Blade Runner: Black Lotus Anime Reveals Casts, First Look on 23 July

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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.

Blade Runner: Black Lotus

Cast

CharacterEnglishJapanese
Elle, a female replicant created for a secret and unknown purposeJessica HenwickArisa Shida
Joseph, a mysterious figure who owns a spare parts junkyard in Los AngelesWill Yun LeeShinshu Fuji
Alani Davis, a fresh LAPD recruitSamira WileyTakako Honda
Niander Wallace Sr, founder and CEO of the Wallace CorporationBrian CoxTakaya Hashi
Niander Wallace Jr, a brilliant scientist working for his fatherWes BentleyTakehito Koyasu
Marlowe, a deadly Blade RunnerJosh DuhamelTaiten Kusunoki
Josephine Grant, the wife of the police chiefPeyton ListYoshiko Sakakibara
Earl Grant, Police Chief of the LAPDStephen RootHochu Otsuka
Doc Badger, a black market dealerBarkhad AbdiTakayuki Kinba
Senator Bannister, a politician with strong feelings on replicant productionGregg HenryMasane Tsukayama
Doctor M, a brilliant doctor and professor of medicineHenry CzernyAkio Nojima
Hooper, a journalist in the pocket of the Wallace CorporationJason SpisakKazuki 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.

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Source – Crunchyroll
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