Blade Runner Blackout 2022

Trixie en route to destiny.

Welcome, all, again.  I’ll get right to the point–I just watched Blade Runner Blackout 2022, and it is amazing!  This is a roughly 15-minute short by the Shinichiro Watanabe of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo fame, and he has provided an emotionally charged piece worthy of Spike’s own infamous exit.  Honestly, there’s not much in the way of story, here, so I’m assuming that the two preceding prequels to the forthcoming Blade Runner movie offer a more solid foundation of premise and plot.  (I’ve seen neither, though, so that’s obviously a big assumption.)  This brief piece focuses upon the actions of just three characters, two Replicants (very advanced androids) and the human who loves one of them, as they act to sabotage L.A.’s power grid; nonetheless, it is more emotive than expository.  But it is the emotional depth and resonance to their story that will have you watching it again and again.  How do we–any of us–decide what is most precious to us?  And to what lengths will we go to protect it, once found?  Yes, this is a ridiculously short review, but it’s about a stupendously moving bit of anime.  So do yourself a favor and check this one out ASAP!  (You can watch on YouTube or Crunchyroll.com.)

 

Author: David

Southern gentleman of Irish heritage. Family man--proud husband, father, and grandfather. Wiccan with a dose of residual Catholicism. Background in food service, military (US Navy), and law enforcement.

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