Blade Runner Anime Short Film Being Created by Samurai Champloo Director (VIDEO)
Blade Runner 2049 is set to release on October 17th and will be set 30 years after the events of the first movie, so what happens between the two films? Thankfully a few smaller scale videos are being crafted which will flesh out the time in between. The first being Blade Runner 2036 which has already been released online. The new Blade Runner anime called Blade Runner: Blackout 2022 will explore the events surrounding the blackout from the previous video.
The anime shortfilm is being directed by Shinichiro Watanabe who has multiple iconic series under his belt such as Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, and Macross Plus. Check out the teaser for the upcoming anime sequence in the video below:
The teaser is more or less a collection of clips of the original Blade Runner film, concept art, and animation for the anime short, as well as clips from the upcoming Blade Runner 2049. All the while narration can be heard throughout the teaser in the original Japanese language. The Blade Runner anime short will give hints as to why the Replicant technology was either lost, destroyed, or banned somewhere in the 30 years prior to Blade Runner 2049 when Jared Leto’s Niander Wallace character brings them back.
Blade Runner: Blackout 2022 will release on September 26th from Sony Japan. Are you excited for Blade Runner 2049 or the shortfilms in between the two major movies? Let us know your thoughts on the Blade Runner anime and more in the comments section below. As always, don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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