‘Blame!’ manga gets an anime theatrical film adaptation!

Blame!, pronounced as “Blam”, is a cyberpunk manga written by Tsutomu Nihei and published by Kodansha. Now this sci-fi manga is getting an anime theatrical film adaptation by Polygon Pictures. The legendary comic that enthralled SF creators and fans worldwide makes its long-awaited animated film debut.

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Humanity faces purges and extermination in a bleak future, and a wanderer named Killy must carry out a solitary, dangerous mission through a mammoth multi-leveled “city” that continues to expand forever in the masterpiece SF manga BLAME! (from Kodansha’s Afternoon magazine). The unique setting, unfathomable scale, and hard, heavy action garnered acclaim from directors and artists both in Japan and abroad, creating hopes that against all odds, a film adaptation might one day happen. Now, twenty years after the original comic began, an animated feature-length film is in the process of being unleashed upon the entire world.
Directing the film will be Hiroyuki Seshita, who brought the world the complex, hard-SF battles of Knights of Sidonia and the speed, thrilling suspense of Ajin: Demi-Human. Animation will be processed by Polygon Pictures, known worldwide for their award-winning work on shows like Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Transformers: Prime, as well as the epic Knights of Sidonia series. On top of that, original creator Tsutomu Nihei is providing rich creative direction to the project, handling script and character design.
With the staff of the visionary Knights of Sidonia reunited and the administrative supervision of story creator Tsutomu Nihei, BLAME! is ready to shock the world once again with an all-new story!

Plot:

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, leading to 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 knew 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 sense 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 law and order to the world.

via blame.jp

Trailer

The team has released a short trailer of this upcoming sci-fi movie. However, the cast details were not yet officially announced. The movie is scheduled to release in 2017 licensed by Netflix.

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