The third prequel for Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049Black Out 2022, has dropped, and they’ve gone the animation route – in spectacular style.

It was directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, who many will know for his work on such manga as Samurai Champloo and Cowboy Bebop.

Despite being the third of the trilogy of prequels, this one is set the furthest back in time from the new movie – a mere three years on from Ridley Scott’s original. It follows on from the release of the Nexus Series 8 – a replicant with a natural lifespan.

If you missed the first two, click here to check them out.

Meanwhile, Blade Runner: The Final Cut is out now on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, and it’s absolutely stunning. Check out our review here.