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    Crunchyroll & Adult Swim Reveal BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS Cast & Tease Upcoming SDCC Panel

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    Source: Crunchyroll press release
    Special Thanks to Bianca Doria
     

    Crunchyroll and Adult Swim today revealed the characters and all-star cast of the much-anticipated animated series BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS. The new series is inspired by the award-winning and critically lauded Blade Runner movie franchise. A first look at the new series will debut at Comic-Con@Home 2021 panel hosted online on Friday, July 23rd.

    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 

    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>.

    Coming later this year, the Adult Swim and Crunchyroll Original 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.

    Adult Swim will air the English language version on the network’s popular anime programming block Toonami and Crunchyroll will stream the series in Japanese with subtitles to its global community of more than 100 million registered users and 4 million subscribers. Both will offer the series to viewers worldwide outside of Asia.


    About Crunchyroll

    Crunchyroll is the world’s most popular anime brand, connecting a community of 60 million registered users and 2 million subscribers with 360-degree content experiences. Fans connect through the world’s largest collection of anime including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, ATTACK ON TITAN, and DRAGON BALL SUPER, as well as Crunchyroll Games, Crunchyroll News, events such as Crunchyroll Expo and the Anime Awards, and can purchase related merchandise through its online store and retail partners. Through its app on game consoles, set-top boxes, mobile devices and more, Crunchyroll delivers content from leading media producers directly to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages. The service is available for free or through a premium offering that allows users to watch ad-free with access to simulcasts—top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast.

    Crunchyroll is the majority owner of VIZ Media Europe Group, which encompasses VIZ Media Europe, VIZ Media Switzerland, AV Visionen, KAZÉ, KAZÉ Manga, Anime on Demand, and Anime Digital Network (in partnership with Citel, a subsidiary of Média-Participations).

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