Harmony (2015 film)
|Screenplay by||Koji Yamamoto|
by Project Itoh
|Music by||Yoshihiro Ike|
Harmony (ハーモニー Hāmonī) is a 2015 Japanese animated science fiction film directed by Michael Arias and Takashi Nakamura, animated by Studio 4°C and based the novel of the same name by Project Itoh. The film was released on November 13, 2015. Two other anime films based on novels by the same author were released: The Empire of Corpses on October 2, 2015 and Genocidal Organ on February 3, 2017.
In a future period called the "Maelstrom", nuclear war and disease have plagued and destroyed the world, including the United States. To prevent new horrors, the world was divided into several smaller states. Each state is defined as an ethical, solidarity and futuristic society which is controlled by "admedistration", facilities where nanotechnology is used for medical purposes, to allow better living. But in Japan, the young Tuan Kirie and her friends Miach Mihie and Cian Reikado start a protest against this kind of company and control over their lives, refusing food and medication and get up to suicide but Tuan and Cian fail to protest.
Thirteen years later, Tuan works for the World Health Organization in international medical police forces, still faithful to her ideas: the meeting after years with Cian gives the start to an investigation in which discover the truths and threats behind the "perfect" world.
|Character||Japanese voice actor||English voice actor|
|Tuan Kirie||Miyuki Sawashiro||Jamie Marchi|
|Miach Mihie||Reina Ueda||Monica Rial|
|Cian Reikado||Aya Suzaki||Brittney Karbowski|
|Os Cara Stauffenberg||Yoshiko Sakakibara||Rachel Robinson|
|Elijah Vashlov||Shin-ichiro Miki||Christopher Bevins|
|Keita Saeki||Chō||Mark Stoddard|
|Nuada Kirie||Junpei Morita||Jeremy Schwartz|
|Gabrielle Étaín||Akeno Watanabe||Stephanie Young|
|Uwe Woll||Atsushi Ono||Patrick Seitz|
|Reiko Mihie||Chiaki Mori||Linda Leonard|
The film was released on November 13, 2015, taking the release date of Genocidal Organ due to the latter's delay, moving from the previous release date of December 4. Funimation has picked up the license for Harmony. It was released in the U.S. on May 17–18, 2016 in a two-day engagement.
- "ハーモニー(2015)". allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
- "Manglobe's Genocidal Organ Film Delayed". Anime News Network. October 1, 2015. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
- "Funimation Licenses Project Itoh Films - News". Anime News Network. 2015-07-25. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
- FunimationVerified account. "Funimation on Twitter: "Harmony arrives in select theaters May 17 + 18!". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
- "Harmony" anime movie official website by Studio 4°C (in Japanese)
- Funimation Films Page
- Harmony on IMDb
- Harmony (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
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