Ningen Shikkaku: Director's Cut-ban

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Synonyms: Aoi Bungaku Movie, No Longer Human Movie Recap
Japanese: 人間失格 ディレクターズカット版


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 12, 2009
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Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Novel
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, PsychologicalPsychological
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 29 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


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A theatrical film version of Madhouse's Aoi Bungaku Series anime. The film will re-edit the four episodes based on Osamu Dazai's No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku) novel, which have character designs inspired by manga artist and novel illustrator Takeshi Obata. This "director's cut" will include new "navigation" footage which is being created specifically for the film with narrator Masato Sakai.


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Obata, Takeshi
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Dazai, Osamu
Original Creator
Shino, Masanori
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Dec 6, 2020
This film is just the first arc from Aoi Bungaku, comprising the events of the book "No Longer Human", compiled into movie form. In this form, it won the Platinum Grand Prize at an Italian film festival. From what I have seen it seems like there is almost no sign of any difference between the series version and movie version except the ED being spliced out for obvious reasons, so you could just watch the first arc and rate this instead. As for my own opinion, this arc was fantastic. If there's any part of Aoi Bungaku you watch, make it this one.

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