Adult Swim released a new teaser trailer for the upcoming Lazarus anime by director Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo), studio MAPPA, and Sola Entertainment. The upcoming anime will air on Adult Swim’s iconic Toonami block.
As previously announced, Shinichiro Watanabe and MAPPA’s Lazarus is a new sci-fi anime with action sequences by John Wick stuntman and director Chad Stahelski. The anime includes a score by renowned jazz and electronic artists/producers Kamasi Washington (West Coast Get Down), Floating Points (Floating Points Ensemble), and Bonobo. Watanabe is directing every episode of the anime. Sola Entertainment will produce the anime alongside MAPPA.
During Adult Swim Festival’s “Toonami On The Green” event at San Diego Comic-Con 2023, Watanabe shared more insight about Lazarus. A new teaser trailer was revealed at the event, providing a first look into animation, scenery, and the main character.
Watch the new Lazarus trailer below.
Lazarus Teaser Trailer – Adult Swim and Toonami
When and Where to Watch Lazarus
Adult Swim is targeting a 2024 premiere window for Lazarus on the Toonami block, but the network has not committed to an exact date yet. The Toonami block normally runs from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. local time. Fans will be able to watch the anime weekly in countries where Adult Swim and the MAX streaming service are available, and further details about broadcasting have not been revealed.
Lastly, here’s an overview of Lazarus, via the official press release:
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 from Skinner’s plan. This group is called “Lazarus.” Can they find Skinner and develop a vaccine before time runs out?