On Friday, Blade Runner: Black Lotus anime revealed the new trailer and art for the series at [email protected] 2021 live-stream on YouTube. Crunchyroll and Adult Swim are partnering with Alcon Entertainment to produce the series.
Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama are directing the anime at studio Sola Digital Arts.
The trailer previews the song “Feel You Now” by Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Alessia Cara.
The narrative of Blade Runner: Black Lotus will take place in 2032, between the two films, and will feature several well-known movie characters.
Blade Runner: Black Lotus panel had the following members:
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 cast are:
|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|
Crunchyroll previously aired the anime short “Blade Runner: Black Out 2022” in September 2017. The short was aired before the release of Blade Runner 2049.
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