VIDEO: "Project Itoh - Harmony" Preview Accompanies Cast Announcement

STUDIO4℃ animates third of trilogy of sci-fi anime movies

For this week's broadcast of Noitamina, the alt-anime block presented the latest update on the brand's plans for a trio of anime movie adaptations of the works of of Satoshi Itō, a sci-fi novelist who wrote under the name Project Itoh, and who passed away in 2009 at age 34. Today, the cast for the third of these was announced along with news that Egoist's "Ghost of a Smile" will be featured as the theme for the anime movie opening December 4th.



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)

Unit Director & CGI Director: Yusuke Hirota
Character design & Chief AD: Takahiro Tanaka
Prop design & AD: Kazuyoshi Takeuchi
Mechanical design & Effects & AD: Koji Watanabe
Color Design: Kumiko Narumo
Art Director: Osamu Hasada, Marefumi Niibayashi
Editing: Kengo Shigemura
Music: Yoshihiro Ike
Recording: Yasushi Nagura
Sound Design: Koji Kasamatsu

Viz's Haikasoru sci-fi prose label, who published the Harmony and Genocidal Organ novels in English and describes the former


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.


Cast includes

Tuan Kirie - Miyuki Sawashiro 


Miach Mihie - Reina Ueda


Cian Reikado - Aya Suzaki


Oscar - Yoshiko Sakakibara


Asaph - Akio Ohtsuka


Vashirof - Shinichiro Miki


Keita Saeki - Cho


Nuaza Kirie - Junpei Morita


The trilogy has been licensed for North America by FUNimation


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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