Blade Runner: Black Out 2022

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German: Blade Runner Black Out 2022
Spanish: Blade Runner Black Out 2022
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 26, 2017
Producers: dugout
Studios: CygamesPictures
Source: Other
Genres: Sci-FiSci-Fi, SuspenseSuspense
Duration: 15 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.931 (scored by 1615316,153 users)
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Ranked: #41902
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Popularity: #3385
Members: 31,687
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In 2022, an EMP detonation causes a global blackout that has massive, destructive implications all over the world. Directed by Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo's Shinichiro Watanabe, Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 is an animated short which serves as a prologue for the feature film Blade Runner 2049.

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Furukawa, Makoto


Watanabe, Shinichiro
Director, Script
Iso, Mitsuo
Key Animation
Ohira, Shinya
Key Animation
Okiura, Hiroyuki
Key Animation


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"Almost Human" by Lauren Daigle

Sep 27, 2017
AndoCommando (All reviews)
With skies pitched black, darkness has fallen across the land. The only form of light coming from countless flames; always burning fiercely with no sign of dying down. Amid the blaze lies a man shrouded in shadows, traversing the fires unfazed, unmoved. In their hand lies a small round figure, otherwise unrecognizable from the sheer dimness of the scene. They move closer to the flames. It’s a man. He is still covered in shadows, but a red light can be seen from his left eye. Before anymore can be perceived, the scene cuts to a city, with the camera panning across the metropolis. The city: read more
Sep 27, 2017
Natenator77 (All reviews)
(Spoiler-Free Review)

The fact that this shoft anime film exists is somewhat of a small miricle.

It all begins with Ridley Scott's 1982, cult classic sci-fi film, Blade Runner. A film derived loosely from Philip K. Dick's novel titled "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?". It explores philosophical issues related to the over-arching theme of the impacts that technology has on society, i.e. designing robots (Replicants) that are visually the same as humans, and progressing them to a point where they themselves believe that they are human.

And now, thirty-five years later, writor, editor and director Denis Villeneuve continues the saga not only with a sequel read more
Sep 28, 2017
thebusofdoom (All reviews)
To explain Blackout 2022 I best start out this quick review explaining what Blade Runner actually is. Blade Runner is a 1982 Hollywood science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott. Set in 2019 it depicts a dystopian Los Angeles under the influence of the Tyrell Corporation, who manufacture advanced human-like androids known as replicants. These androids were designed to work in the off-world colonies although a number have escaped back to earth illegally. Those that do so are hunted and ‘retired’ by a special police force known as blade runners.

Blackout 2022 serves as a bridge between the original 1982 movie and the upcoming Blade read more
Sep 27, 2017
Thatevafag (All reviews)
This coming October will see the release of probably one of the most anticipated sequel release in recent memory,Blade Runner 2049.It's been 35 years since the original and the fans had quite the wait to once again delve into the mastercraft world that Ridley Scott built and who else could do it better than probably the best director of this generation Denis Villeneuve.Before the film is released 3 prequel shorts are being released to let the viewers know what awaits them and the final short which is an anime is directed by one of my most favorite director Shinichiro Watanabe.
First of all lets get this read more

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Shinichiro Watanabe Directs 'Blade Runner Black Out 2022' Anime Short

Shinichiro Watanabe Directs 'Blade Runner Black Out 2022' Anime Short

The official Japanese Twitter account of the Blade Runner film series has revealed through a preview on Friday that Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai more

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