The official website of the upcoming anime film adaptation of Tsutomu Nihei’s Blame! manga has revealed that the movie will be coming to Netflix in 2017. The first visual, main cast, staff and teaser videos were also revealed.
The main members of the anime’s production staff were revealed, which will return from the production of Nihei’s Knights of Sidonia (Sidonia no Kishi) anime:
- Director: Hiroyuki Seshita (Ajin, Knights of Sidonia Co-Director)
- Screenplay: Sadayuki Murai (Knights of Sidonia, Mushishi Live Action)
- Original Script and Original Character Designer: Tsutomu Nihei
- Anime Character Designer: Yuki Moriyama (Knights of Sidonia, Aijn)
- Animation Studio: Polygon Pictures (Knights of Sidonia, Aijn)
Here is the first teaser video of the anime:
The film will feature a brand new story penned by Nihei. Here is the film’s synopsis:
In the distant technological future, civilization has reached its ultimate Net-based form. An “infection” in the past caused the automated systems to spiral out of order, resulting in a multi-leveled city structure that replicates itself infinitely in all directions. Now humanity has lost access to the city’s controls, and is hunted down and purged by the defense system known as the Safeguard.
In a tiny corner of the city, a little enclave known as the Electro-Fishers is facing eventual extinction, trapped between the threat of the Safeguard and dwindling food supplies. A girl named Zuru goes on a journey to find food for her village, only to inadvertently cause doom when an observation tower senses her and summons a Safeguard pack to eliminate the threat.
With her companions dead and all escape routes blocked, the only thing that can save her now is the sudden arrival of Killy the Wanderer, on his quest for the Net Terminal Genes, the key to restoring order to the world.
The series’ most recent anime adaptation was broadcasted in Spring 2015, Blame! Tanmatsu Ikou Toshi (Blame! The Ancient Terminal City), which ran during an episode of the second season of the Knights of Sidonia anime.
Blame! is a Sci-Fi action manga written and illustrated by Tsutomu Nihei, his first manga before his hit series Knights of Sidonia. Blame! ran from 1997 till 2003 in Kodansha’s Monthly Afternoon magazine for a total of 10 volumes. The series received an anime adaptation in the form of 6 web specials in 2003 from Group TAC (Igano Kabamaru, Tantei Gakuen Q).
Here us the series synopsis from MAL:
Killy is a man of few words. He wanders, seemingly endlessly, through a lonely, gargantuan labyrinth of concrete and steel, fighting off cyborgs and other futuristic nightmares, searching only for something called Net Terminal Genes. And he has a very powerful gun, which he uses without hesitation whenever anything resembling danger rears its ugly head.
Who is this quiet, violent, determined man and what are these Genes he seeks? The small communities he finds tucked into the crevices of this towering, dystopic ruin hardly give him leads on his treasure, driving him to find larger enclaves of civilization where people can reveal more about the world he lives in and the quarry he seeks.
The upcoming Blame! anime film will be coming to Netflix in 2017. Further information about the film and its Netflix releases will be revealed at a later date.
Source Article - Anime News Network
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