Cyberpunk fans get ready to start hunting robots, because today a new trailer for the new upcoming anime film Blame! was revealed online. The Netflix exclusive film is based off of Tsutomu Nihei's Blame! (pronounced blam) manga, which is a 10 volume run that originally started in 1997. There was project unveiling for the upcoming film, that showed the first trailer, revealed the cast, and a new poster. The trailer (seen above) is a full minute of beautifully stylized action.
The cast has been announced for the main characters and includes the likes of the following:
- Takahiro Sakurai as Killy
- Kana Hanazawa as Cibo
- Sora Amamiya as Zuru
- Kazuhiro Yamaji as Pop
- Mamoru Miyano as Sutezo
- Aya Szaki as Tae
- Nobunaga Shimazaki as Fusata
- Yuki Kaji as Atsuji
- Aki Toyasaki as The Authority
The movie is directed by Hiroyuki, who co-directed Kights of Sidonia, another popular Netflix exclusive anime series. The script and character design was handled by Nihei himself, and was also part of the staff as a "creative consultant". Nehi first launched the Blame! series in Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon magazine in 1997 and then was published as a 10 volume run by Tokyopop.
The new poster for the film shows off the new character design and animation that looks simmilar to Hiroyuki's previous series Knights of Sidonia.
Blame!'s official site has describes the new upcoming story below:
"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."
Blame! will be available to stream exclusively on Netflix worldwide on May 20. Check out the photo gallery for more pictures from the upcoming movie.