“Los Angeles 2032. A young woman wakes up with no recollections, and possessing lethal abilities. The one clues to her thriller are a locked knowledge gadget and a tattoo of a black lotus. Placing collectively the items, she should seek out the individuals chargeable for her brutal and bloody previous to seek out the reality of her misplaced identification.”
That’s the official description of Blade Runner: Black Lotus, the upcoming anime collection from Crunchyroll and Grownup Swim. It’ll debut later this yr, however throughout at present’s Digital Crunchyroll Expo, the opening of the present was revealed by administrators Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama. Test it out beneath.
Additionally revealed was this model new poster, which simply seems slick as all hell.
Blade Runner has at all times been recognized for its props, like these unforgettable weapons and autos. However now we’ve obtained samurai swords? Larger weapons and autos? Black Lotus is taking issues up a notch.
That’s particularly attention-grabbing as a result of the story is about between the occasions of the 1982 Ridley Scott film and 2017 Denis Villeneuve film. We all know the place issues start, and we all know the place they’re going. However, someday in between, we’ll observe a model new replicant named Elle (voiced by Jessica Henwick in English and Arisa Shida in Japanese) who has deep ties to the rising mythology of futuristic Los Angeles. She’ll be jointed by characters voiced by Will Yun Lee, Samira Wiley, Brian Cox, Wes Bentley, Josh Duhamel, Peyton Checklist, Stephen Root, Barkhad Abdi, Gregg Henry, Henry Czerny, and Jason Spisak.
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The 13-episode season of Blade Runner: Black Lotus will debut this fall on each Grownup Swim (in English) and on Crunchyroll (in Japanese). It’s a kind of issues we actually hope lives as much as its namesake.