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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-Fi, Thriller
Duration: 15 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.051 (scored by 8,934 users)
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Ranked: #34172
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Popularity: #3157
Members: 16,016
Favorites: 11


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Sep 27, 2017
AndoCommando (All reviews)
The skies are pitched black, darkness has fallen across the land, and the only form of light comes from countless flames; always burning fiercely with no sign of dying down. Amid the blaze lies a figure 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. 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
Feb 15, 2018
Gundroog (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 7, 2017
peetza (All reviews)
The first time I saw Blade Runner, I thought, "Are they just doing a Ghost in the Shell?" It was not until later I learned that Ghost in the Shell had in fact been doing a Blade Runner on us the whole time. It seems quite fitting, then, that Blade Runner has finally wound up producing a work of anime. My viewing of this short came right off the back of my second time seeing the film, so I was already familiar with the setting. Even without having seen it, this still makes for an excellent way to fill your eyeballs with a concentrated dose read more
Dec 14, 2017
Nigwin (All reviews)
Shinichiro Watanabe never disappoints with this hidden gem of an anime short.

Story: 7
The story is very niche, it's about an incident that bridges the original Blade Runner and the new Blade Runner. Since it's a short, not much is explained and in turn makes it very ambiguous. Luckily, there are cues that tell you what is happening. Even then with the information given to you being so niche, it's hard to understand what is actually happening.

Art: 10
The art style used for this short is oddly satisfying. The art itself is rugged and even some of the facial animations are rugged, but the body read more
Nov 22, 2017
snapler (All reviews)
Rate a 5
English Dubbed
Categories: Action/Science Fiction

I understand this is a prequel for Blade Runner 2049 but while i appreciate this i don't really admire it. For starters are we to expect 2049 to be a real life production or anime or a mixture of the two? That is some confusion there. Also, has anyone aside from me seen I, Robot 2004 American movie staring Will Smith? Or, better yet any one of the terminator movies staring Arnold Schwarzenegger? Chances are you have seen one if not both. Point being plot wise they are the same. Sure, the back story is different but the purpose remains read more