Genocidal Organ

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Genocidal Organ
Gyakusatsu Kikan cover art.jpg
AuthorProject Itoh
GenreScience fiction
PublisherHayakawa (Japanese)
Viz Media (English)
Publication date
2007 (Hayakawa SF Series/JCollection)
2010 (paperback)
Published in English
Media typePrint (paperback)
Pages282 (Hayakawa SF Series/JCollection)
431 (paperback)

Genocidal Organ (虐殺器官, Gyakusatsu Kikan) is the debut novel of Japanese science fiction writer Project Itoh. It was first published by Hayakawa Publishing in 2007 and later re-printed in 2010 in paperback form. A poll by the yearly SF magazine SF ga yomitai ranked Genocidal Organ as the number one domestic SF novel of the decade.[1]

The English translation of Genocidal Organ, translated by Edwin Hawkes, was published in August 2012 by Haikasoru / Viz Media.


When Sarajevo was destroyed by a homemade nuclear weapon, the leading democracies of the world transformed into surveillance states, while developing countries endured a multitude of genocides. Intelligence agent Clavis Shepherd must track down the man who seems to be responsible, an American named John Paul.

Animated film[edit]

Genocidal Organ
(Gyakusatsu Kikan)
GenreScience fiction
Anime film
Directed byShūkō Murase
Produced byKōji Yamamoto
Written byShūkō Murase
Music byYoshihiro Ike
Geno Studio
Licensed by
ReleasedOctober 31, 2016 (TIFF)
February 3, 2017 (Japan)
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An animated film adaptation, directed and written by Shūkō Murase, and produced at Manglobe, was scheduled to be released on November 13, 2015. However, due to Manglobe's bankruptcy, the film's release was postponed.[2][3] It was later announced on November 13, 2015 that production on the film had resumed with the same staff under the newly created Geno Studio, with hopes to complete the film by the end of 2016.[4] The film was released on February 3, 2017.[5] Prior to the film's theatrical screening in Japan, the first fifteen minutes were shown on October 31, 2016 at the 2016 Tokyo International Film Festival.[6][7] Funimation screened the film in select U.S. theatres on July 12 and 13, 2017.[8]

Voice cast[edit]

Character Japanese voice actor[2] English voice actor[9]
Clavis Shepherd Yuichi Nakamura Josh Grelle
Williams Satoshi Mikami Ian Sinclair
Leland Kaito Ishikawa Joel McDonald
Alex Yūki Kaji Clifford Chapin
Lucia Škroupova Sanae Kobayashi Jeannie Tirado
Rockwell Akio Ōtsuka Christopher Sabat
John Paul Takahiro Sakurai Ricco Fajardo

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