Human Lost

Human Lost (人間失格, Ningen Shikkaku) is a 2019 Japanese 3D animated science fiction film based on Osamu Dazai's 1948 novel No Longer Human[1] and it is the first ever Polygon Pictures production not to be streamed on Netflix. It will soon be released as a 4-episode mini-series.[citation needed]

Human Lost
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byFuminori Kizaki
Screenplay byTow Ubukata
Based onNo Longer Human
by Osamu Dazai
Music byYūgo Kanno
Distributed byTOHO Visual Entertainment
Release date
  • June 14, 2019 (2019-06-14) (Annecy)
  • November 29, 2019 (2019-11-29) (Japan)
Running time
110 minutes


In the year 2036, breakthroughs in medical technology have led to a system of nanomachines internally implanted in all humans that can reverse illness, injury and even death. But if a person severs their nanomachines from the system, they mutate into monstrous creatures known as "Lost". Oba, Horiki and Hiiragi are now "applicants" with special powers over the Lost.


Character Japanese[2] English
Yozo Oba Mamoru Miyano Austin Tindle
Tsuneko Haruka Chisuga Sarah Wiedenheft
Takeichi Jun Fukuyama Jason Liebrecht
Yoshiko Hiiragi Kana Hanazawa Macy Anne Johnson
Shibuta Kenichirō Matsuda Chris Rager
Madam Miyuki Sawashiro Stephanie Young
Atsugi Rikiya Koyama David Wald
Masao Horiki Takahiro Sakurai Robert McCollum
Shige Shigeru Chiba R. Bruce Elliott
Shizuko Seiko Tamura Katelyn Barr


Katsuyuki Motohiro is serving as executive director. Fuminori Kizaki will direct the film at Polygon Pictures. Tow Ubukata is writing the scripts. Yūsuke Kozaki is designing the characters, and Kenichiro Tomiyasu is in charge of concept art.[1]


The cast of film was revealed via teaser on Youtube. The movie starring Mamoru Miyano, Kana Hanazawa, Takahiro Sakurai, Jun Fukuyama, and Miyuki Sawashiro.

Both Hanazawa and Miyano has been previously worked togethers in certain anime like Tokyo Ghoul and Durarara!. Howevers, the most notable their works is Prince of Stride series. The Human Lost character Yozo Oba and Yoshiko Hiiragi are most likely Inspired Prince of Stride two main characters: Nana Sakurai and Reiji Suwa, who is respective voiced by Hanazawa and Miyano.


The film premiered at the 2019 Annecy International Animation Film Festival.[3] It was released by Funimation on October 22, 2019 to U.S. theaters[4] and on November 29, 2019 in Japan,[5] While in Canada it was Released as a TV Film.

Home mediaEdit

In Japan, the film was released on Blu-ray and DVD on May 20, 2020.[6]

In the United States, the film was released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 25, 2020 with English dub.[7]


The film won the "Axis: The Satoshi Kon Award for Excellence in Animation" award as a Special Mention at the 2019 Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Afro Samurai Director Fuminori Kizaki Reveals Human Lost Film". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "Human Lost Anime Film's Clip Reveals Takahiro Sakurai as Cast Member (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  3. ^ "Human Lost Anime Film to Premiere at Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France". Moshi Moshi Nippon. 23 April 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Human Lost Anime Film's Video Reveals October Screenings in U.S." Anime News Network. August 23, 2019. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  5. ^ "Human Lost Anime Film Release Date Announced, New Trailer Released". moshimoshi-nippon. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  6. ^ "Blu-ray&DVD発売、DVDレンタル開始!" (in Japanese). human-lost. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
  7. ^ "North American Anime, Manga Releases, August 23-29". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 25, 2020.
  8. ^ "Ride Your Wave, Human Lost Films Win Awards at Fantasia Int'l Film Festival". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 26, 2019.

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