Adult Swim Shares First Trailer of ‘Lazarus’

The first teaser trailer of the much-hyped Lazarus anime was officially unveiled at the Adult Swim Festival “Toonami on the Green” event yesterday.

Directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, the acclaimed director behind Cowboy Bebop, the anime has been highly anticipated by fans who were expecting a production that is as spectacular as the 1998 neo-noir cult classic. In this 81-second-long trailer, stunning animation by Studio MAPPA and slick action sequences by Chad Stahleski come together with a chic, jazz-infused electro soundtrack. Along with breathtaking visuals, the teaser itself is enough to showcase the premise and charm of Lazarus.

As of yet, no official launch date has been announced, but it is speculated that the anime will not be released until 2024. Get a taste of the world of Lazarus in the trailer above and read below for the anime’s official synopsis.

The year is 2052 – an era of unprecedented peace and prosperity prevails across the globe. The reason for this: mankind has been freed from sickness and pain. Nobel Prize winning neuroscientist Dr. Skinner has developed a miracle cure-all drug with no apparent drawbacks called Hapuna. Hapuna soon becomes ubiquitous… and essential. However, soon after Hapuna is officially introduced, Dr. Skinner vanishes.

Three years later, the world has moved on. But Dr. Skinner has returned – this time, as a harbinger of doom. Skinner announces that Hapuna has a short half-life. Everyone who has taken it will die approximately three years later. Death is coming for this sinful world – and coming soon.

As a response to this threat, a special task force of 5 agents is gathered from across the world to save humanity from Skinner’s plan. This group is called “Lazarus.” Can they find Skinner and develop a vaccine before time runs out?

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