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'Blade Runner' Gets Anime Treatment By 'Cowboy Bebop' Creator

'Cowboy Bebop' Anime Creator Shinichiro Watanabe and Flying Lotus are helping Denis Villeneueve fill in some gaps. 

The short film, 'Blade Runner Black Out 2022' takes place in between where 'Blade Runner' left off, and where '2049' will begin.

XXL shares from Warner Bros. that “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.”

We wonder how the short film will connect with Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling later.

You can check out the film on YouTube below, or Crunchy Roll later.

BLADE RUNNER 2049 - "Black Out 2022" Anime Short

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.

 

'Blade Runner 2049' will be released in theatres this Friday, October 6.

BLADE RUNNER 2049 - Trailer 2

The past will always find you. Watch the NEW #BladeRunner2049, in theaters October 6. -- Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos.

 

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