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Funimation Announces Harmony Film's Theatrical Dates

posted on 2016-04-15 01:30 EDT
2015 Project Itoh science fiction film to play in theaters on May 17-18

North American anime distributor Funimation confirmed on Thursday that it will screen the Harmony film "in select theaters" on May 17 and 18. The film adapts the science fiction novel of the same name by the acclaimed late author Project Itoh.

Funimation is also streaming a teaser trailer for the film:

Funimatiion describes the story:

In a future ruled by an unwavering dedication to good health, three high school girls led by the defiant Miach Mihie attempt suicide as the ultimate act of rebellion. Tuan Kirie survives, but can't shake the hatred she has for the “perfect world” she lives in.

Years later, a simultaneous mass suicide rocks the globe and sends society into a state of shock. A small group stands up to take credit for the event, claiming they've hijacked the consciousness of every person on the planet. Everything about the terrorists' message sounds too familiar to Tuan. She suspects her old friend Miach might be involved, but how could that be when she'd supposedly killed herself years earlier? Desperate for answers, Tuan launches an investigation that takes her across the globe chasing the ghost of her old friend. But what is Miach's end game? Will she finally wake the world from its monotonous slumber? Or, end it all for good?

The film's Japanese cast includes:

  • Miyuki Sawashiro as Tuan Kirie
  • Yoshiko Sakakibara as Oscar Stauffenberg
  • Shinichiro Miki as Elliya Vashirof
  • Akio Ohtsuka as Asaf
  • Aya Suzaki as Cian Reikado
  • Cho as Keita Saeki
  • Junpei Morita as Nuaza Kirie
  • Reina Ueda as Miach Mihie

Harmony opened in Japan last November 13. Funimation will release the film and two more films based on Project Itoh novels — The Empire of Corpses and Genocidal Organ — in North America. Funimation will screen The Empire of Corpses in select theaters on April 19 and 20. However, Genocidal Organ has been delayed as its animation production shifted from the bankrupt Manglobe studio to the new Geno Studio.

Each novel film adaptation is from a different director and studio. Shukou Murase (Witch Hunter Robin, Gangsta., Ergo Proxy) is directing Genocidal Organ at formerly Manglobe (The Unlimited - Hyōbu Kyōsuke, House of Five Leaves) and now at Geno Studio, Takashi Nakamura (Fantastic Children) and Michael Arias (Tekkonkinkreet) directed Harmony at Studio 4°C (Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King, Tweeny Witches), and Ryoutarou Makihara directed The Empire of Corpses at WIT STUDIO (Attack on Titan, Hōzuki no Reitetsu). EGOIST (Psycho-Pass, Guilty Crown) is performing theme songs for all three films.


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