The long awaited final instalment in the Project Itoh film trilogy, Genocidal Organ finally has a release date and new key visual.
The TIFF Ani! event at the Tokyo International Film Festival revealed that the anime adaptation of Project Itoh‘s Genocidal Organ novel will open in Japan on February 3, 2017. The event screened part of the film on October 31st, and also revealed a new visual drawn by artist redjuice.
The Long Awaited Final Project Itoh Film, Genocidal Organ
Studio Manglobe was originally producing the film under director and writer Shukou Murase. Being scheduled to open in October, 2015. Manglobe however, filed for bankruptcy in September of 2015 resulting in the film’s delay. The main staff later formed a new studio named Geno Studio to complete the film. Aiming to eventually finish it by the end of 2016.
The movie is the third anime adaptation of deceased sci-fi author Project Itoh’s books, all with the specific intention of honouring his work. The Empire of Corpses (produced at Wit Studio) and Harmony (produced at Studio 4°C) being the previous two adaptations. Notably, artist Redjuice worked as the character designer for all 3 films, in addition to EGOIST providing their ending theme songs.
Genocidal Organ stars:
- Yūichi Nakamura as Clavis Shepherd
- Akio Ohtsuka as Rockwell
- Kaito Ishikawa as Leland
- Sanae Kobayashi as Lucia
- Satoshi Mikami as Williams
- Takahiro Sakurai as John Paul
- Yuuki Kaji as Alex
The plot follows intelligence agent Clavis Shepherd, as he, without delay, treks across the wastelands of the world to find John Paul. A mysterious man responsible for countless deaths and destruction across multiple countries. All the while trying to find the true heart of darkness—a genocidal organ.
So what do you think? Excited that the final Project Itoh movie is finally coming out? Do you think the delay has helped or hindered its quality? Or are you just interested in seeing an interesting military action film? Let us know below.