Knights of Sidonia Co-Director Helms Blame! Anime Film
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website of the upcoming anime film adaptation of Tsutomu Nihei's Blame! manga revealed on Wednesday that Hiroyuki Seshita (Ajin) will direct the film at Polygon Pictures. Seshita previously co-directed the anime adaptation of another Nihei manga, Knights of Sidonia, at Polygon Pictures also.
The site also unveiled a visual for the film.
The site describes the film:
Humanity faces purges and extermination in a dark future, and a wanderer named Killy must carry out a solitary, dangerous mission through a mammoth multi-leveled "city" that continues to expand forever in the masterpiece SF manga BLAME! (from Kodansha's Afternoon magazine). The unique setting, unfathomable scale, and hard, heavy action garnered acclaim from directors and artists both in Japan and abroad, creating hopes that against all odds, a film adaptation might one day happen. Now, twenty years after the original comic began, an animated feature-length film is about to be unleashed upon the entire world.
Nihei will handle the film's script and character design. The site notes that the film will "reunite" the staff of the Knights of Sidonia anime.
Nihei, Seshita, and other staff members will attend this year's Comic Con International in San Diego, which runs from Thursday, July 21 to Sunday, July 24. Nihei previously hinted that he may show a sneak peek of the film during the event.
Nihei launched the science-fiction action story Blame! as his first manga series in Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon magazine in 1997, and ended it in 2003. Tokyopop published the 10-volume manga in North America. Kodansha published a new six-volume edition of the manga in Japan last year.
Source: MoCa News
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