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Blade Runner: Black Lotus is a 13-episode anime series based on the Blade Runner franchise. The series was produced by Sola Digital Arts with Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama directing all episodes. Shinichirō Watanabe – director of Blade Runner Black Out 2022 – served as a creative producer.

The series premiered on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll on November 14, 2021 and concluded on February 6, 2022. A sequel, in the form of a four-issue comic book, followed in late 2022.

The series received a behind-the-scenes book, The Art of Blade Runner: Black Lotus, which was released in November 2022.


In 2032, an amnesiac replicant called Elle wakes in the desert and makes her way to Los Angeles. As she rediscovers her identity and history, she swears revenge on a group of hunters who targeted her and others for sport.


Character English Japanese
Elle Jessica Henwick Arisa Shida
Joseph Will Yun Lee Shinshu Fuji
Alani Davis Samira Wiley Takako Honda
Niander Wallace, Sr. Brian Cox Takaya Hashi
Niander Wallace, Jr. Wes Bentley Takehito Koyasu
Marlowe Josh Duhamel Taiten Kusunoki
Josephine Grant Peyton List Yoshiko Sakakibara
Earl Grant Stephen Root Hochu Otsuka
Doc Badger Barkhad Abdi Takayuki Kinba
Senator Bannister Gregg Henry Masane Tsukayama
Doctor M Henry Czerny Akio Nojima
Hooper Jason Spisak Kazuki Yao
Drove Elias Toufexis Akihiro Sakata


The behind the scenes featurette "Benefit or Hazard" aired on November 7, 2021, a week before the series premiere.

# Title Original Airdate
1 "City of Angels" November 14, 2021
2 "All We Are Not" November 14, 2021
3 "The Human Condition" November 21, 2021
4 "The Doll Hunt" November 28, 2021
5 "Pressure" December 5, 2021
6 "The Persistence of Memory" December 12, 2021
7 "Reality" December 19, 2021
8 "The Davis Report" January 2, 2022
9 "Free Will" January 9, 2022
10 "Clair de Lune" January 16, 2022
11 "All the Best Memories" January 23, 2022
12 "Artificial Souls" January 30, 2022
13 "Time to Die" February 6, 2022


The anime's music is composed by Gerald Trottman and the opening theme of the anime is called "Feel You Now" performed by Alessia Cara. The Official Soundtrack includes the tracks "Water" by X Ambassadors and "By My Side" by A7S.

The anime also features the song, "Rescue Me" by Alesso and Danna Paola and artists Tori Kelly, G-Eazy, & Iann Dior, who make music contributions to the anime as well.[1]