One of the most popular manga series by Tsutomu Nihei, "Blame!," is getting turned into anime film by Netflix along with Polygon Pictures. The Netflix original is set in the distant future where we see the ruinous world through the eyes of Killy, a young man who wants to bring the human civilisation back.
The manga series "Blame!" had run from 1997 to 2003 and was collected into 10 volumes. Its widespread popularity had even earned the series a Harvey Award in the category Best American Edition of Foreign Material. Now, Netflix will bring the "Blame!" to the digital medium with the help of Polygon Pictures.
"We are super excited to be able to deliver the long awaited anime adaptation of 'Blame!' as a Netflix original anime... I've seen some initial footage and it is truly groundbreaking, especially in HDR format. I can't wait for fans around the world to experience this!" Polygon Pictures president and CEO Shuzo John Shiota said.
"Blame!" is the story of Killy, a loner who yields a powerful weapon known as the Gravitational Beam Emitter, using which he hopes to bring civilisation back from the brink of extinction. He wanders through the vast, technological labyrinth known as The City and its Megastructure.
A murderous horde called Safeguard is planning to destroy humanity and all Killy can do to stop it is finding Net Terminal Genes. They seem to be the only solution to the chaotic and seemingly unstoppable expansion of the Megastructure.
"Blame!" is the latest among the Netflix originals to be made available to the steadily growing global audience of the streaming service.
"We're incredibly delighted to work with Polygon Pictures in bringing the latest Netflix original anime, Blame!, to fans worldwide... We look forward to bringing the best of original anime to our members and continuing to work with the top creators in the industry," David Lee, vice president of International Originals at Netflix, said.
Watch the trailer for "Blame!" here: