TV - Blade Runner: Black Lotus


Adult Swim and Crunchyroll revealed the first-look trailer of the much-anticipated animated series Blade Runner: Black Lotus at San Diego Comic-con over the weekend...


Press Release

Coming later this year, the Adult Swim and Crunchyroll Original "Blade Runner: Black Lotus" will feature thirteen episodes directed by Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama. The new series is inspired by the award-winning and critically lauded Blade Runner movie franchise.
 
The English and Japanese voice cast includes:

  • Elle, a female replicant created for a secret and unknown purpose, will be played by Jessica Henwick / Arisa Shida
  • Joseph, a mysterious figure who owns a spare parts junkyard in Los Angeles, will be played by Will Yun Lee / Shinshu Fuji
  • Alani Davis, a fresh LAPD recruit, will be played by Samira Wiley / Takako Honda
  • Niander Wallace Sr, founder and CEO of the Wallace Corporation, will be played by Brian Cox / Takaya Hashi
  • Niander Wallace Jr, a brilliant scientist working for his father, will be played by Wes Bentley / Takehito Koyasu
  • Marlowe, a deadly Blade Runner, will be played by Josh Duhamel / Taiten Kusunoki
  • Josephine Grant, the wife of the police chief, will be played by Peyton List / Yoshiko Sakakibara
  • Earl Grant, Police Chief of the LAPD, will be played by Stephen Root / Hochu Otsuka
  • Doc Badger, a black market dealer, will be played by Barkhad Abdi /Takayuki Kinba
  • Senator Bannister, a politician with strong feelings on replicant production, will be played by Gregg Henry / Masane Tsukayama
  • Doctor M, a brilliant doctor and professor of medicine, will be played by Henry Czerny / Akio Nojima
  • Hooper, a journalist in the pocket of the Wallace Corporation, will be played by Jason Spisak / Kazuki Yao

Now available to watch on YouTube, the 45 minute SDCC panel on Black Lotus allowed fans to hear directly from the creative team and voice talent Shinji Aramaki (co-director), Kenji Kamiyama (co-director), Joseph Chou (executive producer), Wes Gleason(voice director), Jessica Henwick (voice of Elle), and Jason DeMarco (co-creator of Toonami/senior vice-president and creative director for Adult Swim/moderator) as they premiered this exclusive first look at the new series at SDCC@Home.

[we can only hope the music in the series is more "Blade Runner-ier" than the trailer soundtrack - Ed]



The series is produced by Alcon Entertainment and animation studio Sola Digital Arts, with Shinichiro Watanabe serving as a creative producer.

Image - Warner Bros