Blame! Movie

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Blame!: The Ancient Terminal City, Blame!: Tanmatsu Ikou Toshi
Japanese: BLAME!
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: 7.061 (scored by 5329053,290 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #36582
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1790
Members: 95,611
Favorites: 235

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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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Mori, Nanako


Toyosaki, Aki


Shimazaki, Nobunaga



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May 19, 2017
Buttersnips (All reviews)
Overall 9.2/10 ... Watch this if you are a Blame! fan, just don't watch it with the intent of getting the same experience you got from the manga.

While not being entirely true to the original story, I can't really complain. This was spectacular... The music, the sounds, how everything looked, it was all so cool! I'm sure if you're one of those super picky fans that rip anything that's not exactly the original story you will find a lot of things to complain about. Also I know lots of people are not fans of the 3D art style. Quite frankly I think it fits it read more
Jun 6, 2017
DarthInvader (All reviews)
TL;DR: Terminator meets AJIN studio. It's a mindless action flick with mediocre CGI and bland characters stuck in a subpar story but the music is atleast nice?
[Story: 2/10 , Characters: 4/10, Art: 6/10, Sound: 7/10, Enjoyment: 6/10]

If you are thinking the Blame! movie is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi action flick where humanity tries to blame the culprit that led to their society's demise, well you can't be more wrong. It's merely a plot hole filled story about a group of villagers, Electro-Fishers, trying to survive in this post-apocalyptic world where technology has deemed humans as contaminants due to lack of Net Terminal Gene therefore must read more
May 20, 2017
LIQfilms (All reviews)
In 2003, the Blame! manga was adapted into a six-part original network animation by Group TAC, and it was absolutely terrible. Having seen this show many years ago, and hearing nothing but praise for the manga (which I still need to get around to reading) I was more than sceptical to say the least in regards to the movie adaptation, produced by Polygon Pictures (known for their sometimes awkward CGI in the cases of Ajin or Knights of Sidonia) and the fact that it was a film adaptation of a popular manga, which often doesn't go too well. I imagined the series would be as read more
May 19, 2017
jtpetino (All reviews)
I'll make this as short as possible without entering into every part of the movie.
To get the full experience for this movie you HAVE to read the manga to its entirety. This is one of the first major arcs of the Blame! series and the first one. But because they only wanted to make the first arc and not finish the entire story of Blame, they added things, changed things, and made it in a way that could make you think Blame! is only this.

If you didn't notice it (this is for the manga readers), this story is set from the village girl POV. That read more

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