In 2022, an EMP detonation has caused 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 a new and highly-anticipated animated short which serves as a prologue for the upcoming feature film Blade Runner 2049.
The one thing that annoys me the most about this short... IS THAT IT'S A SHORT. For all intended purposes this does its job, and immaculately at that. It sets up a bit of history for the Blade Runner 2049 universe. (I could have easily watched a 20+ episode season of this). If you are watching this as a stand alone without never hearing or seeing anything of the first Blade Runner, I am sure that this... read more
A must watch if you enjoyed both Blade Runners. It's on crunchy roll so there's really no barrier to watching this legally. I understand that this takes place before the second movie but I recommend watching it after seeing both movies. There's enough in the second movie to stand on it's own without the support of this short. Not to mention going from live action to anime then back to... read more
Blade Runner: Black Lotus