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

The series premiered on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll on November 14, 2021.

The series will receive a behind-the-scenes book, The Art of Blade Runner: Black Lotus, which is due for release in 2022.

Plot[]

Black Lotus takes place in 2032, in the aftermath of the Blackout and is centered on Elle, a female replicant protagonist.[1] Some characters from the movies – such as Doc Badger[2] – are featured.[3]

Cast[]

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


Episodes[]

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

Music[]

The anime's music will be 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.[4]

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