In addition to their TV line-up
, noitaminA also announced a new Project Itoh
movie project and the previously announced Psycho-Pass movie
This movie project will be based off the work of the late Japanese sci-fi novelist, Project Itoh (real name: Satoshi Itou). On March 20, 2009, he passed away after suffering from cancer at 34 years old.
The official website specifically mentions two of Project Itoh's novels, Gyakusatsu Kikan
) and Harmony
, but does not specify if both will be adapted. Gyakusatsu Kikan
is Itoh's debut novel. It received first place in both the Local Best SF 2007 and Local Zero Era SF Best awards. Conversely, Harmony
was his final novel. It received the Best Japanese Novel of the Year award at the 40th Sei-un Awards, was the winner of the 30th Nihon SF Taishou Award, and received first place for Best SF of 2009 award.
The war on terror exploded, literally, the day Sarajevo was destroyed by a homemade nuclear device. The leading democracies transformed into total surveillance states, and the developing world has drowned under 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. (Source: Viz Media)
In the future, Utopia has finally been achieved thanks to medical nanotechnology and a powerful ethic of social welfare and mutual consideration. This perfect world isn't that perfect though, and three young girls stand up to totalitarian kindness and super-medicine by attempting suicide via starvation. It doesn't work, but one of the girls—Tuan Kirie—grows up to be a member of the World Health Organization. As a crisis threatens the harmony of the new world, Tuan rediscovers another member of her suicide pact, and together they must help save the planet...from itself. (Source: Viz Media)
Official site: http://project-itoh.com/
The theatrical release was announced for January, along with a key visual
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