Project Itoh’s: The Empire Of Corpses
In an attempt to revive his dearly departed friend, young medical student John Watson becomes obsessed with replicating the work of Dr. Victor Frankenstein—the legendary corpse engineer whose research produced the only re-animated corpse to possess a soul. But when his illegal experiments put him at odds with the British government, Watson is drafted into a worldwide race to find the lost research notes of Victor Frankenstein before the secrets of the human soul fall into the wrong hands.
From the studio that produced Attack on Titan comes a captivating historical action thriller based on a Phillip K. Dick Award winning novel by Project Itoh. In an alternate version of 19th century London, the world has been revolutionized by “corpse reanimation technology” creating armies of undead who serve the living as laborers across the globe.
Releasing this Tuesday on DVD and Blu-Ray, The Empire Of Corpses is a must add to your anime collection. We got the chance to view it when it came out in theaters. We summarized the film as “Victorian era London, steampunk, beloved literary characters and mix in some undead and you have yourself a recipe for a great film that ends up leaving you wanting a lot more.” The film also comes with an excellent voice cast line up from Funimation. The voice cast includes Micah Solusod as Nikolai, Todd Haberkorn, Jason Liebrecht, and J. Michael Tatum.
This film is the first in a series of 3 films that are part of Project Itoh. Funimation Films has released The Empire Of Corpses and Harmony. The third film does not yet have a release date. If you have not checked out Harmony, be sure to check out our review.
Be sure to check out our full review of The Empire Of Corpses which is the steam punk zombie anime mashup you have all been waiting for. Also don’t forget to go to Amazon.com and pickup your copy today.