Blade Runner: Black Lotus the highly-anticipated anime series from Alcon Entertainment, in conjunction with Crunchyroll and Adult Swim has released a new key visual and the series’ official opening theme during Virtual Crunchyroll Expo. “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” which follows a young woman as she seeks to exact revenge on those who have wronged her, to understand her own identity, and to uncover the mysteries of her past is set to release later this year and will air on Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block and will also stream on Crunchyroll.
During today’s “The Making of Blade Runner: Black Lotus” panel, Crunchyroll’s head of development Sarah Victor spoke with directors Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama about the process for creating the series and how the narrative first into the cult-classic Blade Runner universe. Aramaki and Kamiyama spoke about the themes of the new series and how they both worked hard to create a human story focusing primarily on the replicant.Shop SUICIDE SQUAD Styles at HotTopic.com!
When unveiling the new key art, the directors discussed their process for character design and the stylistic balance they found between animation and photorealism. They also shared that the international production and creative staff for the series helped them capture an atmosphere closer to a Hollywood production and allowed them to create more diverse characters, much like you’d see in Los Angeles now.
Finally, the directors presented the opening sequence from “Blade Runner: Black Lotus”. The opening features the original song “Feel You Now” from Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Alessia Cara. Check out that banger below!
Blade Runner: Black Lotus, a Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Original, will premiere later this year on Crunchyroll and Adult Swim. The series is produced by Alcon Entertainment and animation studio Sola Digital Arts, with Shinichiro Watanabe serving as a creative producer.
Blade Runner: Black Lotus Official Synopsis:
Los Angeles 2032. A young woman wakes up with no memories and possessing deadly skills. The only clues to her mystery are a locked data device and a tattoo of a black lotus. Putting together the pieces, she must hunt down the people responsible for her brutal and bloody past to find the truth of her lost identity.
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