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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

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 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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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

20 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Блам! See more »

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King Records,Kôdansha,Netflix See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Mad Max Beyond Skynet
20 May 2017 | by J. KrekelSee all my reviews

Inside a giant 3D-city regulated by an AI-system that is trying to exterminate humans, a mysterious stranger of the Mad Max-type (named 'Killy') meets a desperate and isolated pocket of human survival. He is looking for humans with a certain type of gene which would enable them to reassert control over the AI. The villagers don't know what he's talking about. They have lost this technology such a long time ago that they cannot even imagine humans ever controlling the AI. They thought these were just stories. They have also lost the technology to reproduce the weapons and gear they need for survival, however, so they've become desperate enough to join and assist Killy on a mission. On this mission, they find a 'scientist'. A synthetic human (robot) that has memories of the technology Killy is talking about. She might know a way to reconnect to the AI.

'Will they succeed?' is the question this movies revolves around.

It's a cool premise, I think. A good world to set a story in. In my opinion it doesn't play out that good, unfortunately, but it's entertaining enough. The visuals i liked. If you've seen 'Knights of Sidonia', it's by the same guys and girls, and looks and feels similar.


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