VIDEO: "Project Itoh - Empire of Corpses" Anime Featured in Theatrical Trailer

Theatrical length animated film hits Japanese theaters in October 2015

Thursday is Noitamina day and this week the alt-anime block presented a new theatrical trailer for the first in 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. Empire of Corpses, opening October 2nd, will be followed by Genocidal Organ on November 13 and Harmony December 4th.


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: Ryoutaru Makihara  (Hal)
Script: Hiroshi Seko, Midori Gotou, Kōji Yamamoto
Original Character Design: redjuice
Character Design: Takaaki Chiba
Chief Animation Director: Takaaki Chiiba, Hirotaka Katō
Color Design: Ken Hashimoto
Art Director: Yusuke Takeda
3D Director: Emiko Nishida
Director of Photography: Koji Tanaka
Editing: Aya Hida
Sound Director: Shouji Hata
Music: Yoshihiro Ike
Animation Production: WIT STUDIO  (Attack on Titan)


Egoist's "Door" will be the theme song for the feature. 


FUNimation has licensed the movies for North America.



John H. Watson - Yoshimasa Hosoya


Friday: Noble Savage 007 Ayumu Murase


British Empire's Captain Barnaby - Taiten Kusunoki


supposed secretary to US President Grant, Hadary Lilith - Kana Hanazawa

Alexei Karamazov - Shinichiro Miki



Nikolai Krasotkin - Daiki Yamashita


M - Akio Ohtsuka




via @PJ_Itoh


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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