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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: 8.251 (scored by 1822 users)
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Ranked: #4332
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Popularity: #926
Members: 8,657
Favorites: 270
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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.

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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.

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Apr 3, 2013
Kiddlaw92 (All reviews)
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
May 19, 2013
TuesdaysDusk (All reviews)
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
Oct 12, 2017
discountdaddy (All reviews)
I did not enjoy "No Longer Human". Why am I giving it a 10? I didn't find a flaw for it. It was perfect. The reason as to why I disliked it is because I have a pretty faint heart. This series is amazing. But I didn't enjoy it at all. I recommend it, but not for the faint of heart.

The story had a lot of depth to it, every single aspect of it was great. The story of a sociopath is always one that has fascinated me; this manga nailed it.

The art is amazing as well, the shading and the linework is really well read more
May 9, 2018
Matthew_S (All reviews)
No Longer Human is a manga adaptation and modernisation of Osamu Dazai’s novel of the same name, following Yozo Oba, a young man who is terrified of other human beings and feels himself alienated from them. I see no problems in adapting the story to a modern setting, as alienation and fear and mistrust of other people exist in any time period. A story with these themes can be told well no matter when or where it is set, as it’s something everyone has likely experienced; but I find Furuya’s manga adaptation to fall short of Dazai’s classic novel in depicting that state of mind. read more

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