'Blade Runner 2049' Anime Headed to AdultSwim and Crunchy Roll

If you liked Blade Runner 2049 we've got some interesting news for you- it would appear that Alcon Television Group has partnered with Adult Swim and Crunchyroll to produce and distribute a new anime series inspired by the film.

'Blade Runner 2049' Anime Headed to AdultSwim and Crunchy Roll

The series will be called Blade Runner- Black Lotus, and will reportedly consist of 13 half-hour episodes. While we don't know anything about a real plot yet, we do know (per Variety) that the story will take place in 2032, and will include some established characters from the Blade Runner universe.

This is very exciting, as the anime prequel story Blade Runner 2049 Blackout was wonderfully done and almost got better reception than the Blade Runner sequel film did.

SVP and creative director of Adult Swim Jason DeMarco said of this announcement:

"I first saw 'Blade Runner' in 1982, at age 11. It has remained one of the defining films of my life. To be able to explore more of this universe, with the incredible talent we have on board, is a dream come true."

Head of Business Development for Crunchyroll Sae Whan Song said:

"'Blade Runner' is a seminal work, and its influence permeates the genre. Adult Swim shares our excitement to bring this new series to fans, and we're looking forward to building on this franchise together."

We'll of course let you know as soon as we hear more about this project.


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Mary Anne ButlerAbout Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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