Chapter Arts Centre
Running Time: 112 mins.
Director: Shukou Murase
Writer: Shukou Murase (Screenplay), Project Itoh (Original Story)
Animation Production: Manglobe / Geno Studio
Starring: Kaito Ishikawa (Leland), Yuuichi Nakamura (Clavis Shepherd), Yuki Kaji (Alex), Satoshi Mikami (Williams), Sanae Kobayashi (Lucia Skroup), Takahiro Sakurai (John Paul),
The Project Itoh Trilogy comes to a close with Genocidal Organ, a film long in the making. It should have been released last year after Harmony and Empire of Corpses but when Manglobe (Ergo Proxy), the studio animating the film, filed for bankruptcy, it was passed on to Geno Studio who completed the animation process. It has since been screened in Japanese cinemas and the Kotatsu screening follows very closely to its UK premiere.
Synopsis: Following the detonation of a home-made nuclear device in Sarajevo, the World's leading democracies changed their tactics in the war on terror and transformed themselves into total surveillance states whilst the developing world is drowned in 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.