Comic-Conon also premiered this weekend’s Promised Fall Blade Runner: Black Lotus, featuring the animated series fan as part of a panel discussion. Black Lotus is directed by Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama, while produced by Joseph Cho.
The series takes place in the year 2032, that is, before the events of the 2017 movie, but we are already after the anime Blade Runner: Black Out 2022, also directed by Chou. It is also worth emphasizing that Black Out will be a staple of what happens in Black Lotus, as the protagonist is a replica named Elle (Jessica Henwick) who wakes up without memories, not knowing who she is and where she is – just a clue, you can start with, tattoo.
This base story is particularly exciting, as Elle receives an answer to a series of questions for the first time. How do you feel when you fall in love for the first time? How do you feel angry? and be happy? What does it mean to be human? Black Lotus will work on the struggles of the individual after the collapse of Black Outt, and the creators will also scratch themes of discrimination, alienation, and injustice in general.
Black Lotus also brings a familiar face, as Niander Wallace will also appear alongside his father, so maybe we’ll also get an answer to what happened between the two films and how Wallace came to power.
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