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Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 (2017)

In 2022, a powerful weapon causes a global blackout that has massive implications all over the world.


Shin'ichirô Watanabe (as Shinichiro Watanabe)


Shin'ichirô Watanabe (as Shinichiro Watanabe)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jovan Jackson Jovan Jackson ... Iggy (voice)
Luci Christian ... Trixie (voice)
Bryson Baugus Bryson Baugus ... Ren (voice) (as Bryson Bauguss)
Edward James Olmos ... Gaff (voice)
Adam Gibbs Adam Gibbs ... Additional Voices (voice)
Al-Francis Cuenca Al-Francis Cuenca ... Additional Voices (voice)
Andrea Rodriguez Andrea Rodriguez ... Additional Voices (voice)
Annie Mai Annie Mai ... Additional Voices (voice)
Chris Gibson Chris Gibson ... Additional Voices (voice)
Crista Castro Crista Castro ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Christa Castro)
David Matranga ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jay Hickman ... Additional Voices (voice)
Joel McCrary ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Joel McCray)
John Gremillion ... Additional Voices (voice)
Joseph Chou Joseph Chou ... Additional Voices (voice)


In 2022, a powerful weapon causes a global blackout that has massive implications all over the world.

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Did You Know?


There are three short films made to fill the gap between Blade Runner (1982) and Blade Runner 2049 (2017). "Black Out 2022" (2017) is the first in the row, followed by 2036: Nexus Dawn (2017) and 2048: Nowhere to Run (2017). "Black Out 2022" is made by anime director Shin'ichirô Watanabe, who is famous for his work on The Animatrix (2003) and Cowboy Bebop (1998). "2036: Nexus Dawn" and "2048: Nowhere to Run" are made by Luke Scott, who is known for his short films connected to Alien: Covenant (2017) and Prometheus (2012). See more »


[first lines]
Title Card: Los Angeles. May, 2022. While the Replicant Nexus 6 expired in inventory, Tyrell Corp. pushed the series 8 into the local and Off-world market. The Nexus series 8 were purpose-built with a natural lifespan. Soon the human supremacy movements began.
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Follows 2036: Nexus Dawn (2017) See more »


Almost Human
Written by Lauren Daigle, Michael Hodges, Kayla Morrison (as Kayla J Morrison), Gerald Trottman and Ghian Wright
Performed by Lauren Daigle
Courtesy of Alcon Sleeping Giant(ASG) on behalf of ASG Records
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A beautiful anime short set in the Blade Runner universe
28 September 2017 | by scaraduSee all my reviews

This third and last of the Blade Runner prequels (that is actually the first one, chronologically speaking) provides a glimpse into the events that happened soon after the original Blade Runner. Beautifully animated and directed by Shinichirô Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Animatrix, Samurai Champloo) Black Out 2022 is a 15 minutes must-see even if you're not a big Blade Runner fan, but plan on seeing the Blade Runner 2049 film because it provides some important elements to the story.

As I've already said in the Alien: Covenant prequel review, I really hope studios would start making more of these prequels as they actually get you in the mood for the actual film without spoiling anything, like trailers do, and also add a whole lot of substance to the overall universe.

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