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Last Updated on: 11th April 2019, 08:08 pm
As a commemoration to Osamu Dazai’s 110th birthday, his novel No Longer Human will get an anime movie titled Human Lost (Ningen Shikaku).
>The movie announcement was revealed during the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) on 22 March 2019, along with the cast and staff members, one promotional video, and a teaser visual. The movie’s official website is available in Japanese and English. The film will be released worldwide sometime in 2019.
Mamoru Miyano has been announced to play the main character, Yozo Oba. Polygon Pictures will produce the animation with the help of director Fuminori Kizaki (Afro Samurai, Basilisk), supervisor Katsuyuki Motohiro (FLCL series, Psycho-Pass), and character designer Yusuke Kozaki.
Tokyo, 2036 (Showa year 111): a revolution in medical treatment has conquered death
Utilizing internal nanomachines and the S.H.E.L.L. system whose network controls them, human beings suffer no diseases, require no treatment for injuries, and are guaranteed a 120-year lifespan free from illness. This whole social system warps the Japanese nation in a host of ways: unresolved economic disparities, ethical decadence resulting from deathlessness, grave environmental pollution, and the ‘Human Lost’ phenomenon, in which people themselves, disconnected from the S.H.E.L.L. network, become malformed.
Japan teeters wildly between two potential futures: civilization’s restoration or its destruction.
Atmospheric pollution suffuses ‘Route 16’ in the area outside the Route 16 beltway. Youzou Oba, who lives an idle, drug-saturated life, joins Masao Horiki, a mysterious man who associates with the drag-racing gangs, on an incursion inside the area within the Route 7 loop where the privileged class lives, only to embroil in a violent struggle. When he encounters a malformed sufferer of the Human Lost phenomenon, a ‘Lost,’ Youzou’s life is saved by Yoshiko Hiiragi, a girl of mysterious abilities who belongs to the anti-Lost agency H.I.L.A.M., and he discovers that he also possesses extraordinary powers…
Degradation and death. Life and hope. Buffeted by fate, a man tears himself apart and cries out. Rage. Sorrow. Pathos. Consumed by despair and bitter tears, Youzou Oba is himself transformed into a demon.
Yozo Oba: Mamoru Miyano
Concept-Based on Osamu Dazai's "No Longer Human"
Supervisor: Katsuyuki Motohiro
Director: Fuminori Kizaki
Original Story/ Script: Tow Ubukata
Character Design: Yusuke Kozaki
Concept Artist: Kenichiro Tomiyasu
Animation Production: Polygon Pictures
Planning/ Production: MAGNET/ SlowCurve
Domestic Distribution: Toho Visual Entertainment
3 Video Trailer / Preview
Check out the teaser video and read the introduction from the website below.
Official Site: https://human-lost.jp/
Official Twitter: ＠HUMANLOST_PR