‘Blade Runner’ Anime Series Set To Release On Adult Swim & Crunchyroll.
If you’re a fan of the film Blade Runner 2049. You may remember a few shorts that came out right before the movie released. The Shinichiro Watanabe directed Blade Runner Black Out 2022. Watanabe also directed Samurai Champloo as well as Cowboy Bebop, the latter will receive a live-action adaptation on Netflix. Blade Runner Black Out 2022 takes place thirty years after the events of the first film. It serves as a prequel for Blade Runner 2049.
So we’ll get a brand new 13-episode Blade Runner anime series, dubbed Blade Runner-Black Lotus. The anime will release on Adult Swim and will stream on Crunchyroll. We don’t have many details as of yet, what we do know is that Black Lotus takes place in the year 2032, and that Shinichiro Watanabe, who directed Blade Runner Black Out will have some involvement somehow.
London-based Titan Publishing and Alcon Media Group are going to publish Blade Runner comics and illustrated books in 2019. So the Blade Runner franchise will receive a lot of attention next year. They’ve also announced that acclaimed Blade Runner 2049 screenwriter Michael Green will team up with Mike a longtime collaborator and comic writer to create the highly anticipated in-canon Blade Runner comic series for Titan Comics. Furthermore, Green co-wrote the screenplay for Blade Runner 2049 as well as the critically acclaimed Wolverine film ‘Logan’, that received an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2018.
This is very good news to fans of the Blade Runner. There a so many unanswered questions when it comes to the Blade Runner universe. We’ve barely touched the surface and I’m glad they’ll finally explore it some more. Hopefully this blade runner anime will breathe some new life into this amazing sci-fi tail by Philip K. Dick. Let us know what you think in the comments. Lastly, for more entertainment news, Here Are the Top 25 Best First Anime To Watch For New Fans.