Directed by two big names in Japanese animation, Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama, the series will link Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049.
We do not yet know how we will be able to see legally in France Blade Runner: Black Lotus, but anyway, here’s a new trailer to tease you even more. The series will have 13 episodes, and takes place in 2032, after the first Blade Runner movie, and after the “black out” which ravaged the Earth even more than before. We will follow the quest for revenge of Elle, a Replicant conceived for a mysterious purpose. Visually, the series feeds as well on the classic of Ridley Scott (with the giant billboard showing the Japanese pub) as on Blade Runner 2049 by Denis Villeneuve (its gray and empty planes, its go board…). Designed within the studio Sola Digital Arts (Evangelion: Another Impact, Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045), the series is co-directed by Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama, who each have a heavyweight in their CVs: Aramaki, specialist in cyberpunk sci-fi armor, was the designer production of Bubblegum Crisis, while Kamiyama mainly worked on Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and its derivatives, but before that he also worked on Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade and will direct for Warner the animated film The War of the Rohirrim, derived from Lord of the Rings. And the two have already co-directed Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045. Black lotus begins its American broadcast on Adult Swim on November 14th. Let’s hope that Black lotus does not remain an ultra rare series in France.