Last week brought with it the reveal of North American theatrical dates for the HUMAN LOST anime film, which has director Fuminori Kizaki and POLYGON PICTURES taking on a story inspired by Osamu Dazai’s 1948 novel Ningen Shikkau (No Longer Human). English subtitled screenings are set for October 22, followed by the dubbed version on October 23, and you can see a sample of the latter in the new English trailer below.
The film’s story is set in 2036. A breakthrough in medical science has led to the creation of nanomachines, and the S.H.E.L.L. system that controls them, which ensures humans are free from disease and injury and extends their lifespan to 120. But this ultimate social system has warped the Japanese nation in a number of ways, whether it be economical disparities, serious environmental pollution, or the “Human Lost” phenomenon that malforms people disconnected from the S.H.E.L.L. network.
- Concept Based on Osamu Dazai’s “No Longer Human”
- Supervisor: Katsuyuki Motohiro
- Director: Fuminori Kizaki
- Screenplay: Tow Ubukata
- Character Design: Yusuke Kozaki
- Concept Artist: Kenichiro Tomiyasu
- Animation Production: POLYGON PICTURES
- Planning by: MAGNET / SlowCurve
- Domestic Distribution: TOHO VISUAL ENTERTAINMENT