Adult Swim and Crunchyroll has collaborated with Alcon Television Group, a division of Alcon Entertainment, to produce and distribute a new anime series called BLADE RUNNER – BLACK LOTUS intended to be the top Creator from Japan
Inspired by the critically acclaimed Oscar winning movie BLADE RUNNER 2049 BLADE RUNNER – BLACK LOTUS will contain thirteen 30-minute episodes produced by the animation studio Sola Digital Arts ( Ultraman ).
Shinji Aramaki ( Appleseed ) and Kenji Kamiyama ( Ghost in Shell: Standalone Complex ) will guide all episodes of the premiere season. Shinichiro Watanabe Cowboy Bebop Samurai Champloo ) is a creative producer.
While BLADE RUNNER ̵
1; BLACK LOTUS is kept under cover for now, the producers have confirmed that the story will take place in 2032 and will contain some known characters from BLADE RUNNER universe.
Two leaf runners: the original (left) and the last follow-up (right)
BLADE RUNNER began life in 1968 as a visionary science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick titled “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep ? ‘ The novel was adapted to the classic BLADE RUNNER movie directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford 1982. The franchise was revived in 2017 with the long-awaited follow-up BLADE RUNNER 2049 directed by Denis Villeneuve. As part of the promotion of 2049 an anime short film directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, BLADE RUNNER BLACK OUT 2022 was also released. It is also available for viewing on Crunchyroll.
Key art for BLADE RUNNER BLACK OUT 2022 (2017)
While a release date for the new BLADE RUNNER – BLACK LOTUS ] has not yet been announced, Adult Swim will fly the English dubbed episodes on their Toonami programming block.
BLADE RUNNER – BLACK LOTUS is one of several upcoming exciting collaborations between Adult Swim and Crunchyroll, including the recently debuted Mob Psycho 100 on Toonami.
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