Anime Expo to Screen Human Lost Film
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for Anime Expo announced on Thursday that Funimation will screen the Human Lost 3D CG anime film at the convention on July 5, with voice actor Mamoru Miyano, director Fuminori Kizaki, and marketing producer Toshiaki Obata in attendance at the screening. Kizaki and Obata will also have an autograph session.
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 will screen out of competition at this year's Annecy International Animation Film Festival on Friday.
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.
This year's Anime Expo will take place from July 4 to 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.