Coming to Adult Swim, Crunchyroll
Posted by Nicole Bunge on November 29, 2018 @ 2:56 pm CT
Variety is reporting that the series will include 13 half-hour episodes and will take place in 2032. It will include some existing characters from the Blade Runner universe. The series will be produced by the Sola digital Arts animation studio, and directed by Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kemiyama (the team directing the new Ghost in the Shell animated film -- see "New 'Ghost in the Shell' Animated Film Coming"). Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo), who wrote and directed Blade Runner Black Out 2022, one of the three anime prequels to Blade Runner 2049, will serve as creative producer.
Adult Swim and Crunchyroll are both divisions of WarnerMedia. Adult Swim with have worldwide rights for the English dubbed version of the series (excluding Asia) and will air the series on Toonami. Crunchyroll will handle worldwide streaming rights.
Titan Comics is also producing new Blade Runner 2049 print content, with the first Blade Runner comic series announced in October (see "'Blade Runner' Returns to Comics").
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