuki Segawa.

Star Wars Ukiyo-e was presented to stars Mark Hamill and Adam Driver, as well as director Rian Johnson and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, at the December 7, 2017 Tokyo press conference for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Jump to 1:15 in the video above to see the delightful ukiyo-e short, with TIE fighters, X-wings, the Millennium Falcon and First Order AT-M6 walkers battling at the base of Mount Fuji.

"It was fantastic. Ichiban!" Hamill raved, adding, "I'm speechless. Can I get a copy of this for my own private collection?" Kennedy and Driver offered their thoughts as well. But it was Hamill who stole the show, pulling out a little more Japanese by remarking, ”Shogeki no Star Wars!"—"Impactful Star Wars!"

This isn't the first time Star Wars has been given a Japanese makeover—or even its first ukiyo-e rendition—but it is the first time we've seen it move!

The Last Jedi opened in Japan and around the world on December 15, 2017.