Anime to Adapt Project Itoh's Nihon SF Taisho Award Honored "The Empire of Corpses"

Staff for other Project Itoh adaptations also announced

Folowing Psycho-Pass, Noitamina's next movie will be a 2015 adaptation of the work of Satoshi Itō, a sci-fi novelist who wrote under the name Project Itoh, and who passed away in 2009 at age 34. Along with staff for the previously announced adaptations of Genocidal Organ and Harmony, plans to adapt The Empire of Corpses have been revealed. 

 

Project Itoh's unfinished Empire of Corpses was finished by Akutagawa Prize winner Toh Enjoe. Opening in 19th century London, the historical cyberpunk story follows medical student John Watson, of Sherlock Holmes fame, tracking down Dr Frankenstein's "corpse resuscitation technology."

 

It won the Nihon SF Taisho Award "Special Award"  and Seiun Award.

 

Staff includes

Director: Ryotaro Makihara (Hal)
Original Character Design: redjuice
Production: WIT STUDIO (Attack on Titan)
Scheduled: 2015

 

 

Harmony
Original: Project Itoh 
Director: Takashi Nakamura (Fantastic Children, Akira animation director and character designer), Michael Arias (Tekkon Kinkreet)
Original Character Design: redjuice
Animation Production: STUDIO4 ℃ (Tekkon Kinkreet, Berserk movies)
Schedule: 2015

 

 

Genocidal Organ
Director: Murase Naonori (Ergo Proxy)
Kyatakuta draft: redjuice
Animation Production: manglobe (Samurai Champloo, Ergo Proxy)
Schedule: 2015

 

Viz's Haikasoru sci-fi prose label, who published the latter two novels in English describes them:

Harmony

In the future, Utopia has finally been achieved thanks to medical nanotechnology and a powerful ethic of social welfare and mutual consideration. This perfect world isn't that perfect though, and three young girls stand up to totalitarian kindness and super-medicine by attempting suicide via starvation. It doesn't work, but one of the girls—Tuan Kirie—grows up to be a member of the World Health Organization. As a crisis threatens the harmony of the new world, Tuan rediscovers another member of her suicide pact, and together they must help save the planet...from itself.

 

Genocidal Organ

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.

 

 

 

via MOCa

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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