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Genocidal Organ Gets New Theatrical Trailer


You know, “Genocidal Organ” really could have four or five meanings. Just sayin’…

Earlier today, the official Genocidal Organ anime film’s website updated with a new theatrical trailer. The 90-second teaser introduces the main characters, and offers a preview of the film’s grisly action scenes.

Genocidal Organ made its global début on October 31, at the Tokyo International Film Festival. The feature will get a wider Japanese theatrical release starting February 3, 2017.

The film is the third entry in a trilogy of films based on the late Satoshi Ito’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.).

Genocidal Organ was delayed, though, 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 Koji Yamamoto. Murase, as well as numerous key staff members would continue their work at the new company.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Clavis Shepherd: Yuichi Nakamura
  • Rockwell: Akio Ohtsuka
  • Realand: Kaito Ishikawa
  • Lucia: Sanae Kobayashi
  • Williams: Satoshi Mikami
  • John Paul: Takahiro Sakurai
  • Alex: Yuuki Kaji

Funimation currently holds the domestic rights to all three Project Itoh films in North America. Viz Media releases the novels in North America under their Haikasoru imprint. They describe Genocidal Organ as:

The war on terror exploded, literally, the day Sarajevo was destroyed by a homemade nuclear device. The leading democracies have transformed into total surveillance states, and the developing world has drowned under a wave of genocides. The mysterious American John Paul seems to be behind the collapse of the world system, and it’s up to intelligence agent Clavis Shepherd to track John Paul across the wreckage of civilizations and to find the true heart of darkness—a genocidal organ.

The team released a pair of short promotional videos in October and November, as well as a longer promotional teaser. You can check these out below.

Source: Ota-suke

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