The acclaimed artists Kamasi Washington, Bonobo, and Floating Points are set to compose music for a fresh animated series, helmed by Cowboy Bebop’s director, Shinichirō Watanabe. The show, named Lazarus, has received approval from Adult Swim and is being developed by the renowned anime studio, MAPPA.
Watanabe is revisiting the science fiction and action genres with Lazarus, following his successful ventures with series like Samurai Champloo and Kids on the Slope. The show will showcase action scenes designed by the accomplished stuntman and director of John Wick, Chad Stahelski. Watanabe expressed his excitement, seeing the project as the culmination of his career, and encouraged everyone to look forward to the series.
Jason DeMarco, the lead for anime and action series at Adult Swim, expressed his enthusiasm about working with Watanabe, considering him one of the finest living artists. He assured that, like all of Watanabe’s works, Lazarus will be rich with imaginative ideas, phenomenal characters, and heartfelt moments, exciting anticipation among anime fans.
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Set in the future of 2052, Watanabe’s Lazarus envisages a world free of pain and illness, thanks to a revolutionary drug created by a Nobel laureate neuroscientist. However, the miracle drug unveils a lethal side effect post widespread distribution: anyone who takes it will perish three years later. To confront this crisis, a specialized group of five agents, named “Lazarus,” is formed with the mission to develop a life-saving vaccine.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Shinichirō Watanabe’s New Series Lazarus
Who are the music composers for Shinichirō Watanabe’s new series, Lazarus?
The music for Lazarus will be scored by renowned artists Kamasi Washington, Bonobo, and Floating Points.
Who is the director of the new animated series Lazarus?
Lazarus is directed by Shinichirō Watanabe, known for his work on Cowboy Bebop.
Who is producing the series Lazarus?
Lazarus is being produced by the anime studio MAPPA, and it has been greenlit by Adult Swim.
What genre does the Lazarus series fall into?
Lazarus is a science fiction and action series.
Who is designing the action sequences for Lazarus?
The action sequences for Lazarus are being designed by Chad Stahelski, the stuntman and director known for the John Wick series.
What is the premise of Lazarus?
Lazarus is set in the future (2052) where a miracle drug, created by a Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist, has eradicated sickness and pain. However, it is later revealed that anyone who takes the drug will die three years later. A special task force named “Lazarus” is assembled to develop a life-saving vaccine.
Who is heading the anime and action series at Adult Swim?
Jason DeMarco is the head of anime and action series at Adult Swim. He has expressed excitement about collaborating with Shinichirō Watanabe on the Lazarus series.