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New Blame! (2017) Promo Video Hits The Web


When we’re talking about anime movies, who’s to blame when news starts rolling in?

Yesterday, the official Blame! film website updated with a new teaser trailer. The 45-second promo offers a brief overview of the concept, as well as a glimpse at the film in motion.

Blame! will hit Japanese theaters in 2017. The film will adapt Tsutomu Nihei’s manga of the same name. Hiroyuki Seshita (Knights of Sidonia) will helm the project at Polygon Pictures, with Nihei serving as a Creative Consultant.

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The Blame! manga first hit the pages of Kodansha’s Afternoon magazine in 1998. The series ran in the publication through 2003, spanning 10 collected volumes. Tokyopop first licensed the title for publication in North America, though Vertical currently holds the rights. Vertical describes the title as:

In a future version of Earth, there is a city grown so chaotically massive that its inhabitants no longer recall what “land” is. Within this megastructure the silent, stoic Kyrii is on a mission to find the Net Terminal Gene—a genetic mutation that once allowed humans to access the cybernetic NetSphere. Armed with a powerful Graviton Beam Emitter, Kyrii fends off waves of attacks from fellow humans, cyborgs and silicon-based lifeforms. Along the way, he encounters a highly-skilled scientist whose body has deteriorated from a lengthy imprisonment who promises to help Kyrii find the Net Terminal Gene, once she settles a score for herself…

Vertical will ship the first Blame! omnibus on September 13.

Source: YouTube (King Records)

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