Manga Artist Junji Ito to Adapt "No Longer Human"

Upcoming manga will be the fourth adaptation of the Osamu Dazai classic.

Manga artist Junji Ito (Uzumaki, The Enigma of Amigara Fault) is known for his dire, strange, and body-horror-filled works. Now, he's going to become the latest artist to take a crack at the Osamu Dazai work No Longer Human.



Titled Ningen Shikkaku (lit. "Disqualified from Being Human") in Japanese, Dazai's final work is the second-best-selling novel in Japan, depicting a man's slow spiral downward into mental illness via sex, drinking, and abuse. It has served as a partial inspiration for both Aoi Bungaku and Bungou Stray Dogs, and was adapted into the film Fallen Angel in 2009. It was believed by many to be Dazai's will, as he committed suicide shortly after.

 

Previous manga adaptations have been penned by Usamaru Furuya, Yasunori Ninose (a tentacle-heavy version called Ningen Shikkaku Kai), and Gakken's Manga de Dokuha staff. Ito's will make four.

 

The new No Longer Human will begin running in Big Comic Original starting May 2, 2017.

 

Source: Manga Mag Japon

 

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