ABC Film Challenge – Sci-fi – B – Blame! (2017)
Director: Hiroyuki Seshita
Writer: Sadayuki Murai, Tsutomu Nihei (Screenplay)
Starring: (Voice Talents) Takahiro Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa, Sora Amamiya, Mamoru Miyano, Aya Suzaki
Plot: In the distant future, humans are declared “illegal residents” and hunted to near extinction by murderous robots. One day, a group of human scavengers come across a strange man named Killy, who may be the key to humanity’s survival.
Runtime: 1 Hour 46 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Blame! Starts is the distant future, the few remaining humans live in settlements around the city. Where they struggle to survive, Zuru, Sutezo, Tae and Fusata find themselves coming into contact with a lone travelling human Killy. One that has been survive in a different way.
Killy offers the survives a chance of a better life, as their resources are dwindling. As he lead the group across the city with Cibo, as they look to clean up the threats they find along the way.
Thoughts on Blame!
Blame! Is a sci-fi animation taking us to a dystopian Earth. Where we get to see humans being considered illegal in the eyes of robots running the planet now. We will follow one group of humans that will look to end the reign of terror. They learn what caused the change in the first place. The humans learning of the different live sources outside the village. Their desperation to survive will start making the decisions for them.
This will have plenty of themes of survive and technology taking over the world at some point. The need to survive a virus that could cause devastation on the human race. It will show the fight back to survive against something stronger. Showing important it would be to risk everything for a future. This could easily have a bigger world. Plenty more to learn about along the way, which would make this a world that would be good to re-visit. Not only for the story, but the creation the humans must fight back against.
Final Thoughts – Blame! Is a big sci-fi animation, with plenty of battles between humans and technology.