Project Itoh adaptation delayed due to Manglobe bankruptcy
Last fall, a trio of Noitamina anime movie adaptations of the works of Satoshi Itō, a sci-fi novelist who wrote under the name Project Itoh, and who passed away in 2009 at age 34, were scheduled to open in Japanese theaters, including the WIT Studio adaptation of Empire of Corpses in October, then Manglobe's Genocidal Organ in November and Studio 4°C's Harmony December 4th. While Manglobe's bankruptcy forced a change in those plans, Genocidal Organ moved to a different studio, and is still being promoted. A new preview is being presented today along with Noitamina's upcoming slate of projects.
Listed credits include:
Director, Screenplay: Murase Naonori
Original Character Design: redjuice
Design Works Shinji Aramaki / Kimitoshi Yamane / Shinji Usui /Noriyuki Jinguji / Masaki Yamada
Art Director: Seiki Tamura
Director of Photography: Kazuhiro Yamada / Kosuke Nakanishi
Color Design: Takahiro Motegi
CG director: Takayuki Masuo
Editor: Tomoki Nagasaka
Music: Yoshihiro Ike
Animation Production: Geno Studio
Clavis Shepherd - Yūichi Nakamura
Williams: Satoshi Mikami
Alex: Yuki Kaji
Leland: Kaito Ishikawa
Rockwell: Akio Otsuka
Rutsuia: Kobayashi Sanae
John Paul: Takahiro Sakurai
Viz's Haikasoru sci-fi prose label published the novel in North America and describes it:
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.
FUNimation licensed the anime.