Osamu Dazai’s Masterpiece No Longer Human Receives A Bold New Birth As HUMAN LOST
Anime Feature Film Coming Fall 2019
Source: Funimation Films press release
Special Thanks to Scott Barretto
Today at a special Funimation C2E2 announcement panel, Japanese guests Fuminori Kizaki (director of AFRO SAMURAI), Toshiaki Obata (marketing producer of PSYCHO-PASS) and Shuzo John Shiota (President of Polygon Pictures) revealed plans for their new sci-fi feature film HUMAN LOST Osamu Dazai’s No Longer Human, a masterpiece of Japanese literature, is re-imagined in this new film that will take audiences on a hyper-kinetic deep dive into human consciousness and emotion.
HUMAN LOST will be distributed in the U.S. by Funimation Films in select theaters this fall.
From the chief director of PSYCHO-PASS, director of AFRO SAMURAI, and the studio that brought you GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE MONSTERS.
The year is 2036. A revolution in medical treatment has conquered death by means of internal nanomachines and the “Shell System”, yet only the richest can afford to partake.
Yozo Oba isn’t the richest. Troubled by strange dreams, he flippantly joins his friend’s biker gang on an ill-fated incursion to “The Inside”, where society’s elite lives. This instigates a journey of terrifying discovery that will change Yozo’s life forever.
Executive Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro
Director: Fuminori Kizaki
Screenplay: Tow Ubukata
Character Designer: Yusuke Kozaki
Concept Artist: Kenichiro Tomiyasu
Production Company: POLYGON PICTURES
WHEN: U.S. theatrical release Fall 2019
WHERE: Select U.S. theaters. To be announced.
About Funimation Films
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