The Empire of Corpses (屍者の帝国) is a 2015 Japanese psychological science fiction adventure anime film produced by Wit Studio and directed by Ryoutarou Makihara. The movie is part of a series of films based on novels written by Project Itoh. It will be followed by Genocidal Organ and Harmony. The film was released on October 2, and Egoist perform the film’s ending theme. The film was originally set for release in December, but the date was later changed to October 2. With this the release dates for Genocidal Organ and Harmony were changed to November 13 and December 4 respectively.
The story of Shisha no Teikoku takes place in 19th century Europe, and revolves around John Watson. He is scouted by the government to become a secret agent. However, Watson lives in a world where “Frankensteins”, human corpses that are re-purposed with a false soul in order to use them as laborers, are used to improve industrial development.