Kamasi Washington, Bonobo, and Floating Points are gearing as much as rating a brand new animated present by Cowboy Bebop director Shinichirō Watanabe. The sequence, titled Lazarus, has been greenlit by Grownup Swim, and will probably be produced by anime studio MAPPA.
Lazarus marks Watanabe’s return to sci-fi and motion, following exhibits like Samurai Champloo and Children on the Slope. The sequence will characteristic motion sequences designed by stuntman and John Wick director Chad Stahelski. “As I embark on this inventive journey, I can’t assist however really feel that this undertaking will function a end result of my profession thus far,” Watanabe mentioned in a press release. “I hope you get pleasure from it.”
Jason DeMarco, head of anime and motion sequence at Grownup Swim, added: “Shinichirō Watanabe is solely one of many biggest dwelling artists, and it’s a dream come true to have the ability to collaborate with him on a brand new unique sequence. Like all of his work, Lazarus is filled with huge concepts, unimaginable characters and a ton of coronary heart. We are able to’t look forward to anime followers to see this world.”
Watanabe’s new present is in a future world (2052, to be actual) the place illness and ache have been eradicated as a consequence of a miracle drug created by a Nobel Prize successful neuroscientist. However solely after the drug has been extensively distributed is its essential aspect impact revealed: everybody who takes it’ll die three years later. In an try to avoid wasting the world, a particular job drive of 5 brokers referred to as “Lazarus” is assembled to develop a life-saving vaccine.