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Premiere November 13, 2021
Finale February 5, 2022
Seasons 1
Episodes 13

Blade Runner: Black Lotus is an anime series based on the film Blade Runner 2049, a sequel to the 1982 film Blade Runner. The series was announced on November 29, 2018 and is a co-production of Adult Swim and Crunchyroll set to air for 13 episodes, along with Alcon Entertainment, who produced Blade Runner 2022,[1] and will become the fourth anime series Williams Street has co-produced behind FLCL Progressive/FLCL Alternative, Big O second season and IGPX: Immortal Grand Prix.

Shinji Aramaki (Ultraman and Appleseed) and Kenji Kamiyama (Ultraman and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) are directing all the episodes at Sola Digital Arts. Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo) is a creative producer on the series.

In September 2022, Adult Swim stopped streaming the English dubs of the Crunchyroll co-produced series, rendering the dubs being completely unavailable for streaming, only the subtitled versions on Crunchyroll remain. [2]


Los Angeles, 2032. A young woman with no memories and deadly abilities goes after those responsible for her brutal past to discover her long-lost identity. The only clues to her: a locked memory device and a black lotus tattoo.



  • Elle: Jessica Henwick/Arisa Shida - A female replicant created for a secret and unknown purpose.
  • Joseph: Will Yun Lee/Shinshu Fuji - A mysterious figure who owns a spare parts junkyard in Los Angeles.
  • Alani Davis: Samira Wiley/Takako Honda - A fresh LAPD recruit.
  • Niander Wallace Sr: Brian Cox/Takaya Hashi - Founder and CEO of the Wallace Corporation.
  • Niander Wallace Jr: Wes Bentley/Takehito Koyasu - Brilliant scientist working for his father.
  • Marlowe: Josh Duhamel/Taiten Kusunoki - A deadly Blade Runner.
  • Josephine Grant: Peyton List/Yoshiko Sakakibara - The wife of the police chief.
  • Earl Grant: Stephen Root/Hochu Otsuka - Police Chief of the LAPD.
  • Doc Badger: Barkhad Abdi/Takayuki Kinba - A black market dealer.
  • Senator Bannister: Gregg Henry/Masane Tsukayama - A politician with strong feelings on replicant production.
  • Doctor M: Henry Czerny/Akio Nojima - A brilliant doctor and professor of medicine.
  • Hooper: Jason Spisak/Kazuki Yao - A journalist in the pocket of the Wallace Corporation.





  1. Anime News Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll Produce Blade Runner — Black Lotus Anime Series, November 29, 2018 by Karen Ressler
  2. Anime News Network, Adult Swim Stops Streaming Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Shenmue, Fena Anime, September 29, 2022 by Joanna Cayanan