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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 ... 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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Storyline

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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Tsutomu Nihei, the creator of Blame!, also created Knights of Sidonia. There is an Easter egg in season 2 episode 8 of Knights of Sidonia, wherein the main characters watch a parody of Blame!. See more »

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Phenomenal !
20 June 2017 | by rtxsSee all my reviews

I stumbled upon this having never seen the original series and knowing nothing of its history. It was simply presented to me upon logging into Netflix as a new original. In fact I thought I was watching the first episode of a multi-part deal but it turned out to be a whole movie ... and I am so glad I stayed up late to finish it.

Quite simply Blame! has the best art I have ever seen in anime, topping even that of another recent favorite, Knights of Sidonia. I don't know what to call the computer assisted methods they use (digital rotoscoping?) to add such realism to the art -- while still having it look hand drawn -- but it's amazing.

The story was instantly engaging and the action was spectacular. The fight scene physics were chaotic but believable in context. There were a couple of spooky scenes that put a chill in me and that's when I knew I was hooked. I congratulate all involved in this project for creating a masterpiece. Bravo!


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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

20 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Блам! See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago Illinois, USA

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2.35 : 1
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