Blade Runner: Black Lotus is an animated series inspired by the film, Blade Runner 2049. The series is produced by animation studio Sola Digital Arts, with Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) and Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) directing and Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) serving as creative producer.
The series is a co-production between Alcon Television Group, Adult Swim and Crunchyroll, with Adult Swim holding the worldwide rights (excluding Asia) to distribute the English dubbed version of the series, while Crunchyroll will handle worldwide streaming. The English dubbed episodes of the series premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block on November 13, 2021 at 12:00 AM.
Elle — A female replicant created for a secret and unknown purpose.
Joseph — A mysterious figure who owns a spare parts junkyard in Los Angeles.
Alani Davis — A fresh LAPD recruit.
Niander Wallace Sr. — Founder and CEO of the Wallace Corporation.
Niander Wallace Jr. — Brilliant scientist working for his father.
Marlowe — a deadly Blade Runner.
Josephine Grant — The wife of the police chief.
Earl Grant — Police Chief of the LAPD.
Doc Badger — A black market dealer.
Senator Bannister — A politician with strong feelings on replicant production.
Doctor M — A brilliant doctor and professor of medicine.
Hooper — A journalist in the pocket of the Wallace Corporation.
|Character||English Voice Actor||Japanese Voice Actor|
|Elle||Jessica Henwick||Arisa Shida|
|Joseph||Will Yun Lee||Shinshu Fuji|
|Alani Davis||Samira Wiley||Takako Honda|
|Niander Wallace Sr.||Brian Cox||Takaya Hashi|
|Niander Wallace Jr.||Wes Bentley||Takehito Koyasu|
|Marlowe||Josh Duhamel||Taiten Kusunoki|
|Josephine Grant||Peyton List||Yoshiko Sakakibara|
|Earl Grant||Stephen Root||Hōchū Ōtsuka|
|Doc Badger||Barkhad Abdi||Takayuki Kinba|
|Senator Bannister||Gregg Henry||Masane Tsukayama|
|Doctor M||Henry Czerny||Akio Nojima|
|Hooper||Jason Spisak||Kazuki Yao|
|Color||Season||Episodes||Toonami Premiere||Toonami Finale|
|1||13||November 13, 2021||TBA|
- United States (Adult Swim) — November 13, 2021 - Present
- Japan (TBA) — TBA
Toonami Broadcast History
The English dubbed episodes of the series premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block with back-to-back episodes on November 13, 2021 from 12:00-1:00 AM, replacing My Hero Academia in the lineup.
- Toonami (United States) — November 13, 2021 - Present
- "Toonami Line Up Update 11.13.2021 ". Facebook.com/TOONAMI. October 29, 2021. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850/2829735960650566/. Retrieved on October 29, 2021.
- "‘Blade Runner’ Anime Series Inspired By Movie Heads To Adult Swim’s Toonami ". deadline.com. November 29, 2018. https://deadline.com/2018/11/blade-runner-animated-series-inspired-by-movie-adult-swim-blade-runner-2049-1202510982/. Retrieved on November 29, 2018.
|Cartoon Network (1997-2008)|
|Adult Swim (2012-Present)|