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Ningen Shikkaku

Ningen Shikkaku

Alternative Titles

English: No Longer Human
Japanese: 人間失格

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 12
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 6, 2009 to Apr 21, 2011
Authors: Furuya, Usamaru (Story & Art), Dazai, Osamu (Story)
Serialization: Comic Bunch

Statistics

Score: 8.301 (scored by 1078 users)
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Ranked: #3312
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Popularity: #1229
Members: 5,023
Favorites: 178
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Volumes: /3
Chapters: /12

Synopsis

Ooba Youzou is a troubled soul incapable of revealing his true self to others. A weak constitution and the lingering trauma from some abuse administered by a relative forces him to uphold a facade of hollow jocularity since high school.

(Source: MU)

Background

Ningen Shikkaku is an adaptation of Dazai Osamu's novel of the same title, originally published in 1948.

The series was published in English as No Longer Human by Vertical from October 25, 2011 to February 28, 2012.

Characters

Ooba, Youzou
Ooba, Youzou
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Kiddlaw92
Apr 3, 2013
There are very few manga which leave me speechless fortunately No Longer Human ranks as one of those and as my favourite manga. There have been cases for example Berserk, Gantz and 20th Century Boys but even they pale in comparison to the genius of Osamu Dazai.

It describes the tale of a nilhistic man who finds it difficult to show himself to others thus puts on a facade. It is a story about his life and how is gets to where he is and what occurs on the way.

Based on Ozamu Dazai's famous novel, it hits home and makes you empathise with a sex crazed read more
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TuesdaysDusk
May 19, 2013
No Longer Human is a tale of despair. It is not heartwarming. There is not a happy ending. It is about the slow descent of a man who breaks and falls. Usamara Furuya updates Osamu Dazai’s novel for modern audiences and does an excellent job in the process. In the afterword of the final volume, Furuya claims that he was not able to truly capture the despair of the original, but I feel as though he has, at the very least, come quite close.

The art is fairly typical for a manga of this sort, though I feel as though Furuya’s talents shine the best as read more
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Pixeldrum
May 12, 2016
*NOTE: this is only a review for the manga, not the novel or anything else

While I do admit, this manga is not that bad, but the fact that it attempts to be so "edgy," and so dark on purpose boggles my mind and made me think twice about giving a better score than this. I am not going to go to much depth, but the protagonist pretty much ends up in one of the worst situations possible, and that is a huge turn off for me. Why do that? Really? I am not going to spoil the ending either, but it is such a forced read more
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