Kana Hanazawa Joins HUMAN LOST Film as Mysterious Heroine Yoshiko Hiiragi

Fuminori Kizaki (Afro Samurai)-directed film will be released worldwide in 2019



The official website for HUMAN LOST Ningen Shikkaku, the upcoming sci-fi anime feature film inspired by

renowned Japanese novelist Osamu Dazai's 1948 novel Ningen Shikkau (No Longer Human), has posted

a new clip introducing Yoshiko Hiiragi voiced by Kana Hanazawa (Kuroneko in Oreimo, Ichika Nakano in

The Quintessential Quintuplets). As reported, Mamoru Miyano (Light Yagami in Death Note) is already cast

as the film's protagonist Yozo Oba.


According to the character introduction on the site, Yoshiko Hiiragi is a female member of "Hirame," a secret

government institution that is established to fight against "Human Lost." She also serves as a public relation

officer at the health insurance organization "S.H.E.L.L." (as shown in the clip). She believes that a hopeful

future will come under the policy of the organization. She has a mysterious power to detect and contain

the "Human Lost" phenomenon.



FUNimation's official Twitter has posted the clip with English subtitles




The film's story is set in 2036. A breakthrough in medical science has led to the creation of nanomachines,

and the S.H.E.L.L. system that controls them, which ensures humans are free from disease and injury and

extends their lifespan to 120. But this ultimate social system has warped the Japanese nation in a number

of ways, whether it be economical disparities, serious environmental pollution, or the "Human Lost" phenomenon

that malforms people disconnected from the S.H.E.L.L. network.



The film animated by Polygon Pictures (Knights of Sidonia, GODZILLA trilogy) will be released worldwide

in 2019. And its world premiere screening is scheduled to be held at the forthcoming Annecy International

Animated Film Festival in France in June.



"HUMAN LOST Ningen Shikkaku" official teaser trailer


Main staff:

  • Concept Based on Osamu Dazai's "No Longer Human" 
  • Supervisor: Katsuyuki Motohiro 
  • Director: Fuminori Kizaki 
  • Screenplay: Tow Ubukata 
  • Character Design: Yusuke Kozaki 
  • Concept Artist: Kenichiro Tomiyasu 
  • Animation Production: POLYGON PICTURES 
  • Planning by: MAGNET / SlowCurve 
  • Domestic Distribution: TOHO VISUAL ENTERTAINMENT



Source: "HUMAN LOST Ningen Shikkaku" official website / Twitter, FUNimation Twitter


©2019 HUMAN LOST Project


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