Human Lost Anime Film Clip Unveils Takahiro Sakurai as Masao Horiki

08.June.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 film clip has been released revealing that Japanese actor Takahiro Sakurai (Osomatsu in Osomatsu-san; Suzaku Kururugi in Code Geass) will play the character Masao Horiki, a mysterious man who spreads rumours about drugs in Ichi Roku,a poverty-stricken area in the film.


A retweet campaign has also been launched on the official Human Lostthis tweet Twitter page. Those who follow the account and retweet will be entered for a chance to win a signed card with a quote from Masao Horiki on it.

Takahiro Sakurai answered the following questions regarding his role as Masao Horiki.


Q1. What are your thoughts on your character Masao Horiki?

“There’s still a waft of the original character in there but he has been interpreted differently. I believe he’s an important character who casts a shadow over the film. He’s ordinary but also a man with a lot of mysterious.”

Q2. Please leave a comment for all fans who are looking forward to seeing the film.

“It has an original design but it connected at a fundamental level [to the original]. Osamu Dazai is an incredible author. Human Lost is born again with a new sense of values and artistry! Please look forward to its release!”


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