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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

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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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A sci-fi thriller from the author behind Knights Of Sidonia. See more »


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Tsutomu Nihei created Blame! and also worked as a creative consultant for the movie. See more »

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Just takes its time too much.
26 May 2017 | by thekarmicnomadSee all my reviews

An automated city continues to grow inexorably. A glitch has caused the pest control system to classify humans as vermin to be exterminated. The huge, lifeless city sprawls on for ever with only a few humans surviving a meagre exist.

I loved the premise of this film. The first half an hour is excellent and really immersed me into this juggernaut of a system that has gone runaway.

Then some new characters appear with some very special talents. These newcomers "break" a lot of the world's set up and make the main characters survival seem a bit trivial.

What really let this down for me was the pace. I am accustom to Eastern films having a more considered and careful approach and normally enjoy it. But here it feels like nothing happens for really long stretches at a time.

Then when the action does start, someone pushes a button that fixes the situation. I feel this time could have been spent on more action or better characterisation.

I enjoyed the bits I enjoyed very much, but feel it could have been condensed to a much, much shorter film.


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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

20 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blame! See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago Illinois, USA

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2.35 : 1
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