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Harmony directed by Takashi Nakamura and Michael Arias


2015 120m 16:9

a STUDIO4°C film directed by Takashi Nakamura and Michael Arias voices by Miyuki Sawashiro / Reina Ueda / Aya Suzaki screenplay by Kōji Yamamoto based on the novel by Project Itoh animation supervisor and character design Takahiro Tanaka character concept redjuice technical director and computer graphics supervisor Yusuke Hirota music by Yoshihiro Ike

copyright © Project Itoh

Selected Awards and Honors

  • 2015 Festival International du Film Fantastique Gerardmer—Official Selection
  • 2015 Future Film Festival—Platinum Grand Prize nomination
  • 2015 Animafest Zagreb—Best Feature Film nomination
  • 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival—Best Animated Feature Film nomination

The film is equal parts action, philosophy, hard SF and the cry of repressed emotions, and yes it does often cause discomfort in a way horror fans will appreciate. It is a grown-up pleasure, a high-tech globe-trotting conspiracy thriller of the kind we could do with more of from anime.

— Hugh David, All The Anime

…the vibrant sci-fi epic looks magnificent on the big screen and when you combine the striking visuals with Itō’s enthralling futuristic novel the result is an animated film that should be seen by anyone who love science fiction.

— Joseph Friar, Victoria Advocate

...a profoundly unsettling but intriguing film that’s has more in common with big-budget Hollywood sci-fi films than with American animated features.

— Charles Solomon, Animation Scoop

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