Adult Swim is set to celebrate Black Friday in a big way, as it will air the Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 anime short alongside a handful of other Blade Runner properties.
As part of its Blade Runner marathon on Black Friday, Adult Swim will run the anime short, Blade Runner 2049, and the first three episodes of its upcoming Blade Runner: Black Lotus anime series. The marathon is set to start at 11 p.m. EST and run through 4:30 a.m. EST.
Following the marathon, Adult Swim will be airing the English language version of Blade Runner: Black Lotus during their Toonami programming block, with Crunchyroll streaming the series in Japanese with subtitles. The cast is a star-studded bunch, featuring some of the biggest names in both English and Japanese voice acting. You can check out the characters and their respective voice actors below:
- Elle, a female replicant created for a secret and unknown purpose, voiced by Jessica Henwick / Arisa Shida
- Joseph, a mysterious figure who owns a spare parts junkyard in Los Angeles, voiced by Will Yun Lee / Shinshu Fuji
- Alani Davis, a fresh LAPD recruit new to the scene, voiced by Samira Wiley / Takako Honda
- Niander Wallace Sr, the founder and CEO of the Wallace Corporation, voiced by Brian Cox / Takaya Hashi
- Niander Wallace Jr, a brilliant scientist working for his father, voiced by Wes Bentley / Takehito Koyasu
- Marlowe, a deadly Blade Runner, voiced by Josh Duhamel / Taiten Kusunoki
- Josephine Grant, the wife of the police chief, voiced by Peyton List / Yoshiko Sakakibara
- Earl Grant, Police Chief of the LAPD, voiced by Stephen Root / Hochu Otsuka
- Doc Badger, a black market dealer, voiced by Barkhad Abdi / Takayuki Kinba
- Senator Bannister, a politician with strong feelings on replicant production, voiced by Gregg Henry / Masane Tsukayama
- Doctor M, a brilliant doctor and professor of medicine, voiced by Henry Czerny / Akio Nojima
- Hooper, a journalist who is in the pocket of the Wallace Corporation, voiced by Jason Spisak / Kazuki Yao
Blade Runner: Black Lotus premiered on November 14, and has already aired two episodes as of the time of writing.