Adult Swim and Crunchyroll announced their partnership on Thursday, November 29th with Alcon Entertainment to produce and distribute a new anime series called BLADE RUNNER — BLACK LOTUS, based on the Oscar-winning film, BLADE RUNNER 2049.
BLADE RUNNER – BLACK LOTUS will feature thirteen 30-minute episodes produced by Sola Digital Arts animation studio. The story will take place in 2032, featuring familiar characters from the BLADE RUNNER universe. The BLADE RUNNER series has been critically acclaimed for its storytelling, character development, and extensive world-building, of which the anime series will continue to explore.
Adult Swim will distribute and air the English dubbed version of BLADE RUNNER – BLACK LOTUS on Toonami. Crunchyroll will also be streaming the series worldwide.
Blade Runner has inspired anime for more than a generation. Here’s a look at the animation of BLADE RUNNER BLACK OUT 2022 to celebrate today’s announcement of the all new BLADE RUNNER anime series!! pic.twitter.com/dtxkXfIZVI
— Crunchyroll (@Crunchyroll) November 29, 2018
— [adult swim] (@adultswim) November 29, 2018
Source: Press Release