A new anime series directed by Shinichirō Watanabe, known for his work on Cowboy Bebop, has released a music-filled trailer online. The trailer for the series, titled Lazarus, features a blend of meditation and action sequences, and introduces a variety of characters. No voice cast members have been announced as of yet. Lazarus is being produced by MAPPA, the animation studio behind popular shows like Jujutsu Kaisen and Attack on Titan: The Final Season. Chad Stahleski, known for his work on the John Wick franchise, is also involved in the project to design the action sequences. The score for the series will be created by saxophonist Kamasi Washington and producer/musicians Floating Points and Bonobo.
What is The Lazarus Anime About?
Lazarus takes place in the near future, specifically in the year 2052. The story revolves around a special task force responsible for finding a vaccine for a dangerous drug that threatens the survival of humanity. The series will be part of Adult Swim’s late-night lineup. Jason DeMarco, the head of Anime and Action Series for Adult Swim, expressed his excitement for the project, describing Watanabe as “one of the greatest living artists” and praising Lazarus for its big ideas, compelling characters, and heartfelt storytelling.
Shinichirō Watanabe is best known for his work on the iconic anime Cowboy Bebop, which became popular in the 1990s and played a significant role in the growth of the anime community in the United States. The series follows a group of bounty hunters navigating a dystopian universe. In recent years, Netflix attempted to adapt Cowboy Bebop into a live-action series, but the adaptation received mixed reviews from fans and critics. Watanabe himself criticized the Netflix version, stating that it didn’t capture the essence of Cowboy Bebop.
An official premiere date for Lazarus has not been announced yet, and the trailer does not provide any hints about when the series might be released. In the meantime, fans can watch Cowboy Bebop on streaming platforms like Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Netflix.
Overall, Lazarus has generated excitement among anime fans, especially those familiar with Watanabe’s previous work. The trailer’s music and visuals offer a glimpse into the series’ captivating story and unique characters, leaving viewers eager for more information about its release.