Blame! Movie

Blame!: The Movie

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Blame!: The Ancient Terminal City, Blame!: Tanmatsu Ikou Toshi
Japanese: BLAME!
English: Blame!: The Movie
German: Blame!
Spanish: Blame! La Película
French: Blame!
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 20, 2017
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Polygon Pictures
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, PsychologicalPsychological
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 45 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.031 (scored by 5864558,645 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #39932
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1934
Members: 106,022
Favorites: 287

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A young girl named Zuru sets out on an expedition through a post-apocalyptic city controlled by machines in a desperate hunt for food. Things go awry when her team accidently triggers the city's AI defense program called the Safeguard. Attacked by the machines, her companions are on the verge of being annihilated when a mysterious man named Killy arrives and exterminates the hostile units.

Despite his heroic intervention, Zuru is hesitant to trust Killy and questions his motives. He reveals to have come from thousands of levels below the city in order to find humans possessing the Net Terminal Genes—a trait that would allow humans to regain control of their civilization and shut down the Safeguard. After hearing his story, Zuru and the rest of her team join Killy and embark on a journey in search of the Genes that could prove to be mankind's last hope of survival.

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Blame! is based on Tsutomu Nihei's manga series of the same title and tells an alternate story than that of the manga. Written by Nihei, the film's plot is a composite of multiple story elements from the original manga.

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Sep 17, 2023
I watched the Blame! movie, released in 2017. Here are my thoughts:

For the record, I have never seen the older (2003) OVAs nor have I ever read the manga. I knew nothing about the franchise before watching this movie. Obviously this review will not address the faithfulness of this adaptation to the manga; I am only evaluating the movie as a standalone product.

Basically, Blame takes place in a sci-fi post-apocalyptic setting because machines took over and blah blah blah reasons. The premise and setting kind of reminded me of the live-action Matrix trilogy.

This movie is animated in CGI (well, at least the characters ...
Jul 31, 2023
Mixed Feelings
It's a good movie, but considering how much I was looking forward to watch it, it was a very underwhelming experience.
The main reason why I wanted to watch it was because of the concept. The idea of a city growing infinitely and the characters having to stop its growth was something I had never seen tried in anything and I'm always a fan of giving a crazy idea a chance. I had also heard that the Blame! manga was one of the best, if the best manga ever made, so I really watched this movie expecting something memorable.
Then I watched and my ...
Jun 6, 2023
I feel like BLAME! is the very definition of mid. Its kinda boring, kinda mediocre and kinda low quality. At the same time though there are enough elements that kept me interested until the end.

The unique art style, the cool enemy design, the intriguing setting. These might be enough to satisfy some people and for others they most definitely will not be. The characters are one dimensional, the writing is pathetic and the animation leaves a lot to be desired.

If someone asked me if I regretted watching BLAME! my answer would be no. If someone asked me if I would recommend that other ...

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Poll: Blame! Movie Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
rvbrick - May 19, 2017
135 repliesby gnxr »»
Nov 17, 1:00 PM
Where did Blame! 2 go?
MrHoodie - Jan 5, 2020
5 repliesby askilledjerk »»
Jan 26, 5:09 PM
Which is better dub or sub version of the movie?
Xion69 - May 20, 2017
6 repliesby Mizmimi »»
Feb 22, 2018 1:23 AM
sequel news, if any, post here
vinnipuh - May 21, 2017
5 repliesby RoryBurrows »»
Feb 13, 2018 4:46 AM
Things you must know before watching the movie ? ( spoilers )
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