New York Comic Con 2021 reveals ‘Blade Runner: Black Lotus’ premiere date and ‘Shenmue: The Animation’ first look

The highly anticipated Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Original series Blade Runner: Black Lotus is set to premiere on November 13 at 9 PM PT with two new back-to-back episodes, revealed during New York Comic Con’s The Future of Blade Runner: Black Lotus virtual panel along with a new trailer and key art from the series. 

The panel featured Shinji Aramaki (co-director), Kenji Kamiyama (co-director), Joseph Chou (executive producer), and futurist Maurice Conti, who shared his take on how the Blade Runner world stacks up against our own future. 

The series is produced by Alcon Entertainment and animation studio Sola Digital Arts, with Shinichiro Watanabe serving as a creative producer. Adult Swim will air the English language version on Toonami, the network’s popular anime programming block and Crunchyroll will stream the series in Japanese with subtitles to its global audience of more than five million subscribers and more than 120 million registered users. 

Fans also got a first look at Shenmue: The Animation, the upcoming Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Original series during the Shenmue: Continuing the Legacy virtual panel that featured Yu Suzuki (Shenmue video game creator) and how he brought his Sega creations to life through anime. Additional panelists include Chikara Sakurai (director), Yû Kiyozono (producer, Telecom Animation), Joseph Chou (producer, Sola Entertainment).

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