Human Lost Anime Film's Clip Reveals Takahiro Sakurai as Cast Member (Updated)
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The official website for the Human Lost 3D CG anime film began streaming a new clip from the film on Friday. The clip reveals that Takahiro Sakurai will play Masao Horiki, a mysterious man who spreads rumors about drugs in Ichi Roku. Funimation is also streaming the video with English subtitles.
The film stars:
Kana Hanazawa as Yoshiko Hiiragi, a member of Hirame, a secret government organization dedicated to fighting the "Human Lost" mutation phenomenon. Yoshiko holds a mysterious power to detect and contain the mutation.
Jun Fukuyama as Takeichi, the leader of a reckless group living in the poverty-stricken area of "Ichi Roku" (One Six). He is also the sole friend of protagonist Yozo Oba.
Miyuki Sawashiro as Madam, the owner of the bar Melos where Yozo is a freeloader
Haruka Chisuga as Tsuneko, who works as a hostess at Madam's bar
Kenichirō Matsuda as Shibuta, the leader of Hirame
Rikiya Koyama as Atsugi, Hirame's executive commanding officer and also Yoshiko's foster father
The "new sci-fi, cyberpunk film project" is an adaptation of Osamu Dazai's No Longer Human 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.
Katsuyuki Motohiro (FLCL Alternative, Psycho-Pass) is serving as executive director. Fuminori Kizaki (Afro Samurai) is directing the film at Polygon Pictures. Tow Ubukata (Fafner, Psycho-Pass 2) is writing the scripts. Yūsuke Kozaki (BBK/BRNK, Intrigue in the Bakumatsu - Irohanihoheto) is designing the characters, and Kenichiro Tomiyasu (Resident Evil: Damnation) is in charge of concept art. MAGNET and Slow Curve are credited with planning, and TOHO Visual Entertainment is distributing the film in Japan.
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: Replaced video with Funimation's subtitled version.
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