“Blade Runner: Black Lotus” Opening Titles

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

The opening sequence for the new anime series “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” has been released online.

Los Angeles 2032. A young replicant named Elle (Jessica Henwick in the English dub and Arisa Shuda in the Japanese dub) wakes up with no memories, and possessing deadly skills.

The only clues to her mystery are a locked data device and a tattoo of a black lotus. Putting together the pieces, she must hunt down the people responsible for her brutal and bloody past to find the truth of her lost identity.

Hailing from Crunchyroll, Toonami, and Adult Swim, the series hails from directors Shinji Aramaki (“Appleseed”) and Kenji Kamiyama (“Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex”).

Following the more action-packed trailer the other week, the opening sequence offers a tone a bit more akin to actual “Blade Runner” with its haunting neo-noir cyberpunk aesthetic.

“Blade Runner: Black Lotus” debuts on Adult Swim and Crunchyroll this fall.

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