Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited sequel to the sci-fi classic, has been out in theaters for a few weeks now. You’ve seen the film, now we have some recommendations for what to watch next!
1. Blade Runner Black Out 2022
This anime short film fills in key plot details that take place between Blade Runner and the new sequel!
2. Beyond the Black Rainbow
Director Panos Cosmatos brings us this surreal sci-fi horror with a foreboding atmosphere, sharp visuals, and a synth-heavy soundtrack.
Heavily inspired by the original Blade Runner, Katsuhiro Otomo’s anime masterpiece has become an important part of cyberpunk canon in itself.
4. Day 5
Rooster Teeth’s live-action drama explores a unique post-apocalyptic setting focused more on character interactions than bombastic action.
5. Ghost in the Shell: Arise
Anyone intrigued by the philosophical questions of man vs. machine will feel right at home in this multi-part anime feature!
While it isn’t necessarily sci-fi, Lastman’s gritty city setting will delight fans of the ravaged LA futurescape of Blade Runner.
This modern day anime classic has a lot of crossover with Blade Runner—both in its cyberpunk setting and its themes of society and identity.
A nameless hero leaves his futuristic city to explore robot infested ruins in this animated short film!
9. Casshern Sins
This reboot of a classic ‘70s anime deals with the implications of a robot uprising and the resulting desolation of the planet.
Bonus: Let’s Build
The Tested crew assemble all sorts of cool gadgets on this DIY tech show, and the first thing they tackle is the blaster from the original Blade Runner!