Adult Swim has officially announced the green light for an anime titled Lazarus. Produced by Studio MAPPA and Sola Entertainment, the anime will be directed by Shinichirō Watanabe.
Watanabe is known for his work on Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, and Kids on the Slope. While a release date has not yet been confirmed, expect to hear more information about the upcoming anime in the coming days.
From the Makers of Cowboy Bebop
The official press release from Warner Bros. Discovery reveals more information about the upcoming release. Chad Stahelski will develop the action sequences of Lazarus. Stahelski is known for his work on the John Wick franchise. Additionally, the series will feature the electronic and jazz talents of Kamasi Washington, Floating Points, and Bonobo. Further information about the series’ premise was also revealed:
“The year is 2052 – an era of unprecedented peace and prosperity prevails across the globe. The reason for this: mankind has been freed from sickness and pain. Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Dr. Skinner has developed a miracle cure-all drug with no apparent drawbacks called Hapuna. Hapuna soon becomes ubiquitous… and essential. However, soon after Hapuna is officially introduced, Dr. Skinner vanishes.
Three years later, the world has moved on. But Dr. Skinner has returned – this time, as a harbinger of doom. Skinner announces that Hapuna has a short half-life. Everyone who has taken it will die approximately three years later. Death is coming for this sinful world – and coming soon.
As a response to this threat, a special task force of 5 agents is gathered from across the world to save humanity fromSkinner’ss plan. This group is called “Lazarus” Can they find Skinner and develop a vaccine before time runs out?”
The release date for the upcoming anime is currently unknown. However, Adult Swim will be revealing more information about the upcoming series at Adult Swim’s official Toonami panel at San Diego Comic-Con. The conference will begin on July 22 and last from 5:15 PM PDT to 6:15 PM PDT. For more information on San Diego Comic-Con 2023, check out our official tag here.