Polygon to Present Blame! At Annecy 2017
Tokyo-based studio Polygon Pictures has recently announced that their anime feature adaptation of BLAME! will start its two-week limited screening in Japan on May 20, but will also be screened at Annecy 2017. Blame! is notable for being made by Knights of Sidonia creator Tsutomu Nihei and was first serialized in Kodansha’s Afternoon magazine from 1997 to 2003.
The story of Blame! is set in a fictional future where humanity is on the brink of extinction, and the protagonist is a wanderer named Killy who must go on a dangerous, solitary mission throughout a multi-leveled “city” that seems to go on forever.
The official synopsis:
In a future where technology has run rampant, humanity’s only hope rests on a lone wanderer. An “infection” in the past has caused 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.
The screening will be held at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival on June 12-17 in Annecy, France. Blame! is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 16, at the Bonlieu Grande Salle (945 person capacity.)
Source: Polygon Pictures via AWN.com