Project Itoh Film Project's New Promo Streamed

posted on by Kyle Cardine
2015 film project adapts late novelist's sci-fi stories Genocidal Organ,Harmony

Noitamina began streaming a new commercial on Thursday for the 2015 anime film project based on late science fiction author Project Itoh's novels Genocidal Organ and Harmony.

Narrator: He said, "Stories continue to exist by feeding off of someone." Consequently, he left his story behind. He left his Project behind. What he left behind was a story of the soul that had no destination. The birthplace and era are all wrong, but even so we've come around to here.

Both Genocidal Organ and Harmony will be adapted into anime film, but the trailer does not specify if the project will be one film or two.

Project Itoh released Genocidal Organ as his debut novel in 2007 The Japanese film website Cinema Today reported in 2012 that film adaptation rights were being pitched in Hollywood.

Viz Media describes Genocidal Organ's story:

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 author's final novel, Harmony, debuted in Japan in 2008. Project Itoh wrote Harmony and the novel adaptation of Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriots while he was being treated for the cancer that ultimately took his life in 2009.

Viz Media describes Harmony's story:

In the future, Utopia has finally been achieved thanks to medical nanotechnology and a powerful ethic of social welfare and mutual consideration. This perfect world isn't that perfect though, and three young girls stand up to totalitarian kindness and super-medicine by attempting suicide via starvation. It doesn't work, but one of the girls—Tuan Kirie—grows up to be a member of the World Health Organization. As a crisis threatens the harmony of the new world, Tuan rediscovers another member of her suicide pact, and together they must help save the planet...from itself.

Viz Media's Haikasoru imprint has published all three of Itoh's full-length novels in English.

discuss this in the forum (5 posts) |
bookmark/share with:

this article has been modified since it was originally posted; see change history

News homepage / archives