Tsutomu Nihei’s BLAME! manga will be receiving an anime movie adaptation, according to its official website.  The official BLAME! website launched a trailer for the movie on Saturday, featuring English subtitles and a 2017 release window. Hiroyuki Seshita is signed on to direct the film.  Seshita is known for directing other series such as Ajin and Knights of Sidonia. Nihei, along with POLYGON PICTURES, will also handle the script for BLAME! as well as the character designs. 

Other staff members include:

Co-director/CG Supervisor:Tadahiro Yoshihira
Screenplay: Sadayuki Murai
Production Designer: Naoya Tanaka
Director of Photography: Mitsunori Kataama
Character Designer: Yuki Moriyama
Background Art Director: Hiroshi Takiguchi
Color Designs: Hironori Noji

BLAME!‘s official site describes the all-new story:

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 Killy the Wanderer, on his quest for the Net Terminal Genes, the key to restoring order to the world.

A day later on Sunday, Kodansha announced that the BLAME! movie will be a Netflix exclusive. 

BLAME! Promotional Trailer



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