Human Lost Anime Film to be Released Worldwide in 2019

28.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

It was announced at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo that Japanese novelist Osamu Dazai’s 1948 novel Ningen Shikkaku (No Longer Human) is getting an anime adaptation entitled Human Lost.

 

Several of the film’s staff appeared at the event to talk about the adaptation including director Fuminori Kizaki (Afro Samurai), Shuzou Shiota of Polygon Pictures, and Toshiki Obata of slowcurve.

The 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.

Below are statements made by the staff members who attended the event in Chicago.

 

Fuminori Kizaki (Director): “I’ve devoted most of the past 3-4 years on this film. Though much trial and error was carried out, though the film is a piece of sci-fi action entertainment worth seeing, it still has the elements of a ‘human drama’ that flow in the original work Ningen Shikkaku, like human frailness. I want people to look forward to those things.”

 

Shuzou Shiota (Polygon Pictures): “We put in a lot of work to create Polygon Pictures’s first original feature-length animated film. The visuals have evolved a stepped further from the masterpieces of film up to now. I feel confident about the results, so I hope people look forward to seeing it.”

 

Toshiki Obata (Producer): “I wanted to give the world once again the kind of Japanese sci-fi movie that spreads across the globe like KIRA or Ghost in the Shell. That’s I started this project back in 2015. We thought it could be interesting to use the material in Osamu Dazai’s Ningen Shikkaku to make it into sci-fi action. We did so daringly, and have polished and refined it without rest.

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    Synopsis

    The story is centred on two individuals who, at the start of their relationship had never really spoken about anything in particular… initially. “Me,” the male protagonist in the film, comes across a diary in a hospital waiting room and discovers it belongs to his classmate Sakura Yamauchi. He learns in the diary that she has a pancreatic illness.

    Sakura is a very popular girl in Me’s class, and he never thought she would be suffering from such a fatal illness. She had kept it a secret, with only the people in her family knowing about it. And so begins a bittersweet love story between the plain and simple Me and Sakura, his complete opposite who is the popular one of the class.

    Cast 

    There are different cast members in Let Me Eat Your Pancreas for playing both the present and past selves of the characters.

     

    The characters of the past, 12 years ago, are played by the following: Minami Hamabe as Sakura Yamauchi, Takumi Kitamura as Me/Haruki Shiga, Karen Otomo as Kyoko, and Yuma Yamoto as Gamu-kun.

     

    This film marked the first time Minami and Takumi had starred in film together, and it was a huge success amongst viewers who shed tears at the relationship between the ill-stricken girl, and the boy who found her diary that details her experiences of living with said illness.

     

    Playing the characters of the present is: Shun Oguri as Haruki Shiga, Keiko Kitagawa as Kyoko, and Yusuke Kamiji as Gamu-kun. Comments from viewers who have watched the film often pointed towards how Shun and Yusuke gave authentic performances of Haruki and Gamu-kun grown-up together, and how they Keiko Kitagawa’s dress was spot on. I was drawn in by how they all knew each other at school.

    My Favourite Part

    The highlight of the film for me which I want to point out to everyone is Minami Hamabe’s portrayal of Sakura Yamauchi. She purposely puts energy into her performance, and that really left an impression on me. The world of the movie and the real world are two completely different things. Of course, this character doesn’t really exist, but when I watched the performance I felt I understood her. There was a real affinity there. As the story progresses, so too does the illness grow more serious, so what I want is for people to pay attention to her facial expressions, her demeanour, and such, as that happens.

     

    Wrapping Up

    I first watched this film when I was a 3rd year high school student. Since the film is set in the same school year, the story had an even greater impact on me. I was able to learn the bittersweet-ness of romance as well as the preciousness of life. To this day, I think it remains my favourite film.

     

    I was captured by the array of emotions that Minami Hamabe portrays in particular. There are a lot of parts that I can relate to from being a student to becoming an adult. It’s a very easy story to get behind, so if you’re reading this, I’d love it if you checked it out.

     

    Minami Hamabe and Takumi Kitamura are also starring in the film Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare which is showing now too. I want to go and see it for myself to see how they have both grown.

     

    Haruna Tamura

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  • My Film Recommendation | 5 Nostalgic Japanese Movies

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    Our Little Sister

    ©2015 吉田秋生・小学館/フジテレビジョン 小学館 東宝 ギャガ

     

    ・Film Summary
    The film follows three sisters: Sachi, Yoshino, and Chika who all live in the house of their grandparents in Kamakura where they all grew up together. One day, they receive news of the death of their father. At his funeral, they meet their 14-year-old half-sister Suzu for the first time, whose mother is already dead. She had been living with their father and her stepmom after he remarried. When the eldest daughter Sachi looks at Suzu as the sisters are saying goodbye to her, she invites Suzu to go and live with them in Asakusa. Suzu agrees to go, and thus begins the sisters’ journey together to deepen their relationship with Suzu. Its a very ‘Japanese’ film in many ways, and has a nostalgic Asakusa feel to it from the scenery and how people interact with one another.

     

    ・Why I Chose This Film
    The story really gripped my heart. It’s heartwarming, sad, and has a kind of nostalgia I can’t quite put my finger on which makes me want to go back home. I love Asakusa, the setting of the movie, and go there every year to have fun with my family. We’re also four siblings, brothers and sisters, so this film felt more relatable to me as I watched it. If you’re someone who feels like they want to return to their hometown, or see someone you treasure, or want to feel something Japanese, then I recommend giving this film a go!

     

    My Neighbor Totoro


    ・Film Summary
    In the early summer, Satsuki and her younger sister Mei move into the countryside with their father to be closer to their mother who is hospitalised. They meet a mysterious creature who Mei gives the name “Totoro,” a being which cannot be seen by adults. Satsuki and Mei get whisked into a fantastical world as we see them grow.

     

    ・Why I Chose This Film
    I’ve loved it since I was a kid. It’s one of Ghibli’s films I’ve always watched. The film is set to be set in 1952 during the Showa Period. I was born in the Heisei Period so I wasn’t even born yet when the film was released. Even so, this is a film that continues to receive love, so much so that it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that it’s known to all in Japan, and all have seen it. I believe there are still lots of kids who are watching Totoro even now. This film is an emotion that continues to live in our hearts as a memory, one that’s like a dream we had when we were young. I want the people of the world to watch this regardless of their age or gender!

     

    Always: Sunset on Third Street

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    Mutsuko Hoshino arrives in Tokyo from Aomori Prefecture to begin her employment at the auto repair shop Suzuki Auto. Captivated by the prospect of living and working in the sparkling city of Tokyo, Mutsuku is disappointed to find that Suzuki Auto is actually a rundown shop in Tokyo’s lower districts. Despite this, she goes into her job with will-power and positivity, and finds herself becoming a member of the Suzuki family. There is also the struggling writer Ryunosuke Chagawa, who accepts the custody of Junnosuke from Hiromi. Junnosuke is the orphaned offspring of the previous tenant of the building where Hiromi opens a bar. All of the cast members convey love, courage, and warmth in this story about being human.

     

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    This is my favourite of Japan’s love stories. It makes you feel that pure, butterfly stomach kind of youthful love. The music and the backgrounds in the film serve to add another layer to their relationship too. The film makes you want to cheer the two of them on from the shadows as they come to face complicated emotions they have never felt before. Everyone should check this out, regardless of age or gender, if they’re wanting a heart-throb story or feel like returning to their youthful days!

     

    Korede iinoda! Eiga Akatsuka Fujio

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    This film covers the life of manga artist Fujio Akatsuka—known for such popular series as Tensai Bakabon—and his 35 year relationship with his editor Toshiki Takei. You get to learn about the unique life of the manga artist, who has been called a genius.

     

    ・Why I Chose This Film
    This comedy film is set in the 1970s and shows how the popular weekly manga magazine Weekly Shonen Sunday came about, a magazine which it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to call the start of Japanese manga. Of course, if you love Japanese manga, you should watch this, but I want all of the people of the world who are interested in the history of Japanese anime to see it!

     

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  • ‘Human Lost’ Cast and Staff Discuss How They Reconstructed Osamu Daizai’s Novel at Premiere Event

    02.December.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    The highly-anticipated animated film Human Lost finally hit Japanese cinemas on November 29. Several of the staff and cast appeared at the film’s premiere event held in Tokyo, including Mamoru Miyano (Yozo Oba), Fuminori Kizaki (director), and Tow Ubukata (screenwriter). They discussed how they reconstructed Japanese novelist Osamu Dazai’s 1948 novel Ningen Shikkaku which the film is based on.

    Miyano, who was clad in an all-black suit, began the talk, saying: “I’m very glad that we can celebrate the first day of release here in Japan.” Kizaki and Ubukata followed with their greetings.

     

    Human Lost is a retelling of Osamu Dazai’s dark hero action and sci-fi novel. When it comes to adaptations, people already expect there to be major changes carried out from the original. But the film’s director Kizaki had something to say about that. “We made sure not to stray away from the original work laid down by Dazai.”

     

    Ubukata followed this up: “Those of you who have read the original may think completely differently, but we kept in mind not to ruin the relationships between [the character] Yozo Oba and the people around him when making the film.” Miyano said: “I was taken aback when I heard about the plans for the film, like, whose idea was it to make this a hero story?” Ubukata laughed and followed with: “I really thought it was crazy when I first heard about it.”

     

    Kizaki also said: “It’s such an immense piece of literature, so it was easy to construct Oba’s personality.”

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    He also commented on the animation industry, saying that he felt this film “has widened the possibilities of animation.” He continues: “I too poured my spirit into my role so that viewers will feel many things.”

     

     Human Lost animated film is based on Japanese novelist Osamu Dazai’s 1948 novel Ningen Shikkaku (No Longer Human). It was directed by Fuminori Kizaki (Afro Samurai) at Polygon Pictures with Yūsuke Kozaki (Speed GrapherBubuki Buranki) acting as supervisor and Tow Ubukata (Ghost in the Shell: ArisePsycho-Pass 2) as screenwriter.

     

    Human Lost‘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.

     

    ©2019 HUMAN LOST Project

  • Human Lost: Hear Original Audio Dramas From the Characters of the Upcoming Anime Film

    26.November.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    Human Lost is right around the corner, with a release date in Japan of November 29, 2019. The animated film is based on Japanese novelist Osamu Dazai’s 1948 novel Ningen Shikkaku (No Longer Human). It is being directed by Fuminori Kizaki (Afro Samurai) directing the film with Yūsuke Kozaki (Speed GrapherBubuki Buranki) acting as supervisor and Tow Ubukata (Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Psycho-Pass 2) storyboarding.

    At Japanese theatres, three postcards will be handed out over the course of three weeks respectively. Each one has a QR code on it which when scanned gives you access to audio dramas for three of the characters. This offers more insight into the story which won’t be covered in the film. Also, on December 5, you can delve deeper into the film with a special experience at Shinjuku LOFT Plus One, so don’t miss out. Full details on everything below.

     

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  • Human Lost Anime Film’s New PV Shows What Japan Would Be Like in Showa Period’s 111th Year

    19.November.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    A new trailer has dropped for the upcoming animated film Human Lost which is set for release on November 29.

    The trailer shines more lights on the film’s story and setting, including showing what Japan would be like if it were still in the Showa Period, specifically the 111th year.

     

    Fuminori Kizaki is directing the film, and so additionally, to promote the film, the director’s cut of the Afro Samurai film and Bayonetta Bloody Fate filmーboth of which he directed and storyboardedーas well as the TV anime series Speed Grapher, which featured character designs by Yūsuke Kozaki who is also working on Human Lost, will be made available to watch for free for a limited time on Yahoo’s streaming service GYAO!.

     

    Human Lost‘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 is being directed by Fuminori Kizaki and Katsuyuki Motohiro at Polygon Pictures with screenwriting from Tow Ubukata.

     

    ©2019 HUMAN LOST Project

  • Human Lost Anime Film Announces Tie-Up With Locations Across Tokyo & More

    09.November.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE / SPOT

    The upcoming animated film Human Lost, to be released on November 29, is set to tie-up with various locations across Tokyo, including Shinjuku Golden Gai, the Rinkai Line, Shibuya Niku Yokocho, and the manga cafe Manboo, as well as establishments like the Japan Library Association.

    Shinjuku Golden Gai is the first area to be hit by the tie-up and it will run until December 8. Multiple bars and eateries around this famous area of Shinjuku will sell “Human Lost Highballs,” and if you say the film’s Japanese title “Ningen Shikkaku!” at the entrance to certain places you’ll receive a free Shinjuku Golden Gai x Human Lost coaster.

    The Rinkai Lineーone of Tokyo’s railway lines which connects the city centre to Aomi and Odaibaーis holding a Twitter campaign. If you take a train along the like to Tokyo Teleport, you’ll find a life-sized sticker of the characters at the station. Take a picture with it and post it on Twitter with the Japanese hashtag #ヒューマンロスト目撃情報 (“Human Lost Eyewitness Info”) for a chance to win an exclusive signed press sheet which won’t be available for general sale, another press sheet, tickets to see the movie in Japan, and a movie poster. This campaign is running until December 15.

    Niku Yokocho, or “Meat Alley,” is an indoor bazaar in Shibuya of delicious meat eateries. It’s now holding an Instagram campaign which began today and will run until December 8. Take a picture of yourself inside Niku Yokocho and post on Instagram after tagging @shibuya.nikuyokocho and including the Japanese hashtags #渋谷肉横丁 (“Shibuya Niku Yokocho”) and #ヒューマンロスト肉祭り (“Human Lost Meat Festival”) for a chance to win an exclusive signed press sheet which won’t be available for general sale, another press sheet, a movie poster, and more.

     

    The Japan Library Association has created a poster in collaboration with the film which is being handed out at public libraries across Japan until December 15. And at Jiyu Kukan, an internet cafe chain in Japan, you need to fill out a form on their website for a chance to win that signed press sheet, movie tickets and more. Finally, if you head to the manga cafe Manboo and access the campaign banner from one of the PCs at the cafe, you can choose a present to sign up to win.

     

    Human Lost‘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.

     

    ©2019 HUMAN LOST Project

  • HUMAN LOST Anime Film New Key Visual Unveiled at Talk Event

    06.November.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    The animated film Human Lost was screened at the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival on November 2. Kana Hanazawa, who voices Yoshiko Hiiragi, as well as the film’s director Fuminori Kizaki and writer Tow Ubukata made an appearance at the red carpet opening the day before where they shed some light on the making of the film as well as unveiled a new key visual.

     

    Human Lost is an adaptation of Japanese novelist Osamu Dazai’s 1948 novel Ningen Shikkaku (No Longer Human). The 3DCG film was animated at Polygon Pictures. Its 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.

    This was the staff’s first public appearance in Japan, the first having taken place in North America where the film premiered on October 22, 2019. Kana Hanazawa, who studied Japanese Language and Literature at university, explained how she was already a fan of the original work: “I was so happy to be involved at this point in time. I couldn’t imagine how [the film] would turn out. I was so excited to see how it would be done.”

     

    Fuminori Kizaki also commented: “I thought it was interesting and was captivated by the idea of combining classical literature with sci-fi.” He continued, “I thought to myself I mustn’t be a difficult person to get along with, but when I heard [Tow] Ubukata was on board, I thought something might happen,” ending with a chuckle.

     

    Ubukata responded with a smirk, saying, “He was such hard work I can’t bring myself to remember.” He went on to highlight two points with regards to conceiving the story: “First of all, we went down the sci-fi route because of the title, Human Lost. This is a world where all of humanity are no longer human. Secondly, by having a world without death, we have a story that in turn highlights the notion of death.”

     

    Human Lost is a complete reconstruction of Daizai’s Ningen Shikkaku (No Longer Human), and there is so much so be taken from that title alone. The three of them were asked what stands out most to them in the film. Hanazawa said, “The fear of old people.” Kizaki said, “In terms of perspectives, the parts that about Japan that are ‘bizarre’ to foreigners.” Ubukata said, “The bike scene which is an homage to AKIRA.”

    At the end of the talk, the above-pictured new key visual was showcased on the screen.

     

    ©2019 HUMAN LOST Project

  • m-flo & J Balvin’s ‘HUMAN LOST’ Animated Music Video Receives International Praise

    17.October.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE / MUSIC

    Last week, an animated music video was released for the main theme song of the upcoming original anime film Human Lost. The song was written by m-flo and features vocals from Colombian Grammy Award-winning artist J Balvin.

    It has since amassed over 200k views on YouTube, and has garnered worldwide attention, with fans praising the triple, no-borders collaboration between m-flo, J Balvin and the animated film.

    The music video ranked at No. 2 on the iTunes Store, while the song made it into various Spotify playlists around the world, including New Music Friday in Asia, New Music Friday Latin in Latin America, and Tokyo Super Hits in Japan. The video has also made it onto TV in Columbia, which is the home country of J Balvin and m-flo’s own LISA. Rolling Stone described Balvin as having “made a name for himself by transcending borders, both of the national and musical variety.”

     

    The music video was animated by internationally-acclaimed and award-winning animators Polygon Pictures, Inc and OLM Digital. The character design work for J. Balvin’s animated character was created by Yūsuke Kozaki.

     

    Scenes of m-flo and J.Balvin are woven together with highlight scenes from the anime film Human Lost. The original animated feature film will be released in Japan on November 29, 2019. The film will be screened in the US ahead of the Japanese release on October 22 and 23 with the subtitled version rolling out on October 22 and the dubbed version on October 23.  which will hit US theatres on October 22, 2019.

    J Balvin is one of the world’s top artists with over 50 million monthly listeners on Spotify and more than 30 million Instagram followers. He has also performed with other global superstars including Beyoncé, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. The song was released simultaneously worldwide on October 11.

     

    ©2019 HUMAN LOST Project

  • m-flo Drops Human Lost feat. J. Balvin Animated Music Video

    08.October.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE / MUSIC

    m-flo has just dropped a brand new music video featuring Grammy Award-winning artist J.Balvin. The music video for m-flo’s dynamic collaboration song HUMAN LOST feat. J. Balvin will be unveiled to the public on October 11 at 12am. It is expected to follow in the footsteps of its globally inspiring creators to become a worldwide sensation.

    HUMAN LOST feat. J. Balvin/m-flo Music Video (Viewable from October 11 at 12am)

    The entire music video was animated by world famous award-winning animators Polygon Pictures, Inc and OLM Digital. The outstanding character design work for J. Balvin’s animated character was created by Yūsuke Kozaki. 

     

    Scenes of m-flo and J.Balvin have been woven together with highlight scenes from the acclaimed anime film Human Lost, which was released in Japan in July and will be released in Europe and the US in 2020 and features famous voice actor Mamoru Miyano. This video is packed with intense scenes that will make your heart thud. 

    The song is a collaboration between the hit anime film Human Lost and the no.1 Latin urban music superstar J. Balvin. He is one of the world’s top artists with over 50 million monthly listeners on Spotify and more than 30 million Instagram followers. He has also performed with other global superstars including Beyoncé, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. Along with the release of the video, the song will also be released worldwide simultaneously and is expected to become a sensation in countries all over the world.

  • Human Lost Anime Film Release Date Announced, New Trailer Released

    13.September.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    Human Lost is an upcoming animated film adaptation of Japanese novelist Osamu Dazai’s 1948 novel Ningen Shikkaku (No Longer Human). It is being directed by Fuminori Kizaki and Katsuyuki Motohiro at Polygon Pictures with screenwriting from Tow Ubukata.

     

    It has been announced that the original animated feature film will be released in Japan on November 29, 2019. The film will be screened in the US ahead of the Japanese release. It will be screened in theatres in the US on October 22 and 23 with the subtitled version will begin rolling out on October 22 and the dubbed version on October 23. It will also hit other countries worldwide throughout October and November.

    In line with the announcement, a new visual and trailer have been released. Ticket pre-orders to see the film in Japanese theatres will also open on September 20.

    Those who book a ticket will receive one of four possible metallic stickers which have voice recordings by the voice actors who play the characters. The film will premiere at the 2019 Tokyo International Film Festival on October 28.

    The newly-released visual was created by the film’s character designer Yūsuke Kozaki. It features the main character Yozo Oba with many “white hands” around him. One half of his face seems as if it is being eroded away by something.

     

    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.

     

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    The new action-packed trailer shows Yozo Oba swallowed into the pits of despair as he turns into a “demon.” Will the S.H.E.L.L. system and the humans whose lives it extends be a success or a failure?

     

    Further details on the film’s appearance at the 2019 Tokyo International Film Festival are to be announced in the near future.

     

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  • Human Lost Anime Film New Trailer Drops, Worldwide Release Announced For Fall 2019

    30.August.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

    Human Lost is an upcoming animated film adaptation of Japanese novelist Osamu Dazai’s 1948 novel Ningen Shikkaku (No Longer Human). It is set for worldwide release in 2019, which would mark Dazai’s 110th birthday were he alive today.

     

    A new promotional video was just released which teases a worldwide release for fall 2019.

     

     

    The film will be screened in the US ahead of the Japanese release. It will be screened in theatres in the US on October 22 and 23. The subtitled version will begin rolling out on October 22 and the dubbed version on October 23.

     

    The following new visual for the overseas release was also created by concept artist Kenichiro Tomi.

    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.

     

    ©2019 HUMAN LOST Project

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