Directed by Ryôtarô Makihara
Release date: Limited release in select theatres April 19th and 20th
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot:
It’s always fun to watch anime on the big screen and this month you will have the chance to do that with The Empire of Corpses. It comes from Wit Studio, the people that brought us Attack On Titan, and is being distributed by Funimation here in the U.S.
The trailer and press description is below. This looks VERY promising:
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.
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.
Source: Funimation via Indywire