No termination date?“Blade Runner” Anime Series In The Works
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Adult Swim and Crunchyroll are teaming with Alcon Television Group to produce and distribute a new anime series inspired by the “Blade Runner” films.
“Blade Runner: Black Lotus” will take place in 2032 and will include characters previously seen in the Blade Runner universe. Shinichiro Watanabe (“Cowboy Bebop,” “Samurai Champloo”), who previously wrote and directed the anime short “Blade Runner Black Out 2022” which served as a prequel to “Blade Runner 2049,” is serving as creative producer on the series.
Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama will direct all of the thirteen half-hour episodes with Sola Digtal Arts (“Ultraman”) handling animation. Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Laura Lancaster, Al-Francis Cuenca, and Joseph Chou will executive produce.
Adult Swim will maintain worldwide distribution rights for the English dubbed version of the series, excluding Asia. The English dubbed episodes will air on Adult Swim’s anime programming block Toonami. Crunchyroll will handle worldwide streaming.
Nearly two years after they first announced it, Adult Swim and Crunchyroll are set to provide an update on the anime series “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” based on the famed film series, and the adaptation of Junji Ito’s “Uzumaki” this July at the Adult Swim Con. Shinichiro Watanabe is producing the “Blade Runner” series which runs for 13 half-hour episodes and will take place in 2032. [Source: Twitter]