Harmony (2015 film)

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Harmony
Harmony (2015 film) poster.jpeg
Poster
Japanese ハーモニー
Hepburn Hāmonī
Directed by Michael Arias
Takashi Nakamura
Screenplay by Koji Yamamoto
Based on Harmony
by Project Itoh
Starring Miyuki Sawashiro
Reina Ueda
Aya Suzaki
Yoshiko Sakakibara
Akio Ōtsuka
Shin-ichiro Miki
Chō
Junpei Morita
Music by Yoshihiro Ike
Production
company
Distributed by Toho
Release date
  • November 13, 2015 (2015-11-13)
Running time
119 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

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.[1][2] The film was released on November 13, 2015.[2] 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.

Plot[edit]

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.

Voice cast[edit]

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

Release[edit]

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.[2] Funimation has picked up the license for Harmony.[3] It was released in the U.S. on May 17–18, 2016 in a two-day engagement.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ハーモニー(2015)". allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Manglobe's Genocidal Organ Film Delayed". Anime News Network. October 1, 2015. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Funimation Licenses Project Itoh Films - News". Anime News Network. 2015-07-25. Retrieved 2017-06-01. 
  4. ^ FunimationVerified account. "Funimation on Twitter: "Harmony arrives in select theaters May 17 + 18!". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2017-06-01. 

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