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You can watch Blade Runner Black Out 2022 streaming for free from Crunchyroll starting today. If you are a Crunchyroll premium subscriber you can watch it in 1080P, if not you get it in Standard definition. It is the third of a set of animations that tell the story of how we got from the original story, which took place in 2019, to the different world that exists in 2049. This is from the director of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo, Shinichiro Watanabe, who agreed to create something for it because the original Bladerunner was the film that made him want to tell his ow stories on the large and small screens. The other short pieces bridging that gap are 2036: Nexus Dawn and 2048: Nowhere to Run. My plan on October 6th is to watch the original film (but which version of the many?) and then these three shorts, in chronological order, have a good meal, and descend on the theater fully psyched for the new film. Here are the other two shorts and a trailer: