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Funimation Streams New Subtitled “Genocidal Organ” Trailer


So, how do you handle an organ that’s inclined to commit genocide?

On Friday, Funimation started streaming a new trailer for Genocidal Organ. The two-minute teaser includes English subtitles, and confirms the film’s upcoming theatrical run.

Genocidal Organ will hit North American theaters on July 12 and 13. The movie made its global début on October 31, at the Tokyo International Film Festival. It saw a wider Japanese release on February 3.

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
  • President: Kazuhiro Yamaji
  • Staff Officer: Takehiro Hasu
  • Lucius: Takuya Kirimoto

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.

Funimation describes the feature as:

Based on the captivating sci-fi novel by Project Itoh, Genocidal Organ takes an introspective look at a post-9/11 future, exploring freedom, security, and a bizarre shift in terrorism throughout the world.

After a homemade bomb decimates Sarajevo, developed countries rely on advanced surveillance to free them from the threat of terrorism. But while the United States enjoys heightened security, the nations it once considered threatening are mysteriously plagued by genocide within their own borders. Strangely, these massacres all link back to one American by the name of John Paul. Special agent Clavis Shepherd is sent to capture the elusive target, but even with combat meds to numb the pain and a life rooted in the bliss of ignorance, nothing can prepare this soldier—or the world—for the truth behind humanity’s darkness.

Source: YouTube (Funimation)

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