Blade Runner: Black Lotus, a brand new anime collection primarily based on the basic sci-fi movie Blade Runner, will start airing in Fall 2021. Though introduced in 2018 following the discharge of the Blade Runner 2049 live-action movie, little was recognized concerning the challenge till its reveal on the 2021 Comic Con @ Home on-line occasion. The collection is a co-production between Adult Swim and Crunchyroll, and a trailer accompanied the announcement. Crunchyroll additionally confirmed off the present’s Japanese dub via its Twitter account.
The Blade Runner: Black Lotus trailer establishes the present as going down in Los Angeles of 2032. This is ten years after the primary Blade Runner animated work, the brief movie Blade Runner: Black Out 2022. A younger lady, Elle (voiced by Jessica Henwick in English and Arisa Shida in Japanese) awakes in L.A., with no reminiscences however loads of lethal expertise. She’s a replicant, a bioengineered human created as a supply of slave labor. Over the course of the present she’ll examine her origins and the thriller behind them, and conflict with the highly effective forces at work behind the scenes.
Blade Runner: Black Lotus will probably be produced by Alcon Television Group and animated by Japan-based CG animation studio Sola Digital Arts. Sola additionally produced the movies Starship Troopers: Invasion and Traitor of Mars, and the Ultraman and Ghost within the Shell: SAC_2045 collection for Netflix alongside Production I.G. The collection will probably be directed by Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki, who labored on Ghost within the Shell: SAC_2045, Ghost within the Shell: Standalone Complex, and Ultraman. Shinichiro Watanabe, who directed Cowboy Bebop, Space Dandy, and Blade Runner: Black Out 2022, will function in a Creative Producer function.
Blade Runner: Black Lotus will debut in Fall 2021 on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll.