Blade Runner Anime Black Lotus Confirms Jessica Henwick Will Lead Voice Cast

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It looks like Jessica Henwick has found herself another awesome cyberpunk project to work on. The star of The Matrix 4 has just been confirmed to take on the lead role in the upcoming anime series Blade Runner: Black Lotus.

Crunchyroll and Adult Swim has officially announced the voice cast of the latest Blade Runner project ahead of its special virtual panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2021. The cast will be led by Henwick, who provides the voice of the mysterious replicant Ellie. Arisa Shida will provide the Japanese voice of the character, who has been created for an unexpected purpose.

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Henwick will be joined by Will Yun Lee, who will play Joseph, "a mysterious figure who owns a spare parts junkyard in Los Angeles." Joseph's Japanese voice will be provided by Shinshu Fuji. Samira Wiley and Takako Honda will portray Alani Davis, "a fresh LAPD recruit".

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The rest of the voice cast is listed below.

Brian Cox / Takaya Hashi as Niander Wallace Sr, founder and CEO of the Wallace Corporation
Wes Bentley / Takehito Koyasu as Niander Wallace Jr, brilliant scientist working for his father
Josh Duhamel / Taiten Kusunoki as Marlowe, a deadly Blade Runner
Peyton List / Yoshiko Sakakibara as Josephine Grant, the wife of the police chief
Stephen Root / Hochu Otsuka as Earl Grant, Police Chief of the LAPD
Barkhad Abdi / Takayuki Kinba as Doc Badger, a black market dealer
Gregg Henry / Masane Tsukayama as Senator Bannister, a politician with strong feelings on replicant production
Henry Czerny / Akio Nojima as Doctor M, a brilliant doctor and professor of medicine
Jason Spisak / Kazuki Yao as Hooper, a journalist in the pocket of the Wallace Corporation

This is great news considering that fans have been waiting for an update on Black Lotus for some time now. However, it looks like the project is moving along well and there's a possibility we'll get the first teaser for the anime at SDCC 2021.

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Black Runner: Black Lotus has not yet been given an official release date but this could be announced at SDCC 2021. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

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