“Kodansha Comics revealed on Sunday that the upcoming anime film adaptation Tsutomu Nihei’s Blame! manga will be a Netflix Original film. The film will premiere in 2017. The film’s official site had streamed a trailer on Saturday.
Hiroyuki Seshita (Ajin director, co-director of Knights of Sidonia) will direct the film at POLYGON PICTURES. Nihei himself will handle the film’s script and character design, and is also serving as ‘creative consultant.’
Nihei launched the science-fiction action story Blame! as his first manga series in Kodansha’s Monthly Afternoon magazine in 1997, and ended it in 2003. Tokyopop published the 10-volume manga in North America. Kodansha published a new six-volume edition of the manga in Japan last year.”