The official website for the upcoming anime films adapting the works of late novelist Project Itoh began streaming a video announcing the cast for Genocidal Organ. The promotional video also unveils the film’s theme song, “Reloaded” by EGOIST.
The cast includes:
- Yuuichi Nakamura as Clavis Shepherd
- Satoshi Mikami as Williams
- Yuuki Kaji as Alex
- Kaito Ishikawa as Realand
- Akio Ohtsuka as Rockwell
- Sanae Kobayashi as Lucia
- Takahiro Sakurai as John Paul
Genocidal Organ Synopsis:
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.
EGOIST, who performed both ending themes for Psycho-Pass’s first season, will perform the theme songs for all three Project Itoh films. The website had revealed the the cast for The Empire of Corpses last Friday, and will reveal Harmony’s cast and theme song “Ghost of a smile” on July 31st.
The Empire of Corpses will open in theaters in Japan on October 2nd, Genocidal Organ is slated for November 13th, and Harmony is slated for December 4th.
Each novel film adaptation is from a different director and studio. Shukou Murase (Witch Hunter Robin, Ergo Proxy, Gangsta.) is directing Genocidal Organ at Manglobe (Samurai Champloo, Michiko and Hatchin), Takashi Nakamura (Fantastic Children) and Michael Arias (Tekkonkinkreet) are directing Harmony at Studio 4°C (Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King), and Ryoutarou Makihara is directing The Empire of Corpses at WIT STUDIO (Attack on Titan, The Rolling Girls).
Project Itoh released Genocidal Organ as his debut novel in 2007, and his final novel, Harmony, debuted in Japan in 2008. Project Itoh wrote Harmony and the novel adaptation of Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriots while he was being treated for the cancer that ultimately took his life in 2009. Currently, Viz Media has published three of Itoh’s novels in English: Genocidal Organ, Harmony, and Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriots.