Virtual Crunchyroll Expo 2021 comes through with more on the upcoming series
If you're pumped for the Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Original, BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS, more details were revealed at the ongoing Virtual Crunchyroll Expo. Crunchyroll’s head of development Sarah Victor spoke with directors Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama during the panel, touching on their creative process, how BLACK LOTUS fits into the Blade Runner universe, and more, and a new visual was showcased along with a peek at the opening.
According to the directors, the show's international production and creative staff helped them capture an atmosphere closer to a Hollywood production and allowed them to create more diverse characters. They went further into the character design process during the panel, while also discussing how they found a stylistic balance between animation and photo realism.
Here's the new key visual:
Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama also unveiled the opening sequence below, featuring GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Alessia Cara's original song, "Feel You Now."
BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS is set to premiere later this year. Crunchyroll will stream the series in Japanese with subtitles to a global audience, and Adult Swim will air the English language version on Toonami.
Los Angeles 2032. A young woman wakes up with no memories, and possessing deadly skills. The only clues to her mystery are a locked data device and a tattoo of a black lotus. Putting together the pieces, she must hunt down the people responsible for her brutal and bloody past to find the truth of her lost identity.