Director Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) is directing an animated short tie-in to the Blade Runner 2049 film, which opens in Japan on October 27. The short is titled "Blade Runner Black Out 2022.
The anime will take place in the year 2022, between the original Blade Runner film, which takes place in 2019, and its sequel Blade Runner 2049. The story will involve a large power outage on the west coast of the United States.
Watanabe is writing the script in addition to directing. Cygames Pictures, the anime studio subsidiary smartphone game publisher Cygames established last year, is producing the animation. Shukou Murase (Halo Legends, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing) is serving as character designer and animation director, and Flying Lotus is composing the music.
The cast includes Kenichirou Matsuda as Iggy, Ichigo Aoba as Trixie, and Makoto Furukawa as Ren.
This is the fully released anime prequel from the Cowboy Bebop guy:
Disregard, I’m an idiot.
So, who is seeing it this weekend?
Depending on my work schedule, I’m going to try and go next Tuesday with some friends.
Too long of a film for me to deal with a theatre, so home release for me.
I didn’t think about length, lemme see how…
Yikes. Thanks for the heads up. That is a long time to spend in a room with a bunch of annoying strangers. Well shit.
Most likely I’ll have to wait for the blu-ray.
So I’m guessing nobody went to go see it then? Instead I watched the original at home with the Brother-in-law over a few drinks. Theaters just don’t have any appeal to me anymore.
Hey, this movie is dope, especially if you enjoyed the original and/or dystopian sci-fi.
Shit, I’d recommend seeing it on the big screen for the music alone. Just do it before it leaves theaters next week.