Blade Runner Anime Series are being produced
Alcon Television Group (a division of Alcon Entertainment) together with Adult Swim and Crunchyroll will produce and distribute an Anime series called “Blade Runner – Black Lotus” inspired by Blade Runner 2049.
“Blade Runner – Black Lotus” will feature thirteen episodes, each 30 minutes long, produced by the animation studio “Sola Digital Arts” (Ultraman) and all episodes will be directed by Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) and Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the shell: Stand Alone Complex)
The plot is still being kept secret but the producers have confirmed that the story will take place in 2032 and will included some familiar characters from the Blade Runner universe.
Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson (Alcon Entertainment), Laura Lancaster (Alcon Television Group), Al-Francis Cuenca (“Blade Runner: Blackout 2022” producer), and Sola Digital Art’s Joseph Chou will executive produce the project. Alcon exec Ben Roberts will serve as co-executive producer. Production IG’s Mitsuhisa Ishikawa is participating as production advisor.
States Kosove and Johnson, “The Blade Runner universe is an incredibly deep well for story and character with its world and mythology that audiences have been debating and talking about since inception. We are excited to continue exploring that world via this anime series. Lancaster added, “We are thrilled to have Shinji Aramaki, Kenji Kamiyama and Shinichiro Watanabe as our creative partners and look forward to the exciting journey ahead.”