On Wednesday, Crunchyroll and Adult Swim revealed the English and Japanese casts for Blade Runner: Black Lotus. The 13-episode television anime series will be produced by the two companies in collaboration with Alcon Entertainment. The anime is based on Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to the 1982 film Blade Runner.
|Elle, a female replicant created for a secret and unknown purpose||Jessica Henwick||Arisa Shida|
|Joseph, a mysterious figure who owns a spare parts junkyard in Los Angeles||Will Yun Lee||Shinshu Fuji|
|Alani Davis, a fresh LAPD recruit||Samira Wiley||Takako Honda|
|Niander Wallace Sr, founder and CEO of the Wallace Corporation||Brian Cox||Takaya Hashi|
|Niander Wallace Jr, a brilliant scientist working for his father||Wes Bentley||Takehito Koyasu|
|Marlowe, a deadly Blade Runner||Josh Duhamel||Taiten Kusunoki|
|Josephine Grant, the wife of the police chief||Peyton List||Yoshiko Sakakibara|
|Earl Grant, Police Chief of the LAPD||Stephen Root||Hochu Otsuka|
|Doc Badger, a black market dealer||Barkhad Abdi||Takayuki Kinba|
|Senator Bannister, a politician with strong feelings on replicant production||Gregg Henry||Masane Tsukayama|
|Doctor M, a brilliant doctor and professor of medicine||Henry Czerny||Akio Nojima|
|Hooper, a journalist in the pocket of the Wallace Corporation||Jason Spisak||Kazuki Yao|
Blade Runner: Black Lotus first look will be revealed on July 23 at 8:00 p.m. EDT during the [email protected] 2021 virtual event. The panel will include:
1. Shinji Aramaki (Director)
2. Kenji Kamiyama (Director)
3. Joseph Chou (Executive Producer)
4. Wes Gleason (Voice Director)
5. Jessica Henwick (Voice Actress – Elle)
6. Jason DeMarco (co-creator of Toonami and senior vice-president and creative director for Adult Swim)
The narrative of Blade Runner: Black Lotus will take place in 2032, between the two films, and will feature several well-known movie characters.
Crunchyroll previously aired the anime short “Blade Runner: Black Out 2022” in September 2017 before the release of Blade Runner 2049.