2nd Teaser for Project Itoh Anime Films Previews All 3 Movies
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official YouTube channel for Fuji-TV's noitamina programming block began streaming a second theatrical teaser on Thursday for the three films in Project Itoh. The teaser will play in Japanese theaters starting on June 20. The three films in the project are Genocidal Organ, Harmony, and The Empire of Corpses.
The video and the official website for the project and both also revealed the redjuice-drawn main visual for The Empire of Corpses, and a new theatrical poster.
Genocidal Organ will open in October, Harmony will open in November, and The Empire of Corpses will open in December.
Each novel film adaptation will be from a different director and studio. Shukou Murase (Witch Hunter Robin, Gangsta., Ergo Proxy) will direct Genocidal Organ at manglobe (The Unlimited - Hyōbu Kyōsuke, House of Five Leaves), Takashi Nakamura (Fantastic Children) and Michael Arias (Tekkonkinkreet) will direct Harmony at Studio 4°C (Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King, Tweeny Witches), while Ryoutarou Makihara will direct The Empire of Corpses at WIT STUDIO (Attack on Titan, Hōzuki no Reitetsu).
Project Itoh released Genocidal Organ as his debut novel in 2007, and his 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. The Japanese film website Cinema Today reported in 2012 that film adaptation rights were being pitched in Hollywood.