Manglobe's Genocidal Organ Film Delayed
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the three film adaptations of late author Project Itoh's novels announced on Friday that the Genocidal Organ film, which was slated to open on November 13, has been delayed. The Harmony film, which was slated to open on December 4, will now open on November 13.
Genocidal Organ is being animated at studio Manglobe, which filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday.
Genocidal Organ was originally slated to open in October, but the release order of the three Project Itoh films was shuffled so that The Empire of Corpses would open in October and Genocidal Organ would open in November. The Empire of Corpses opens on Friday in Japan.
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 Ryoutarou Makihara will direct The Empire of Corpses at WIT STUDIO (Attack on Titan, Hōzuki no Reitetsu).
Funimation Entertainment licensed all three films and plans to release them theatrically in 2016.