Hanabee Acquires Humanity Has Declined

posted on by Jon Hayward
On the sixth day of Christmas Hanabee has announced the February release of Humanity Has Declined;

Hanabee made the sixth announcement via Facebook, they will be releasing Humanity Has Declined as a complete collection on DVD with Japanese audio and English subtitles on the 4th of February 2015.

You can view Hanabee's press-release for Humanity Has Declined here and pre-order the title on

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© 2012 Romeo Tanaka, Shogakukan / Fairy Company

Humanity Has Declined

Several centuries after a earth shattering event, the human civilization is a fraction of the size it used to be and the most prosperous species on earth are now Fairies, 10-centimeter-tall creatures with remarkable intelligence and a love for sweets. The heroine of the story is a arbitrator between humans and fairies across the earth due to her remarkable sweet making skills and the heroine thinks that her new found responsibility would be easy. Unfortunately for her the fairies are more than a handful due to their advanced technology and need of constant amusement.

Humanity Has Declined (Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita) is based on Romeo Tanaka's 2007 light novel series of the same name. The series had illustrations from Tōru Yamasaki until Yamasaki was replaced by Sunaho Tobe in 2001. The series 9 volume run has been published under Shogakukan's Gagaga Bunko imprint. Humanity Has Declined inspired two manga adaptations and two spin-offs, the most recent being Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita: Yōsei, Shimasu ka? illustrated by Terae Kichijō for Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive.

Humanity Has Declined ran for 12 episodes from July 2012 and was directed by Seiji Kishi (Angel Beats!, Persona 4 The Animation) at studio AIC A.S.T.A (Heaven's Lost Property, Persona 4 The Animation). Kyuuta Sakai (Steins;Gate, When They Cry - Higurashi) served as character designer and chief animation director. Makoto Uezu (Katanagatari, School Days) was in charge of the series scripts.

Sentai Filmworks licensed the series back in 2012 and has since released the series as a complete collection on DVD and Blu-ray. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan.

Hanabee's release of Humanity Has Declined will hit shelves on the 4th of February 2015 on DVD with Japanese audio and English subtitles. The release is presumed to include all 12 original episodes and the six additional mini episodes making up the 13th episode.

You can view a fraction of the chaos in Humanity Has Declined below;

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