Crunchyroll and Adult Swim recently revealed the characters and cast of the upcoming anticipated animated series based on the award-winning and critically lauded Blade Runner movie franchise, Blade Runner: Black Lotus. A first look at the new series will debut at Comic-Con@Home 2021 panel hosted online on Friday, July 23rd.
Blade Runner: Black Lotus will feature thirteen episodes directed by Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama. The series is produced by Alcon Entertainment and animation studio Sola Digital Arts, with Shinichiro Watanabe serving as a creative producer. The anime will release sometime this year. Adult Swim will air the English language version on Toonami and Crunchyroll will stream the series in Japanese with subtitles. Both will offer the series to viewers worldwide outside of Asia.
Blade Runner: Black Lotus Cast & Characters
The English and Japanese voice cast includes:
Elle, a female Replicant created for a secret and unknown purpose, will be played by Jessica Henwick / Arisa Shida
Joseph, a mysterious figure who owns a spare parts junkyard in Los Angeles, will be played by Will Yun Lee / Shinshu Fuji
Alani Davis, a fresh LAPD recruit, will be played by Samira Wiley / Takako Honda
Niander Wallace Sr, founder and CEO of the Wallace Corporation, will be played by Brian Cox / Takaya Hashi
Niander Wallace Jr, brilliant scientist working for his father, will be played by Wes Bentley / Takehito Koyasu
Marlowe, a deadly Blade Runner, will be played by Josh Duhamel / Taiten Kusunoki
Josephine Grant, the wife of the police chief, will be played by Peyton List / Yoshiko Sakakibara
Earl Grant, Police Chief of the LAPD, will be played by Stephen Root / Hochu Otsuka /
Doc Badger, a black market dealer, will be played by Barkhad Abdi /Takayuki Kinba /
Senator Bannister, a politician with strong feelings on replicant production, will be played by Gregg Henry / Masane Tsukayama
Doctor M, a brilliant doctor and professor of medicine, will be played by Henry Czerny / Akio Nojima
Hooper, a journalist in the pocket of the Wallace Corporation, will be played by Jason Spisak / Kazuki Yao
Additionally, Starting at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on Friday, July 23rd, fans will hear directly from the creative team and voice talent Shinji Aramaki (co-director), Kenji Kamiyama (co-director), Joseph Chou (executive producer), Wes Gleason (voice director), Jessica Henwick (voice of Elle), and Jason DeMarco (co-creator of Toonami/senior vice-president and creative director for Adult Swim/moderator) as they premiere an exclusive first look at the new series at SDCC@Home.
Source: press release
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