Blade Runner: Black Lotus anime will release later this year

Blade Runner: Black Lotus, the brand-new anime series from Crunchyroll and Adult Swim, has a brand name brand-new trailer that offers us a little bit more details on story and its characters. The 2 business launched the trailer on Thursday, at New York City Comic Con 2021, where they likewise revealed that the series would premiere Nov. 13.

The trailer is the most remarkable take a look at the program we’ve had up until now. It displays the familiar streets of Los Angeles, with all the huge neon indications and flashing video signboards we generally get out of the Blade Runner universe, along with the unstable, steam-bellowing flying cars and trucks of the later 21st century. We likewise got to speak with a villainous-sounding Brian Cox, who voices a character called Niander Wallace, Sr.. Wallace Sr. is the daddy of Jared Leto’s Niander Wallace Jr. character from 2017’s Blade Runner 2049 live-action motion picture. Junior likewise appears in the anime series and is voiced by Wes Bentley.

Most notably, the trailer displays the weird life and uncommon skills of the replicant Elle, who is voiced by the Matrix: Resurrections’ Jessica Henwick. Elle was developed for an unique function. In the trailer we see her battle, dream, take a Voight-Kampff test, and testify “kill them all,” though we don’t always understand who she suggests right now.

Blade Runner: Black Lotus runs 13 episodes and will be directed by Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) and Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Intricate). The series will be animated by Sola Digital Arts (Ultraman 2019) and produced by Alcon Home entertainment. On The Other Hand, Shinichiro Watanabe, the famous director behind series like Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, and Carole & Tuesday, will work as an imaginative manufacturer on the series.

Blade Runner: Black Lotus will air on both Crunchyroll and Grownup Swim and premieres at midnight on Nov. 13.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.