Blade Runner: Black Out 2022

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German: Blade Runner Black Out 2022
Spanish: Blade Runner Black Out 2022
French: 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: 6.921 (scored by 1733917,339 users)
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Ranked: #44082
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Popularity: #3470
Members: 34,836
Favorites: 43


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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
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"Almost Human" by Lauren Daigle

Sep 27, 2017
Mixed Feelings
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: ...
Sep 27, 2017
(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 ...
Sep 28, 2017
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 ...

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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

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Stark700 - Sep 26, 2017
79 replies by ShionArita »»
Mar 23, 12:15 AM
Where can I watch this anime?
Lydark_007 - Nov 15, 2021
3 replies by Jinx_Araragi »»
Sep 17, 2022 10:18 AM
Does Blade Runner 2049 reference this?
AcbSnakeDemon - Jun 20, 2021
7 replies by O_T_T »»
Sep 25, 2021 2:34 AM
Official season?
akiraic - Sep 27, 2017
5 replies by removed-user »»
Aug 26, 2021 8:51 AM
Trixie: Replicant or Human?
blurbyglurb - Jan 24, 2021
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