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.
It has just been announced that Japanese voice actress Kana Hanazawa is joining the cast to perform the role of the mysterious heroine Yoshiki Hiiragi. Yoshiki is part of Hirame, a secret government organisation set up to fight the “Human Lost” phenomenon.
Hanazawa is a veteran voice actress who has provided her voice to countless famous roles and series including Nadeko Sengoku in the Monogatari series, Kuroneko in Oreimo and Mayuri Shiina in Steins;Gate. She is also a singer and performed overseas for the first time last month.
Hear her speak in the new Human Lost trailer below.
Kana Hanazawa answered several questions related to the role which you can read below.
Q. Please tell us your impressions of Yoshiki Hiiragi as a character.
Kana Hanazawa: “She has cute looks like that of an idol and a gentle personality with consideration for others. She’s a strong-willed girl who puts much thought in how she should live and what she can do for others.”
Q. Please give a few words to all the fans looking forward to seeing Human Lost.
“I am overjoyed to be involved with this film, together with all of the staff whose names could get me excited simply by reading them, and who have come together to remake No Longer Human. Don’t miss seeing how [the characters] live their frantic ways of life as you become immerse in the profound world that has been delicately spun.”
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
Initial Release: 2019 (Worldwide)
©2019 HUMAN LOST Project
Official Website: human-lost.jp
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