In advance on the imminent arrival of the new Japanese-American anime television series Blade Runner: Black Lotus, the soundtrack album of the series arrives. In fact, the album was released on November, 5th and the tv series premieres on November, 13th. The lineup includes songs from world famous artists as X Ambassadors, G-Eazy, who just released his new album, Alessia Cara and Tori Kelly. In addition, Iann Dior, 070 Shake, Alesso & Danna Paola, A7S, Daya, Kiana Lede, and many more joined the recording session of the album.
Alessia Cara Feel You Now is the film’s opening title sequence. The song, alongside with Water and By My Side are the singles of the soundtrack album. All the songs of the collection were co-written by Grammy-nominated producer Michael Hodges.
Blade Runner: Black Lotus, the series
The anime series is inspired by the Blade Runner universe. Blade Runner: Black Lotus will take place in 2032 as a sequel to Blade Runner: Black Out 2022. Black Out is a 2017 Japanese anime short film.
Blade Runner universe directly inspired some characters. The protagonist will be Elle, a young woman. Her character will seek revenge while understanding her own identity and discover more about her past.
Alcon Entertainment and animation studio Sola Digital Arts produced the new TV series. Crunchyroll will stream the series in Japanese while Adult Swim will air the English language version on Toonami. Toonami is, in fact, a popular anime programming channel. Moreover, the Crunchyroll will share the Japanese version of Blade Runner: Black Lotus with subtitles.
Blade Runner and the creation of a new genre
“The world that changed Sci-Fi is back,” we can read on Adult Swim official website. In fact, the visual language of the original Blade Runner inspired not only a generation of filmmakers, but animators as well. And, especially in Japanese culture, the traces of the original cyberpunk inspiration are glaring and evident. As a matter of fact, Blade Runner presented the visual language that still defines the genre.