Blade Runner headed to Adult Swim as an anime

Cowboy Bebop director Shinichirō Watanabe has issued a severe clapback for Netflix remaking his beloved series: he’s going to make a Blade Runner anime. According to Variety, Alcon Television Group has partnered with Adult Swim and Crunchyroll to produce and distribute a new anime series inspired by Blade Runner 2049. Titled Blade Runner – Black Lotus, the 13-episode run will reportedly “take place in 2032 and will include some established [Blade Runner] characters.”

Notably, this won’t be the first time Watanabe gouged his thumbs into the eyes of Blade Runner: he already made a gorgeous anime adaptation that depicted the franchise in 2022.

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