Sci-fi and anime fans got some exciting news when Adult Swim announced a new anime from the creators cowboy bebop and John Wick, called Lazarus, and the newly released first trailer is setting expectations even higher. The announcement came shortly before International Comic-Con, where Adult Swim teased that fans would take a closer look at the new series. Now, after days of speculation and excitement from fans, the movie’s official trailer has been revealed.
Lazarus was considered an explosive new anime upon its release. After all, the series has big names working on it. MAPPA, the studio behind Jujutsu Kaisen and Chainsaw Man, is producing the animation for the series, while the genius behind Cowboy Bebop and Space Dandy Shinichiro Watanabe is directing. Add to that Chad Stahelski, the stuntman and director behind the hugely popular John Wick series, in charge of the action sequences, and the series is already a must-see. Now, fans have gotten a glimpse of what the series has to offer in 2024, and it’s met the hype.
Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe’s Lazarus made an impression in the first trailer
The trailer is less than two minutes long and doesn’t have any dialogue, but the heavy and mysterious soundtrack that comes out of the animation is enough to get your heart pumping without the need for a voiceover. The trailer showcases a beautifully animated and dynamic world filled with familiar cityscapes and unfamiliar technology. The action sequences are fluid and showcase the full talents of Stahelski and MAPPA as the characters seem to glide across the screen as they fight, jump, and fall. Though short, the trailer is a spectacular look at what is sure to be another great series by Shinichiro Watanabe and Studio MAPPA.
According to Adult Swim, Lazarus will take place in the year 2052. After a miracle, panacea introduced by neuroscientist and Nobel Prize-winning Dr. Skinner, the world was at peace. However, three years after he created the potion and disappeared, Dr. Skinner returned and announced that everyone who took his miracle potion would die after three years: that is, the whole world would die very soon. Five agents from different parts of the world are gathered to find Skinner and develop a vaccine for that drug, but they are racing against time to save the world. Fans can expect a fast-paced and action-packed story when Lazarus is released in 2024.
Currently, Lazarus has no official release date. Adult Swim only announced that the series will release sometime in 2024. However, if fans want to take a peek at what they can see from Lazarus in the meantime, Shinichiro Watanabe has a lot of good anime to watch, including Carole & Tuesday, Space Dandy and Samurai Champloo, and of course, cowboy bebop.