Earlier today, Variety magazine reported that new production company Majestic Limited had reached a deal with Kodansha to produce a feature film adaptation of Boichi’s Origin manga.
Majestic Limited was founded by American film director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars, the New Mutants), executive producer Danny Chan (Barbarian, Freelance) and producer Darius Shahmir (Midnight Special).
The Origin manga series is written and illustrated by Dr. Stone and Sun-Ken author Rock Boichi. It was serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Young Magazine from September 5, 2016 until February 9, 2019. A total of 10 tankoubon volumes have been released as of June 2019.
© Boichi, Kodansha
The manga was awarded the Grand Prize of the Manga category at the 22nd Japan Media Arts Festival in 2019.
Kodansha USA licensed Origin in Anime NYC 2022 for a fall 2023 release. It released the series in English on November 21, 2023, the summary description is:
Tokyo, 2048. Japan is now connected to the entire northern hemisphere by the Eurasian Railway, along with all sorts of other crimes and vices. into the megalopolis at its eastern terminus. However, little do people know that inhuman creatures live among us—robots with advanced artificial intelligence that will kill to survive. Only a “man” can stop them—their prototype: ORIGIN.