It seems that the Genocidal Organ escaped Manglobe’s clutches! What will it do next?
Earlier today, the Genocidal Organ anime film’s website updated with an announcement, stating that the feature is back on-track following studio Manglobe’s closure. A new Winter 2017 release date was listed, along with a 30-second promo video.
Genocidal Organ is the third entry in a trilogy of films based on the late Satoshi Itō’s Project Itoh novels. The feature was originally announced as the first film in the series, with a planned October 2015 début. Manglobe was slated to produce the movie, which was to be written and directed by Shukou Murase (Ergo Proxy, Gangsta.).
The film was delayed when Manglobe closed its doors in November 2015. Shortly after the news broke, the Project Itoh website updated with news that new studio “Geno Studio” would produce the film. The studio is a subsidiary of production company Twin Engine, which was founded by Eden of the East director Kōji Yamamoto. Murase, as well as numerous key staff members would continue their work at the new company.
A short animatic teaser was released at the time to confirm the news:
Funimation currently holds the domestic rights to all three Project Itoh films in North America.