Blade Runner: Black Lotus is a planned anime television series based on the Blade Runner franchise that will air in late 2021. It’s a co-production between Crunchyroll and Adult Swim, as well as a collaboration between Alcon Television Group and Crunchyroll.
Blade Runner: Black Lotus (2021) Synopsis
The story will take place in 2032, following the Black Out, and will feature a female replicant protagonist. It will also feature characters from the Blade Runner universe who are “familiar.”
- Genres: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
- Countries of origin: United States, Japan, United Kingdom
- Language: Japanese
- Filming locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
- Production companies: Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group, Crunchyroll
- Elle: Voiced by: Arisa Shida (Japanese); Jessica Henwick (English)
- Joseph: Voiced by: Shinshu Fuji (Japanese); Will Yun Lee (English)
- Alani Davis: Voiced by: Takako Honda (Japanese); Samira Wiley (English)
- Niander Wallace Sr.: Voiced by: Takaya Hashi (Japanese); Brian Cox (English)
- Niander Wallace Jr.: Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese); Wes Bentley (English)
- Marlowe: Voiced by: Taiten Kusunoki (Japanese); Josh Duhamel (English)
- Josephine Grant: Voiced by: Yoshiko Sakakibara (Japanese); Peyton List (English)
- Earl Grant: Voiced by: Hochu Otsuka (Japanese); Stephen Root (English)
- Doc Badger: Voiced by: Takayuki Kinba (Japanese); Barkhad Abdi (English)
- Senator Bannister: Voiced by: Masane Tsukayama (Japanese); Gregg Henry (English)
- Doctor M: Voiced by: Akio Nojima (Japanese); Henry Czerny (English)
- Hooper: Voiced by: Kazuki Yao (Japanese); Jason Spisak (English)
The anime will premiere in 2021, as revealed on November 29, 2018. Sola Digital Arts will be in charge of animation, with Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama set to helm all episodes. Shinichir Watanabe, who directed Blade Runner Black Out 2022, will serve as a creative producer on the film. In the United States, it will be broadcast dubbed in English on Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block and will be available to stream on Crunchyroll.
Corus Entertainment stated in a press release in June 2021 that the anime series will premiere on Adult Swim in Canada in Q4 2021.
Both the Japanese and English casts were unveiled in July 2021, along with news of a scheduled panel at the virtual San Diego Comic-Con in 2021.
Alessia Cara’s “Feel You Now” is the opening theme.
Blade Runner: Black Lotus Release Dates
Also Known As (AKA)
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|Canada (English title)||Blade Runner: Black Lotus|
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