Blade Runner 2049 is busy out here trying to create a milieu for fans to engage in before its official release. The team behind the feature has added more shorts to promote the coming film. Most notably is the animated short entitled: Bladerunner Black Out 2022. The short is crafted by none other than legend Shinichirō Watanabe (yeah, Samarai Champloo and Cowboy Bepop -Watanabe).
The short can only be viewed on Crunchyroll.
Bladerunner Black Out 2022 synopsis reads:
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…
But check out the previous live-action shorts below – “Nexus Dawn” and “2048: Nowhere to Run”:
Blade Runner 2049 stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, with Dave Bautista and Jared Leto