|Publisher||Hayakawa Publishing (Japanese)|
Viz Media (English)
|2007 (Hayakawa SF Series/JCollection)|
Published in English
|Media type||Print (paperback)|
|Pages||282 (Hayakawa SF Series/JCollection)|
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.
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, where each individual is constantly monitored, watched, and wired. While the developed nations of the world entered this state, the developing countries around the world endured a multitude of genocides. Those developing countries went from harmony to complete destruction in about 6–8 months, with all of the events and evidences leading to one person, an American named John Paul.
Clavis Shepherd, a US Special Forces Officer, along with his team of advanced super soldiers, are tasked to find and eliminate John Paul. They want to know, how does one man cause so much destruction and death.
|Directed by||Shūkō Murase|
|Produced by||Kōji Yamamoto|
|Written by||Shūkō Murase|
|Music by||Yoshihiro Ike|
|Released||October 31, 2016 (TIFF) |
February 3, 2017 (Japan)
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. 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. The film was released on February 3, 2017. 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. Funimation screened the film in select U.S. theatres on July 12 and 13, 2017.
|Character||Japanese voice actor||English dubbing actor|
|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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