“Los Angeles, 2032. A young woman wakes up with no memories and deadly skills. The only clues to her secret are a locked storage device and a black lotus tattoo. Putting all the pieces of the puzzle together, she must hunt down the people responsible for her. a violent and bloody past to learn the truth about his lost identity. ”
This is the official description of Blade Runner: Black Lotus, an upcoming anime series from Crunchyroll and Adult Swim. The debut will take place later this year, but directors Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama showed the opening scene of the series during today’s virtual Crunchyroll Expo. We look.
The video clearly shows that the usual arsenal of weapons from the Blade Runner universe has been replenished with samurai swords. Liberty or a new level? Shows the time and reaction of the fans.
This is especially interesting as the story unfolds between the events of Ridley Scott’s 1982 film and Denis Villeneuve’s 2017 film. We know how it all began, and we know how it will end. But somewhere between these events, we will see the adventures of a completely new replicant named Elle. How deeply her ties to the growing mythology of futuristic Los Angeles are, how strongly she influences the course of events – all of this we will find out later this year.
Blade Runner: Black Lotus, a 13-episode season, will air in the fall on Adult Swim (in English) and on Crunchyroll (in Japanese). And we can only hope that the creators will preserve the atmosphere and mythology of the originals.