Blame! Anime Film Adaptation Announced

The 15th and latest volume of Tsutomu Nihei’s Knights of Sidonia (Sidonia no Kishi) manga has revealed that an anime film adaptation of Nihei’s earlier Blame! is currently in production.


Nihei has confirmed on his Twitter account about the news, and has also revealed that Polygon Pictures (Knights of SidoniaTransformers Prime) will produce the film.

The series’ most recent anime adaptation was earlier this Spring, 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.

A theatrical anime adaptation of Blame! is currently in production. Additional information about the series will be revealed at a later date.

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