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: 6.911 (scored by 1846718,467 users)
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Ranked: #45622
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Popularity: #3613
Members: 37,388
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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


Daigle, Lauren
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Iso, Mitsuo
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"Almost Human" by Lauren Daigle


Jun 30, 2022
It is no surprise that the director of Cowboy Bebop is able to produce a brilliant bridge between the first and second Blade Runner films. In 15 minutes this short is able to portray all the necessary information to link the two films, while also serving as a great companion to the other shorts created to bridge the Blade Runner series. I am glad I watched this before watching Blade Runner 2049 and whenever anyone asks me about watching the film I always tell them to watch this short first.

It is a shame that when they decided to make Black Lotus they chose the CGI ...
Feb 15, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Tbh nothing much to say here a 15 min short on the origin of the Blackout which was a catastrophic global event in the Blade Runner universe that led to the the fall of the Tyrell Corporation.

The story was alright alot of things left unanswered but you could make out some parts. The animation was flawless with a respectable artstyle and the music choices were amazing. We honestly didn't get to know much about the characters so I can't say much for them either.

Overall an enjoyable short flim that was fine for the most part. If you just wanna watch more Blade Runner then ...
Feb 15, 2018
Well it was nice seeing Watanabe direct something once again. If you enjoyed his Matrix shorts I think you'll be able to enjoy this too cause they're done in a roughly similar style Blade Runner is brimming with good animation and stylish shots.

As is, this is intended as one of the pieces that bridges the gap between original Blade Runner and 2049 and it gets the job done. You learn what Black Out is, what led to it, who did it and partly what effect it will have. On the side it also tells you about the right eye that makes it easy to tell ...

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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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Where can I watch this anime?
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Sep 17, 2022 10:18 AM
Does Blade Runner 2049 reference this?
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Sep 25, 2021 2:34 AM
Official season?
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