New Mappa and Adult Swim Original Anime Announced

Anime has taken over the world in the past decades and it’s no surprise that foreign companies want a piece of the pie of Japan’s billion dollar industry. Netflix, Warner Bros, Disney; all these companies have poured millions into their anime investments and now a new company has joined the fray, collaborating with a giant in the anime industry.

Adult Swim is a beast in the entertainment industry, with shows like Rick & Morty, Family Guy and more, and now they’re venturing into anime. They are collaborating with the industry legend, Shinichiro Watanabe who directed Cowboy Bepop, Samurai Champloo and Carole & Tuesday. It seems Adult Swim are going all in on this new venture.

The best part about this is that the original anime titled ‘Lazarus’ will be animated by Mappa Studios. They are the ones behind hit anime like Jujutsu Kaisen, Chainsaw Man, Hell’s Paradise, Yuri on Ice and many many more. One thing we can be sure about is that this anime will be a sight to see.

The storyline of ‘Lazarus,’ as revealed by Adult Swim, unfolds in the year 2052 during a period of unprecedented peace and prosperity across the globe.

This newfound harmony is attributed to the revolutionary drug called Hapuna, developed by Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Dr. Skinner, which miraculously eradicates sickness and pain with seemingly no side effects. However, the utopian facade is shattered when Dr. Skinner mysteriously disappears after introducing Hapuna to the world.

Fast forward three years, and a shocking revelation from Dr. Skinner emerges. The seemingly perfect drug, Hapuna, has a sinister twist. It possesses a short half-life, condemning all those who took it to perish within three years of consumption. The impending doom sends shockwaves throughout the world, leading to panic and uncertainty.

In response to this impending catastrophe, a special task force named “Lazarus” is formed, comprising five skilled agents chosen from different corners of the world. Their mission is to unravel the mystery behind Dr. Skinner’s plan, locate him, and ultimately develop a vaccine to save humanity from certain annihilation.

Though specific details such as the cast, release date, and additional staff members have not been unveiled yet, anime enthusiasts worldwide are buzzing with anticipation.

The collaboration between Adult Swim, Shinichiro Watanabe, and Mappa Studios promises a thrilling and visually mesmerizing experience that is bound to captivate fans from all walks of life.

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