In the real world, scientists and inventors continually strive to create an easier world for us humans to live in. Everyday, technology gets more and more advanced which ultimately seems to bring us closer to a world free of having to endure hard work and suffering. However, if anime sci-fi movies have taught us anything, it’s that technology might be our biggest downfall as a species. We might get better equipment and have to do less but the future—if movies are to be believed—seems pretty dire. Just look at Blame! Movie for an example. In the world of Blame! Movie, humans found the ability to allow AI to govern creation and construction but when it was hit by a virus, the systems that were made to help us turned on us creating world unlike anything we thought imaginable. It seems ridiculous but Blame! is a solid reminder to be careful with our inventions going into the future.
Now aside from having semi-metaphorical themes sewn into the story, Blame! Movie really just serves up a solid action/sci-fi story that we loved here at Honey’s Anime when it dropped in 2017. As we were fans of the manga series helmed by mangaka Nihei Tsutomu, we didn’t expect anything less from this anime movie adaptations from studio Polygon Pictures. With a sequel coming soon, we here at Honey’s Anime HQ decided to watch some movies similar to Blame! Movie to keep us from gnawing at our couches in desperation. Since we think some of you out there on the net might feel the same, we decided to share some movies we think you’ll love if you enjoyed Blame! Here is our 6 Anime Movies Like Blame! Movie list.
Similar Anime to Blame! Movie
1. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
- Episodes: 100 mins
- Aired: Sept, 2007
Acting as a reboot movie series, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone is the first installment of Shinji Ikari’s story. After a massive event dubbed “second impact” destroyed most of Japan, the only remaining city is Japan-3 which is heavily guarded by destructive giants called Angels. Shinji Ikari is summoned by his father Gendou to join him at his defensive unit called NERV to pilot an Evangelion Unit. These humanoid mechs are the only way to successfully stop Angels as the military’s weaponry is utterly useless in doing so. Despite the drive to avoid becoming a pilot, Shinji must enter Eva Unit 01 and prevent Japan’s only city from falling. However, behind the scenes of this story lies darker forces that will test Shinji’s skills as a pilot and his very own sanity…
If the world of anime is to be believed then we know our future will have one thing for sure, giant mechs. Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone takes us through the first several episodes of the original series that aired decades ago but with new art and a new plot. Similar to Blame! Movie, Evangelion: 1.01 You Are (Not) Alone shows us the fate of humans desperately struggling to survive against possible extinction from a threat far greater than anything we’ve ever faced. With beautiful animation—only possible by studios Gainax, Starchild Records and KlockWorx—and a truly epic narrative, Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone is a thrill ride from start to finish. However, we do recommend taking it easy binging the three available movies out for this series. With Evangelion: 3.0 +1.0 not confirmed for a release date yet, it could be quite some time till we see the gripping climax to this amazing series.
2. Appleseed Saga Ex Machina (Appleseed: Ex Machina)
- Episodes: 104 mins
- Aired: Oct, 2007
A sequel to the hit anime movie, Appleseed Saga Ex Machina continues following Deunan and her once human lover, Briareos. The duo continues their mission to try and keep humanity from falling any further into ruin. In a future where technology has caused wars and an endless sea of violence, Deunan and Briareos team up with E.S.W.A.T. to tackle anyone who is deemed a threat to Olympus. With powerful forces and a new threat in the form of a being called Tereus, Deunan and Briareos are about to face their hardest threat yet. Will they survive or will humanity fall ever further than it already has?
One element we loved about Blame! Movie was the high-octane action it had when Killy came on screen to shoot his laser gun and blast enemies away like nothing. Blame! Movie was constantly keeping your eyes glued to each scene as looking away for but a moment would lead to you missing possibly a bit of action or some important piece of narrative. Appleseed Saga Ex Machina echoes Blame! Movie in those regards with a thoroughly enjoyable post-apocalyptic sci-fi story that truly is one of a kind. Appleseed has always been a series we’ve enjoyed personally here at Honey’s Anime, but we really loved this sequel film and think fans of Blame! Movie will, too! We highly recommend picking up Appleseed Saga Ex Machina if you loved Blame! Movie.
3. Sidonia no Kishi Movie
- Episodes: 134 mins
- Aired: Mar, 2015
Sidonia no Kishi Movie acts a recap to the first season of Sidonia no Kishi. In the distant future, Earth has been obliterated by an alien race known as the Gauna. While some of humanity escaped into space, the Gauna have made it their mission to completely wipe out humans and have chased them ever since. Now in the year 3394, humanity faces off against the Gauna once again. Tanikaze and his friends/fellow pilots must enter their mechs to acts a final vanguard for the remainder of humanity. Can Tanikaze prevail or will humanity disappear truly from existence?
The Netflix produced series Sidonia no Kishi originally aired as a 12-episode series that we loved here at Honey’s Anime HQ. Now maybe for some reason, you want to see this epic battle of humanity versus aliens in a more condensed version. Well if you do indeed desire this—as we know watching 12 episodes sometimes can be tough—we recommend the Sidonia no Kishi Movie. This 2 hour plus movie, tells the basics of the first season but removes a lot of the unnecessary moments to create a non-stop sci-fi tale of survival like Blame! Movie. Sidonia no Kishi Movie will be an excellent movie to enjoy while we patiently wait for the sequel to Blame! Movie sometimes soon.
Knights of Sidonia The Movie Main PV (Official Trailer)
Any Anime Like Blame! Movie ?
4. Godzilla: Kaijuu Wakusei (Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters)
- Episodes: 89 mins
- Aired: Nov, 2017
Long ago, humanity felt proud that they stood on the top of the food chains as the dominant species. However, in the 20th century, everything changed when Kaiju—monsters/monster—were discovered but in particular, a large Kaiju appeared and left nothing but destruction in its wake. Dubbed Godzilla, no matter what weapon was shot at it or used against it, Godzilla continued destroying cities and even other monsters without anything stopping its onslaught. Humanity, at the verge of extinction and in absolute fear, fled their only home and launched into space to hopefully find a new world to settle upon. However, years have passed and humans still float in space with no home in sight. In desperation, humanity returns to Earth via a warp drive that causes them to propel 20, 000 years into the future but learn that Earth has undergone a slew of changes and might be even deadlier than before…
Many of us in the anime community know of the ultimate Kaiju named Godzilla and have seen a lot of the old films. Then in 2017, Netflix teamed up with Polygon Pictures—yes the studio that made Blame! Movie—to release Godzilla: Kaiju Wakusei. While Godzilla: Kaijuu Wakusei might not be all about technology being the downfall of man, it incorporates how technology is used to fight against our possible destruction and shows off some neat concepts like space travel and even mechs. Godzilla: Kaijuu Wakusei is a brilliant first entry in this dual part movie series—a sequel is slated for release in 2018—and for those that love sci-fi with a pinch of giant monsters, will most certainly love this newest Godzilla anime movie. Now, let us pray that Godzilla won’t ever actually become real…we don’t feel like traveling in space for decades personally.
Godzilla: Kaijuu Wakusei (Official Trailer)
5. Wonderful Days (Sky Blue)
- Episodes: 83 mins
- Aired: Jul, 2003
The year is 2142 and the Earth isn’t the blue planet we once knew and loved. For years, pollution was the reality we faced as a species but continued to let it poison our world unabated. The city of Ecoban was created to attempt to use the pollution that destroyed the planet as fuel and to allow humans an escape from the wastelands outsides its walls. Unfortunately, upon Ecoban’s creation, a powerful society of humans rose up and made living in the city only possible for a select few or those who would become workers. If you became a worker, death would be a constant threat under stressful situations and a dangerous environment. Meanwhile, outside Ecoban, a young man named Shua begins a battle of his own to keep the love of his life—Jay—from a security commander named Cade and to prevent his world from becoming any darker than it already is.
While Blame! Movie shows humanity falling from technology and a cybernetic virus, Wonderful Days acts as a more grounded sci-fi story with humans falling because of pollution. Wonderful Days is a drama filled action tale that we like to talk about from time to time seeing as how it’s not often mentioned in the anime community. We loved the look at a possible future devoid of color and life being replaced by machinery and muted colors almost akin to the style of Blame! Movie. When we were doing our 6 Anime Movies Like Blame! Movie we knew we needed to include Wonderful Days so this solid sci-fi movie would get some recognition in the year 2018. Check out Wonderful Days if you want a story that tries to convey the message of saving Earth by possibly lowering pollution once in a while.
6. Rakuen Tsuihou (Expelled from Paradise)
- Episodes: 103 mins
- Aired: Nov, 2014
In the shattered remains of Earth, humanity seeks a new home free from pain, death, hunger and sorrow. Removing their physical bodies, humanity has found a home within a virtual landscape called DEVA that resides far above Earth. Within DEVA, humans find a world of pleasure until a hacker begins to abuse the system and spread negativity throughout DEVA. As a counter offense, Angela Balzac of the DEVA law enforcement is sent to track the hacker’s origins on Earth using a cloned body to traverse the destitute world. As Angela searches for her perp, she ends up meeting humans who continue to call Earth their home and begins to see the true disconnect between paradise and reality.
We conclude our 6 Anime Movies Like Blame! Movie list with Rakuen Tsuihou by studio Graphinica. Unlike most of the movies on our list, Rakuen Tsuihou asks the question, what is truly paradise? We loved how the idea of removing our actual bodies to live in digital form is both scary, as we see people basically living on the net nowadays, but also mystifying as we imagine the possibilities of a virtual world like DEVA. Rakuen Tsuihou also has tons of action in the form of mecha combat which will keep you gripping onto you couches or chairs while watching. Rakuen Tsuihou is beautifully animated and wonderfully, written making this a movie we can’t recommend enough. Just try not to oggle too much at our main female lead in Rakuen Tsuihou, though we won’t blame you if you do.
Blame! Movie certainly isn’t the first anime movie of this genre but we thought it was truly a solid adaptation of the manga all while being slightly different here and there. We seriously are counting down the days for the sequel—which is still not yet dated—but luckily, we know we have amazing movies like the ones above to hold us over till then. Have you checked out any of these anime movies before? Tell your fellow readers in the comments below and share with us which movies you liked from our list. Remember to keep returning to our lovely hive for more anime recommendations like this one here at Honey’s Anime.