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Ikuta Toma tapped to star in a new movie based on a novel "No Longer Human!"
Posted 5/12/09
"Ikuta leads adaptation of Dazai's "No Longer Human"

Popular young actor Toma Ikuta (24) will star in a new movie directed by Genjiro Arato, the producer responsible for the award-winning "Zigeunerweisen" in 1980. The film is "Ningen Shikkaku," based on the Osamu Dazai novel of the same name. Also known in English as "No Longer Human," the book is generally considered to be Dazai's greatest masterpiece.

Ikuta has recently had major roles in several television series, but this role will actually be his first time appearing in a movie. Published in 1948, the semi-autobiographical "Ningen Shikkaku" was Dazai's last completed work before he successfully committed suicide. Despite selling millions of copies, the story has never been adapted to screen. However, this year is the 100th anniversary of Dazai's birth, prompting the decision to create a movie.

Filming starts in July, with a release projected for spring 2010.


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That's good news. First movie of Toma and I am looking forward to watch it. Toma is very in demand now. He's been doing one drama after another and now a movie for him.
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Posted 5/12/09
I heard this. Awesome, Toma!

This is a pretty angsty author, so the movie will probably be very dark. I remember reading about Osamu Dazai. He tried to commit suicide SO many times till he finally died.
Posted 5/12/09
wow.. looking forward to it..
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Yay i can't wait :D``
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looking forward to it...
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it's the first movie of toma..im looking forward to it
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so he will be an alien? joke...
interesting..
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Posted 5/13/09
do u know when this will be aired?
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Posted 5/13/09
I heard Ikuta say somewhere that he wished to act in a movie, so I'm really excited for him. Hope it turns out great.
Posted 5/13/09 , edited 5/13/09

mhariel030515 wrote:

do u know when this will be aired?


movie will be out spring next year.
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Posted 5/13/09
Woah, role in a movie based on Dazai's novel... that's something I've never read it though...

Can't wait!
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yay!i like him...
Posted 5/13/09
what's the story????
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Posted 5/13/09
that's good to hear ganbatte toma-kun!
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