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FUNimation Adds Project Itoh Film Trilogy


Project Itoh Key Visual 001 - 20150725FUNimation announced that they acquired the domestic rights to the upcoming Project Itoh film series. The license includes the following:

  • Genocidal Organ
  • Harmony
  • The Empire of Corpses

FUNimation will release all three films in 2016, though a theatrical run has yet to be confirmed.

The three Project Itoh films will open later this year, with Genocidal Organ hitting in October, Harmony in November, and The Empire of Corpses in December. Each film will be produced by a different studio and director.

Genocidal Organ will be directed by Shukou Murase (Ergo Proxy, Gangsta.) at Manglobe. Michael Arias (Tekkonkinkreet) will direct Harmony at Studio 4°C. Ryoutarou Makihara (Hal) will helm the final film, The Empire of Corpses at WIT Studio.

FUNimation will also give Ghost in the Shell: New Movie Edition, The Boy And The Beast, and the Psycho-Pass film theatrical runs. Ghost in the Shell will be released later this year, while The Boy And The Beast, and Psycho-Pass will hit in 2016.

A pair of teasers were released for the Project Itoh films, which you can check out below.

Trailer #1

Trailer #2

Source: Anime News Network

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