Crunchyroll revealed a first look at the upcoming series Shenmue the Animation as well as revealing the release date for the upcoming Blade Runner: Black Lotus series.

Source: Blade Runner: Black Lotus

The announcements came during their Virtual New York Comic Con panel.

First, they announced that Blade Runner: Black Lotus will premiere on November 13th at 9 p.m. PT with back-to-back episodes.

Accompanying this announcement, they revealed a new trailer for the Crunchyroll and Adult Swim production.


Related: Crunchyroll And Adult Swim Reveal New Series Opening For Blade Runner: Black Lotus

They also showcased a new poster.

Source: Blade Runner: Black Lotus

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The official description for the series states, “Los Angeles 2032. A young woman 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.”

Along with these announcements regarding Blade Runner: Black Lotus, they also revealed a first look at the upcoming Shenmue the Animation series.

They also revealed a new poster as well.

Source: Shenmue The Animation

Related: Crunchyroll Teams Up with Adult Swim for Shenmue Anime Adaptation

The series was announced back at the Virtual Crunchyroll Expo back in 2020. Like Black Lotus: Blade Runner, Crunchyroll teamed up with Adult Swim to produce the series.

The series is 13 episodes long and follows Ryo Hazuki’s journey.

The official description states, “After he witnesses his father’s murder at the family dojo, Ryo dedicates his life to finding the man responsible – a mission that takes him from the streets of Yokosuka, Japan to the sprawling metropolis of Hong Kong, and beyond. Soon he’ll learn that larger, mystical forces are at play as he trains to become the ultimate martial artist in his quest for revenge.”

The series is directed by Sakurai Chikara with animation production by Telecom Animation Film and production management by Sola Entertainment. Shemnue creator Yu Suzuki is an Executive Producer on the series.

Source: Shenmue The Animation

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