Based on the Project Itoh zombie steampunk novel, Project Itoh: The Empire Of Corpses
has been adapted to anime by the guys associated with Attack On Titan, Wit Studio. Ryoutarou Makihara is directing.
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.
See the teaser trailer for Project Itoh: The Empire Of Corpses in the player below:
Project Itoh: The Empire of Corpses arrives in select theaters April 19th & 20th 2016