Blade Runner: Black Lotus Cast & Character Guide (Japanese & English Dubs)
Blade Runner – Black Lotus has impressive voice actors both in the English and Japanese versions. The debate over subtitles vs. Dub may never be resolved, but those who love each format will be able to be sure that the Blade Runner animated series has a high-quality production. It’s not surprising, considering the talents behind the series include Appleseeddirector Shinji Araki, Ghost in the Shell director Kenji Kamiyama, Ghost in the Shell director Shinichiro Watanabe and Cowboy Bebop Director Shinichiro Watanabe.
The first TV series in the Blade Runner universe as Blade Runner – Black Lotus, produced by a joint venture of Adult Swim and Crunchyroll. Black Lotus was set in 2032, firmly between two Blade Runner films, ten years after replicants were outlawed. Elle, a young amnesiac woman who shows remarkable fighting prowess despite being only ten years old, is the main character of the series.
Elle is an original character that was created for Blade Runner. However, many characters from Blade Runner 2049 are also featured in the series. In some cases, the English Blade Runner cast also includes actors who portrayed the same characters in live-action. Below is a list of the main characters and their actors in the English and Japanese versions.
Elle – Jessica Henwick, English; Arisa Shida, Japanese
Elle, the main character in Blade Runner Black Lotus is a woman with no past and no clear future. Jessica Henwick voices Elle in the English version. Jessica previously voiced Alexia on Netflix’s Blood of Zeus. She will soon be opposite Keanu Reeves as The Matrix Resurrections. Arisa Shida is the Japanese Blade Runner cast’s voice actor. She is most well-known for her role as Ameno in Naruto: Shippuden.
Doc Badger – Barkhad Abdi in English and Takayuki Kimba in Japanese
Doc Badger is the first to show Elle kindness in Los Angeles. He owns a pawnshop but also has a few other side-hustles. Barkhad Abdi was Doc Badger’s actor. In blade Runner 2049, The role of the actor is reprised in the English version. Blade Runner: Black Lotus. In the Japanese Blade Runner, Cast Doc Badger will be voiced by Takayuki Kimba, who has previously voiced other characters in Tiger & Dragon.
Joseph – Will Yun Lee in English and Shinshu Fuji in Japanese
Joseph is a mystery man who owns a junkyard and tries to help Elle unravel her past. Will Yun Lee plays Joseph in the English Blade Runner cast. He is most well-known for his roles as Dr. Alex Park and Sang Min in Hawaii Five-0. Kovacs is also a part of Altered Carbon’s protagonist Kovacs. Shinshu Fuji plays Joseph in the Japanese Blade Runner cast. He is most well-known for his roles as Percival Gibbons and Risotto Neros in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.
Alani Davis – Samira Willey (English) & Takako Honda(Japanese).
Alani Davis, a rookie detective from Los Angeles, is more than capable of managing herself. The English Blade Runner Cast: Alani is voiced in part by Samira Wiley. She is most well-known for her role as Poussey Washington. Orange Is the New Black Moira Strand and The Handmaid’s Tale. The Japanese Blade Runner Takako Honda is the voice of Alani. He is best known for his portrayal of Touko Aozaki. The Garden of Sinners Franchise and Anko Mitarashi Naruto.
Gregg Henry (English), and Masane Takayama (Japanese).
Senator Bannister, a prominent politician who is strong on replicant reproduction, and Elle’s fragmented memories show that he is one of the few familiar faces. Veteran actor Gregg Henry plays Senator Bannister in the English Blade Runner cast. Henry was most recently seen playing Martin Wexler on the Netflix action-thriller Hit & Run. Masane Takayama voices Senator Bannister in the Japanese Blade Runner cast. He is perhaps most well-known for his role as Guile in Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie.
Niander Wallace, Sr. (English) and Takaya Hashim (Japanese).
Niander Wallace Sr., founder and CEO of Wallace Corporation is ruthless by the standards set by businessmen in the Blade Runner world. In Succession, Brian Cox, who played William Stryker in X2 X-Men United and is now known as Logan Roy, plays the older Wallace in the English Blade Runner cast. Takaya Hashi voices him in the Japanese Blade Runner cast.
Niander Wallace, Jr. (English) and Takehito Koyasu Japan (Japanese).
He will become the antagonist of Blade Runner. However, in 2033 Niander, Wallace Jr., a bright young scientist with dreams his father can’t grasp, is his son. Wes Bentley is best known for his role as Seneca Crane in The Hunger Games. He lends his voice in English Blade Runner to Niander Wallace Jr. Takehito Koyasu voices Niander Wallace Jr. in the Japanese Blade Runner cast. He is most well-known for his role as Dio Brando in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.