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We've got brand new information about the new anime series that will soon be debuting on Adult Swim's Toonami block! The news was released to the public by Hollywood news outlet, Variety. According to Variety, famed anime director Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop) and John Wick director Chad Stahelski, who created the action sequences for the new series, will collaborate on the LAZARUS series at studio MAPPA.
LAZARUS will have a jazz-infused score with electronic music elements thanks to the work of musicians like saxophonist Kamasi Washington, producer, DJ, and musician Floating Points, and producer, DJ, and musician Bonobo. This is in keeping with Watanabe's thematic emphasis on weaving music throughout every series he is involved in.
Check out the official Twitter announcement for the upcoming anime series below:
During San Diego Comic-Con, Watanabe will make a formal announcement about the LAZARUS anime at the Adult Swim Festival as a part of the Comic-Con event "Toonami on the Green".
Not familiar with the new anime series, LAZARUS? We've got you covered below:
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?
Are you going to the San Diego Comic-Con? What are your thoughts on the new anime series LAZARUS? Sound off in the comments below with your thoughts on the upcoming series! We're excited to learn more about it, especially having Chad Stahelski and Shinichiro Watanabe involved!