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Tsutomu Nihei Manga 'Blame!' Receives Anime Movie Adaptation

by arsonal
Nov 17, 2015 6:22 AM | 110 Comments
The wraparound jacket of the 15th and final volume of Tsutomu Nihei's Sidonia no Kishi manga, which will go on sale on November 20, has announced that another of Nihei's works, Blame!, will receive an anime movie adaptation.

Blame! was serialized in Kodansha's Afternoon magazine between 1998 and 2003. It was also published in English by the now-defunct North American publisher Tokyopop between 2005 and 2007. That release won the Harvey Award for Best American Edition of Foreign Material.

Previous adaptations include a net animation series in 2006, a prologue OVA in 2007, and an inserted scene in the eighth episode of Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki earlier this year.

Synopsis
Killy is a man of few words. He wanders, seemingly endlessly, through a lonely, gargantuan labyrinth of concrete and steel, fighting off cyborgs and other futuristic nightmares, searching only for something called Net Terminal Genes. And he has a very powerful gun, which he uses without hesitation whenever anything resembling danger rears its ugly head.

Who is this quiet, violent, determined man and what are these Genes he seeks? The small communities he finds tucked into the crevices of this towering, dystopic ruin hardly give him leads on his treasure, driving him to find larger enclaves of civilization where people can reveal more about the world he lives in and the quarry he seeks. (Source: Tokyopop)

Source: Yaraon

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The question is.... How many volumes will this movie adapt?

Apr 28, 2016 7:51 AM by TheMaster100

Fingers crossed for no terrible CG.

Jan 29, 2016 3:04 AM by Faederwulf

It'll be 3DCG. Too bad, but it's better than nothing. I hope it at least it becomes successful enough to get an anime adaptation, with as much episodes as possible.

Jan 18, 2016 2:21 PM by FAMS_Sensei

Definitely looking forward this one. Let's hope the animation quality lives up to the expectations.

Nov 29, 2015 11:02 AM by -LU-

Looking forward to this for sure.

Nov 25, 2015 5:17 AM by Ethereid

Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. I can't contain my bladder. I can't control my eyes. They bleed as I ruptured my lungs screaming. I'm fucking dying. Please. Let it be good to not tarnish the masterpiece.

Nov 25, 2015 4:04 AM by PrasNochas

Nihu said:
Very happy to see this happening, CGI or no. But I'm having a hard time being optimistic about adapting all of Blame! into the timespan of a movie.


Depends on the length of the movie.
If its 1.5/2 hour long, it is very much possible, considering a lot of chapters are an action sequence.

Nov 24, 2015 2:54 PM by Fai

Very happy to see this happening, CGI or no. But I'm having a hard time being optimistic about adapting all of Blame! into the timespan of a movie.

Nov 24, 2015 2:49 PM by Nihu

OMG yes I've been waiting for a proper adaptation for 8 years!!!!!!! They better make the animation dark and gritty like the manga, and I don't care if there is barely any talking! The series doesn't need much of it. Oh my god!!

I'm slightly hesitant about the 3DCGI though....I haven't seen good use of it and I hope that it will be used tastefully.

Nov 22, 2015 7:41 PM by Risan07

CookingPriest said:
yuyyuka said:
Not a surprise at all after we got the episode in Sidonia. I was expecting a full series but a movie is fine too.

Excited and happy but still worried. And I do not mind the 3DCG. Yes, I had a problem at first but I am fine with it now.

It would be very hard to sell a series where nobody talks at all.


It will be. And it's one of the things I'm worried about, as well as the whole background with the buildings. The music and sound were great in both seasons of Sidonia, but I know the 3DCG and the whole atmosphere of Blame! is not easily adapted into an anime. There will be mistakes but for now I am optimistic. I am not expecting the excellent adaption anyways.

Nov 20, 2015 4:44 AM by yuyyuka

yuyyuka said:
Not a surprise at all after we got the episode in Sidonia. I was expecting a full series but a movie is fine too.

Excited and happy but still worried. And I do not mind the 3DCG. Yes, I had a problem at first but I am fine with it now.

It would be very hard to sell a series where nobody talks at all.

Nov 20, 2015 4:16 AM by Fai

checking it out

Nov 20, 2015 1:10 AM by rageiX

Not a surprise at all after we got the episode in Sidonia. I was expecting a full series but a movie is fine too.

Excited and happy but still worried. And I do not mind the 3DCG. Yes, I had a problem at first but I am fine with it now.

Nov 20, 2015 12:12 AM by yuyyuka

Dylan21 said:
POLYGON PICTURES (Sidonia no Kishi, Ajin) confirmed as the studio in charge. So will be full 3DCG.

Source: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-11-19/tsutomu-nihei-blame-manga-gets-theatrical-anime-adaptation/.95551

It was revealed about a year ago, the movie is going to be 3D like Sidonia. Nihei's 2D adaptation requires a high budget.

Nov 19, 2015 6:24 PM by 09122013

EVERYTHING IS RUINED NOW

Nov 19, 2015 5:58 AM by Ckan

Inbefore the butthurt of "omg its CGI so it sucks" kids.

Nov 19, 2015 5:54 AM by Fai

POLYGON PICTURES (Sidonia no Kishi, Ajin) confirmed as the studio in charge. So will be full 3DCG.

Source: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-11-19/tsutomu-nihei-blame-manga-gets-theatrical-anime-adaptation/.95551

Nov 19, 2015 4:02 AM by CapedBaldy21

Zhou said:
Just read the announcement tweet from Nihei. Polygon Pictures is making it, so it's gonna be 100% CGI. Goddamn it.

Was to be expected...but yeah. Goddamn it.

Nov 19, 2015 3:39 AM by NaturalPerm

Just read the announcement tweet from Nihei. Polygon Pictures is making it, so it's gonna be 100% CGI. Goddamn it.

Nov 19, 2015 2:57 AM by Zhou

I propóse this as soundtrack

Nov 18, 2015 11:34 PM by UnoPuntoCinco

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