Blame! (2017) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2019.

Categorization

Post-post-scarcity post-apocalypse action.

Subject

Mysterious superman Kyrii (in Kodansha’s translation, “Killy” in Netflix’s subtitles) saves teenage Electro-Fisher scavengers in a seemingly unlimited city long since free of human control.

Commentary

It’s basically faithful to Nihei Tsutomu’s vision, but instead of the beautiful wanderings and weird biomechanical creatures, the emphasis is on more human-scale action—and especially a bunch of generic teen adventurers—in awfully stiff low-frame-rate cel-shaded 3D CG. The factory sequence is great, but of the rest, only the abrupt pyrotechnics and background art hold any interest. A movie built more closely around the resource problem and the factory, with a budget for animation, would easily have been very good.

Japanese production animation fiction moving picture