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Human Lost Anime Film Gets Manga Adaptation (Updated)

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Ryūsuke Takashiro draws manga launching on June 25

The July issue of Kodansha's Afternoon magazine revealed on Saturday that the Human Lost 3D CG anime film will get a manga adaptation that will launch in the magazine's August issue on June 25. Ryūsuke Takashiro is credited with the art, MAGNET and Slow Curve are credited with the original work, based on Osamu Dazai's No Longer Human novel. The first chapter of the manga will have a center color page.

The "new sci-fi, cyberpunk film project" is an adaptation of Dazai's novel. Funimation will screen the film in theaters in the United States this fall. The film is listed with a 2019 worldwide release. The film will screen out of competition at this year's Annecy International Animation Film Festival in June.

Funimation describes the film:

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.

Dazai's original Ningen Shikkaku novel follows a young man's deepening alienation from the rest of the world, despite his attempts to maintain a cheery facade.

Update: Added manga preview image. Source: Comic Natalie

Source: Afternoon July issue


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