Adult Swim and Crunchyroll have announced a Blade Runner anime series to be produced with Alcon Television Group.
Blade Runner – Black Lotus will feature thirteen 30-minute episodes produced by animation studio Sola Digital Arts (Ultraman). Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) and Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) will direct all episodes of the premiere season.
The story will take place in 2032 and will include some familiar characters from the BLADE RUNNER universe.
Kokone Morikawa has a bad habit of napping during the day, but when her father disappears three days before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics – and is accused of stealing technology from a powerful corporation.
Kokone enlists the aid of childhood friend Morio to find him – and they realize that her dreams (of a world with incredible motorized contraptions) are the key to finding him – and the mystery of the stolen tech.
GKIDS is bringing Napping Princess – directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) – to North America in both dubbed and original Japanese voice tracks. It opens in Los Angeles and New York on September 8th – before platforming across the continent.