Distributor Manga Animatsu have announced they will be releasing the 2017 film BLAME! for the United Kingdom and Ireland in association with French distributor Dybex.
Animated by Polygon Pictures (Knights of Sidonia) and based on the 1996 manga of the same name written by Tsutomu Nihei (Knights of Sidonia), BLAME! was distributed as a Netflix Original film worldwide on May 2017 in multiple dub and subtitle langauges. You can visit the Netflix page here.
The film will be released on 28th May 2018 for Blu-ray, DVD and also digital download in both English & Japanese audio with English subtitles. In addition the film will also be shown in competition this month at the ANIMA Festival, Brussels in the Feature Films category. Manga’s COO Jerome Mazandarani provided a statement on the announcement of the acquisition:
“We are very excited to be partnering with the incredibly talented team at Polygon Pictures and our friends at Dybex on this multi-territory release. It’s a ground-breaking piece of animation that redefines what anime can be and we’re very proud to be bringing it to home entertainment.”
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 control, 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 to be purged by the defense system known as the Safeguard. With a remaining enclave known as the Electro-Fishers facing extinction and all escape routes blocked, the sudden arrival of Killy the Wanderer, on his quest to find a human who possesses the Net Terminal Gene, is the village’s only hope.
BLAME! have a couple promo videos for anyone interested!
BLAME! is available to watch on Netflix and the original manga source material is available to read by publisher Vertical.
Source: Manga Animatsu Press Release