Blame!'s Anime Adaptation Looks Like A Blast

The project was first shown off last year, but now there’s a proper trailer (and release details) for the anime adaptation of Tsutomu Nihei’s manga masterpiece Blame!.

As discussed, Blame! is my favourite manga of all time, because it’s weird and lonely and fascinating and has some of the most breath-taking art you’ll ever see in a sci-fi comic. The sense of scale Nihei was able to accomplish haunts me even a decade on, and what’s particularly cool about this anime adaptation is that it looks like it’s focusing on the section of the story that’s, well, a story, and not the beginning (which is just a dude walking around) or the end (which was a disaster).

It’ll be out on Netflix globally on May 20. Can’t wait.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs

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Why is it a masterpiece if it had a disaster end and a boring beginning?