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Anime Based on Blame! Manga Destined for Netflix

Much like Knights of Sidonia before it, the next anime based on a manga by Tsutomu Nihei, Blame!, is planned for release on Netflix. Kodansha Comics announced plans on Sunday for Blame! to be a Netflix original anime film, with the premiere set for 2017.

The film will be produced at POLYGON PICTURES and directed by Hiroyuki Seshita, who previously directed Ajin and co-directed Knights of Sidonia. Tsutomu Nihei is billed as creative consultant and will be in charge of character designs and the script for the original story. 

Here’s the subbed promo that debuted on Saturday:

Synopsis via the official website

In the distant technological future, civilization has reached its ultimate Net-based form. An “infection” in the past caused the automated systems to spiral out of order, resulting in a multi-leveled city structure that replicates itself infinitely in all directions. Now humanity has lost access to the city’s controls, and is hunted down and purged by the defense system known as the Safeguard. In a tiny corner of the city, a little enclave known as the Electro-Fishers is facing eventual extinction, trapped between the threat of the Safeguard and dwindling food supplies. A girl named Zuru goes on a journey to find food for her village, only to inadvertently cause doom when an observation tower senses her and summons a Safeguard pack to eliminate the threat. With her companions dead and all escape routes blocked, the only thing that can save her now is the sudden arrival of Killy the Wanderer, on his quest for the Net Terminal Genes, the key to restoring order to the world.

Nihei was at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend and attended the Spotlight on Tsutomu Nihei panel along with director Hiroyuki Seshita. Nihei received the Comic-Con International Inkpot Award, described as being awarded to “individuals for their contributions to the worlds of comics, science fiction/fantasy, film, television, animation, and fandom services.”

Source: Deb Aoki via Anime News Network