Teaser PV of the anime movie BLAME!, which is fully directed by the original author Tsutomu Nihei has been released! Main staff members were also announced!
BLAME! was the debut work of Tsutomu Nihei and serialized in the comic magazine, Afternoon (from Kodansha), from 1997 to 2003.
The comic author Tsutomu Nihei has won the 39th Kodansha Comic Award and the 47th Seiun Award (comic category) with Knights of Sidonia.
Its uniquely created world and depictions have attracted a lot of hard-core SF fans and influenced creators worldwide.
The long-awaited legendary SF comic will finally be animated in movie theaters.
They have officially unveiled a teaser PV of the movie as well as a team of awesome staff members!
Also, we just received a report about the world’s biggest cultural event Comic-Con 2016, in which the original author Tsutomu Nihei and the director Hiroyuki Seshita have participated.
Hiroyuki Seshita, known for Knights of Sidonia and Ajin was appointed as a director.
The renowned 3DCG creation firm, Polygon Pictures Inc. has been playing a key role in animation creation.
Plus, the original comic author Tsutomu Nihei has been in a supervisory position for overall creative work.
A teaser PV of the movie (scheduled for release in 2017) has been made public and released on its teaser website（http://www.blame.jp）.
Specifics about the main staff members are also out!
For sub-director/CG supervisor, Naohiro Yoshihira was appointed.
Sadayuki Murai was assigned to scenario writing (A well-known scenario writer who has worked on extensive SF as well as fantasy works including Knights of Sidonia)
A team of incredible staff members got together for this amazing movie, including the renowned character designer Yuki Moriyama.
They will exquisitely express the unique world, drawn by Tsutomu Nihei in full Animation.
Additionally, they have disclosed the movie’s original story!
A new character named Zuru (づる), a girl living in a village on the verge of extinction due to the threat of the safeguard and chronic food shortage. Zuru will embark on her journey to save her endangered village and run into Killy, the explorer who has been seeking the “Net Terminal Genes”.
In this movie, a number of new intriguing characters, such as Zuru will show up and play their roles in the new story.
The incredible staff members from the innovative movie Knights of Sidonia have reunited for BLAME!
Please keep an eye on this awesome movie!
Teaser PV URL
Teaser website : available on http://www.blame.jp
Event report about “Comic-Con 2016” held in San Diego!
The production team of the movie BLAME! have participated in COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL2016, held in San Diego from July 21st to 24th!
The original author Tsutomu Nihei and the director Hiroyuki Seshita stood on stage and revealed the latest news about the movie.
On that day, they screened a newly created teaser PV at the venue and the visitors gathered there got all excited by its overwhelming graphics and breathtaking quality!
The production team received a hurricane of applause from the audiences there.
During the event, Tsutomu Nihei and Hiroyuki Seshita held talkshows, autograph sessions and also received media coverage.
They were warmly hailed by a lot of overseas hard-core fans.
Overview of the movie BLAME!
To be released in 2017
With the complete loss of the access authority to the city control, mankind became nothing more than weaklings that had no choice but to be exterminated by the city’s defense system “Safeguard”. The villagers in Denki Ryoushi, a small village located in the corner of the City have been facing complete extinction due to the Safeguard’s menace and chronically lasting food shortage. While a girl (named Zuru) from the village set off on a journey to seek out food for the village, she got instantly detected by the “Observation Tower” and attacked by a group of the Safeguards.
When all of her companions get killed and she is about to become their next prey, the explorer Killy appears who seeks “Net Terminal Genes” in order to normalize the world.
Original: Tsutomu Nihei “BLAME!” (Kodansha “Afternoon”)
General Supervisor: Tsutomu Nihei
Director: Hiroyuki Seshita
Sub-Director/CG supervisor: Naohiro Yoshihira
Script: Sadayuki Murai
Production Designer: Naoya Tanaka
Director of Photography: Mitsunori Kataama
Character Designer: Yuki Moriyama
Art Director: Hiroshi Takiguchi
Color Designer: Hironori Nochi
Animation Creation: Polygon Pictures Inc.