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Funimation Licenses Project Itoh Films

posted on by Karen Ressler

North American anime distributor Funimation announced at its Otakon panel on Saturday that it has licensed the upcoming Project Itoh films: The Empire of Corpses, Genocidal Organ, and Harmony. The three films are all based on works by late novelist Project Itoh. Funimation will release the films in 2016, but the company has not yet confirmed a theatrical release.

In addition, the company announced that it plans to debut Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie (Kōkaku Kidōtai Shin Gekijō-ban) in theaters this fall, and The Boy and The Beast and the Psycho-Pass film in theaters in 2016.

Each Project Itoh 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 Ryōtarō Makihara will direct The Empire of Corpses at WIT STUDIO (Attack on Titan, Hōzuki no Reitetsu).

In Japan, The Empire of Corpses will open in theaters on October 2, Genocidal Organ will open on November 13, and Harmony will open on December 4.

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