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Blame! (2017)

TV-14 | | Animation, Action, Drama | 20 May 2017 (USA)
In the distant future, humans are declared "illegal residents" and hunted to near extinction by murderous robots. One day, a group of human scavengers come across a strange man named Killy, who may be the key to humanity's survival.

Director:

Hiroyuki Seshita

Writers:

Sadayuki Murai (screenplay), Tsutomu Nihei (created by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Takahiro Sakurai ... Killy (voice)
Kana Hanazawa Kana Hanazawa ... Cibo (voice)
Sora Amamiya ... Zuru (voice)
Mamoru Miyano ... Sutezo (voice)
Aya Suzaki Aya Suzaki ... Tae (voice)
Nobunaga Shimazaki ... Fusata (voice)
Yûki Kaji ... Atsuji (voice)
Koutarou Nishiyama Koutarou Nishiyama ... Shige (voice)
Nanako Mori Nanako Mori ... Fuku (voice)
Kazuhiro Yamaji Kazuhiro Yamaji ... Oyassan (voice)
Ayane Sakura ... Shizu (voice)
Tasuku Hatanaka Tasuku Hatanaka ... Shiro (voice)
Daiki Yamashita Daiki Yamashita ... Yaichi (voice)
Shôta Chônan Shôta Chônan ... Gen (voice)
Daisuke Takahashi Daisuke Takahashi ... Yachita (voice)
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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 Kiri the Wanderer, on his quest for the Net Terminal Genes, the key to restoring order to the world.

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Inside a vast, self-replicating city bent on eliminating all life, mysterious loner Killy emerges to guide a remnant of humanity desperate to survive. See more »


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When the party follows Killy out looking for the automated factory the first view they get of that part of the city resembles Fritz Lang's Metropolis. See more »

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Decent entry point for Nihei's Blame! universe
27 May 2017 | by zona79See all my reviews

Huh! From where to start about this one?

I am a huuuuge fan of Blame! manga. It's the best manga I ever read and I always present it as a reference point to something different, original, breathtaking and ultimately enjoyable. Though, not so much for mainstream audience.

What about the anime? There must be two points of view in reviewing it. Why? Because First one from a perspective of someone who read the manga and second one from a perspective of a first timer who hasn't got a clue about original material.

As someone who read the manga I was expecting the full story with deep development of main character(s) and much better representation of vast areas of Megastructure and everything else what can be found in it. What did I get? A spin off story of a small village in Megastructure with characters which are almost irrelevant in the original story. We didn't get to see a lot of characters, Silicon beings are missing, it's even hard to tell that Killy is main character, not the villagers. Many, many details missing not to mention that original story is spread through huge time period. I would lie if I would say that I didn't enjoy it. It's solid SciFi anime if you don't take into consideration the original work.

As for second point of view, for someone who never read the manga.... Watch it. Maybe there will be sequels/prequels. Maybe even pushes you toward reading manga. It's a great slice of Blame! universe where much more can be told in future movies (hopefully there will be more)

***sorry for a bit fragmented review, this is my first ;)


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20 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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Chicago Illinois, USA

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