Adult Swim Producing New Blade Runner Anime

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Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 might not have raked in the most money at the box office during its release last year, but the film has been rewarded with overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics, winning recognition at the 90th Academy Awards and the British Academy Film Awards. Now, it looks like the Blade Runner

Together with Crunchy Roll Adult Swim just send out a press release earlier this morning announcing that the network was going to produce a 13-episode anime series based on Riddley Scott's film series. Titled Blade Runner –Black Lotus, the anime series is to take place sometime in 2032. While there isn't that much information about the show just yet, word has it that the series is going to bring back a few Blade Runner characters.

Appleseed director Shinji Aramaki is directing the film together with Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex filmmaker Kenji Kamiyama. Meanwhile, Cowboy Bebop's Shinichiro Watanabe is serving as the show's creative producer. Not only that, but Production IG's Mitsuhisa Ishikawa is also to serve as the project's production advisor.


With so many big anime names working on the project, Blade Runner fans can expect a pretty exciting series from Adult Swim. It seems like the network is taking the show pretty seriously, which is no surprise, considering how significant the 1982 Blade Runner is to the science fiction genre.

"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," executive producers Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson added. "We are excited to continue exploring that world via this anime series."

The Blade Runner series doesn't have a release date yet but we'll update everyone as soon as we get word.

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