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[11/29/18 - 09:00 AM]
Adult Swim and Crunchyroll Producing All-New "Blade Runner" Anime Series with Alcon Television Group
"Blade Runner - Black Lotus" will feature thirteen 30-minute episodes produced by animation studio Sola Digital Arts.







BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS (ADULT SWIM)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
11/29/18
STATUS:
previously in development (2019-2020 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
13 episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from Adult Swim's press release, November 2018) Alcon Television Group, a division of Alcon Entertainment, has partnered with Adult Swim and Crunchyroll to produce and distribute a new anime series inspired by the critically acclaimed Oscar-winning movie BLADE RUNNER 2049. BLADE RUNNER - BLACK LOTUS will feature thirteen 30-minute episodes produced by animation studio Sola Digital Arts (Ultraman). Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) and Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) will direct all episodes of the premiere season, which will follow their current directorial work on the upcoming Ghost in the Shell series reboot. Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) is a creative producer. While the series plot is being kept under wraps, producers have confirmed the story will take place in 2032 and will include some familiar characters from the BLADE RUNNER universe. Adult Swim will have the worldwide rights (excluding Asia) to distribute the English dubbed versions of the series and will air the English dubbed episodes of BLADE RUNNER - BLACK LOTUS on the network's popular anime programming block Toonami.Similarly, Crunchyroll will handle worldwide streaming for its community of more than 45 million registered users and 2 million subscribers. Adult Swim and Crunchyroll are both divisions of WarnerMedia, with BLADE RUNNER - BLACK LOTUS being one of several upcoming exciting collaborations including the recently debuted Mob Psycho 100 on Toonami.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Al-Francis Cuenca as EP
· Andrew Kosove as EP
· Ben Roberts as CO-EP
· Broderick Johnson as EP
· Joseph Chou as EP
· Kenji Kamiyama as DIR
· Laura Lancaster as EP
· Shinichiro Watanabe as PROD
· Shinji Aramaki as DIR
GENRE(S):
· based on a feature film
· comedy (all)
· comedy (animated)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Alcon Television Group
· Production IG
· Sola Digital Arts