The original Blade Runner, released in the 1980’s, is the reason why myself and so many people romanticise a rainy day in Tokyo. Kabukicho’s neon was stated as being one of the inspirations behind the futuristic cityscape in Ridley Scott’s quintessential dystopian sci-fi movie, the tone of which has inspired not only filmmakers but anime and manga creators for the past 30 years. This year a sequel sees the release of a long awaited sequel, BLADE RUNNER 2049.

Harrison Ford reprising his iconic character Deckard in the just released trailer with newcomer Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto and Robin Wright making up the all-star cast. Director Denis Villeneuve’s film promises to answer a generation of left over questions left behind by the original when it debuts in October.