Toho Animation began streaming a clip on Friday for the Human Lost 3D CG anime film. The video highlights Yozo Oba, the film’s protagonist, played by Mamoru Miyano.
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 SlowCurve 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.