The film is an adaptation of mangaka Tsutomu Nihei’s 10-volume 1998 cyberpunk story for Kodansha Comics. The stage is set for “Blame!”; a distant dystopian future where a loner named Killy, with the help an incredible weapon known as the Gravitational Beam Emitter, is on a quest to save civilization from extinction. This ronin-esque warrior wanders an endless labyrinth in search of other enclaves of human civilization as well as a way to rescue humanity.
The film’s official site describes the all-new story:
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 being hunted down and purged by the defense system known as the Safeguard. In a…
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