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Genocidal Organ Anime Film's Video Shows Production Story

posted on 2016-12-29 11:00 EST
Film based on Project Itoh's novel opens on February 3 in Japan

The official website for the anime film of Project Itoh's Genocidal Organ novel began streaming a new promotional video on Tuesday. The video highlights the history of the production, introduces the story, and includes an interview with director Shukou Murase.

The website began streaming a new teaser video earlier this month and revealed a new poster visual drawn by redjuice.

The film will open in Japan on February 3. Ticket pre-orders began earlier this month and bundle an original clear file and three sheets of the film's concept art.

The film stars:

  • Yūichi Nakamura as Clavis Shepherd
  • Akio Ohtsuka as Rockwell
  • Kaito Ishikawa as Realand
  • Sanae Kobayashi as Lucia
  • Satoshi Mikami as Williams
  • Takahiro Sakurai as John Paul
  • Yuuki Kaji as Alex

Viz Media's Haikasoru imprint describes Genocidal Organ's original novel:

The war on terror exploded, literally, the day Sarajevo was destroyed by a homemade nuclear device. The leading democracies have transformed into total surveillance states, and the developing world has drowned under a wave of genocides. The mysterious American John Paul seems to be behind the collapse of the world system, and it's up to intelligence agent Clavis Shepherd to track John Paul across the wreckage of civilizations and to find the true heart of darkness—a genocidal organ.

The new anime company Geno Studio is producing the film. Geno Studio took over production of the film after the studio Manglobe, which was originally animating the film, filed for bankruptcy in September 2015. The film's staff then announced in October 2015 that the film had been delayed.

North American anime publisher Funimation Entertainment debuted the other two Project Itoh films, The Empire of Corpses and Harmony, in select theaters in April and May, respectively. The company has also licensed Genocidal Organ.


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