The official website for the anime film of Project Itoh's Genocidal Organ novel began streaming a new trailer on Friday. The video introduces the main cast and reveals that the film is slated for this winter. The video also previews the film's theme song "Reloaded" by Egoist.
The cast includes:
Yūichi Nakamura as Clavis Shepherd
Akio Ohtsuka as Rockwell
Kaito Ishikawa as Realand
Sanae Kobayashi as Lucia
Satoshi Mikami as Williams
Takahiro Sakurai as John Paul
Yuuki Kaji as Alex
The studio Manglobe, which was originally animating the film, filed for bankruptcy in September and formally began its bankruptcy proceedings with the Tokyo District Court in November. 237 parties are claiming 544.5 million yen (about US$4.43 million) in debt from the studio.
The official website for the film then announced on October 1 that the film had been delayed, and it began offering refunds for pre-ordered tickets on October 23.
Genocidal Organ was originally slated to open in October, but the release order of the three Project Itoh films was shuffled in July so that The Empire of Corpses would open in October and Genocidal Organ would open in November. The Empire of Corpses opened on October 2 in Japan, and Harmony opened on November 13.
The new anime company Geno Studio is now producing the film. Shukou Murase is still directing the film.
North American anime publisher FUNimation Entertainment debuted The Empire of Corpses and Harmony in select theaters, and has also licensed Genocidal Organ.
The film website Tracking Board reported in January that director Chan-wook Park (Oldboy, Thirst, Stoker) will direct a film adaptation of Genocidal Organ.