Adult Swim has announced that it will air the “Blade Runner: Black Out 2022” anime short on November 26, 2021 at 11:00 p.m. as part of the Blade Runner marathon. The marathon will also include the Blade Runner 2049 film and the first three episodes of the Blade Runner: Black Lotus anime series. The marathon begins at 11:00 p.m. on November 26, 2021 and ends at 4:30 a.m. on November 27, 2021.
Crunchyroll and VRV streamed the “Blade Runner: Black Out 2022” anime short in September 2017. Shinichiro Watanabe directed the short and wrote the script. Cygames Pictures produced the animation. Shukou Murase served as character designer and animation director, and Flying Lotus composed the music. The anime takes place in the year 2022, between the original Blade Runner film, which takes place in 2019, and its sequel Blade Runner 2049. The story involves a large power outage on the west coast of the United States.
Blade Runner: Black Lotus premiered on November 14, 2021 with two episodes on Adult Swim’s Toonami block and on Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll and Adult Swim are partnering with Alcon Entertainment to produce the 13-episode anime series. Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama are directing all the episodes at Sola Digital Arts.