Human Lost: Ningen Shikkaku

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Synonyms: No Longer Human
Japanese: HUMAN LOST 人間失格


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 22, 2019
Producers: Slow Curve
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Polygon Pictures
Source: Original
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, PsychologicalPsychological
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 49 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.851 (scored by 27432,743 users)
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Ranked: #92162
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Popularity: #4397
Members: 16,542
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"Mine has been a life of much shame."

Tokyo, 2036 (Showa year 111): a revolution in medical treatment has conquered death...
By means of internal nanomachines and the "S.H.E.L.L." system whose network controls them, human beings suffer no diseases, require no treatment for injuries, and are guaranteed a 120-year lifespan, free from illness. Yet this consummate social system warps the Japanese nation in a host of ways: unresolved economic disparities, ethical decadence resulting from deathlessness, grave environmental pollution, and the "Human Lost" phenomenon, in which people themselves, disconnected from the S.H.E.L.L. network, become malformed. Japan teeters wildly between two potential futures: civilization's restoration or its destruction.

Atmospheric pollution suffuses "Route 16" in the Outside—the area outside the Route 16 beltway. Youzou Oba, who lives an idle, drug-saturated life, joins Masao Horiki, a mysterious man who associates with the drag-racing gangs, on an incursion Inside—the area within the Route 7 loop where the privileged class lives—only to be embroiled in a violent struggle. When he encounters a malformed sufferer of the Human Lost phenomenon, a "Lost," Youzou's life is saved by Yoshiko Hiiragi, a girl of mysterious abilities who belongs to the anti-Lost agency H.I.L.A.M., and he discovers that he himself also possesses extraordinary powers...

Degradation and death. Life and hope. Buffeted by fate, a man tears himself apart and cries out. Rage. Sorrow. Pathos. Consumed by despair and bitter tears, Youzou Oba is himself transformed into a demon. A human lost... or a human who can find himself?

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Nov 18, 2019
GBF (All reviews)
TLDR: This is one to skip. It's both mindless and devoid of entertaining action - unsatisfying in every regard.

I was lucky enough to get in to the U.S. premiere at Anime Expo, but my expectations weren't nearly low enough for this. Miyano Mamoru tends to be attached to good projects, but this one felt like a mistake.

The movie makes use of the title of a very famous piece of Japanese literature by Osamu Dazai, "No Longer Human." Unfortunately, any relation this movie has to that book is all surface-level. The character names are mostly used (Youzou, Horiki, Takeichi, Hiiragi), but their personalities and motivations read more
Jul 17, 2020
evilunikitty (All reviews)
Despite the poor reviews if you have read the 1948 novel you realise that this is much more than a CGI anime film witha convoluted story line that makes little or no sense. It is in fact a vivid reimagining of a japanese classic, putting the plot and character in to a futuristic world. Initially I came in blind before erading the book ,And even then i could comprehend the plot. However my full amazement at this film came once i started reading the novel. Once I rewatched it I began to feel nostalgia, remembering the book and marvelling at the epic that was Human read more
Nov 6, 2019
lanadelslay (All reviews)
I seen the UK Premiere of this movie at Scotland Loves Anime, and it was also the first time I've seen an anime movie on the big screen and also the first time I've willingly watched any anime in the original Japanese with English subtitles.

This movie was very enjoyable, I'm not a professional reviewer by any means and it's not something I do very often but I do feel the need to recommend this movie.

The story is loosely (and I mean very loosely) based on the autobiographical novel "No Longer Human" by Osamu Dazai. The biggest change being that the movie takes place in a read more
Jan 31, 2020
Creissonino (All reviews)
In the beginning of Human Lost, I wasn't understanding anything from the plot. At the last minutes of the movie, I felt the same way I was in the beginning.

It has great action scenes, but most of them are tied by a super weak and dumb plot that doesn't make sense, pretentious shit. It was clearly trying (and failing) to emulate Akira and Ghost in the Shell.

The character design is nice (done by Kozaki), but that's it.

I tend to defend CG animation in Anime and I think people are prejudiced in most of the cases they are criticizing not only the animation, but read more


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