An adaptation of a classic 1948 novel by Osamu Dazai, No Longer Human (“Ningen Shikkaku”). Dazai is a highly revered author in Japan, and No Longer Human has an impact on Japanese culture like J.D.Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye had on the US.
The year is 2036. A revolution in medical treatment has conquered death by means of internal nanomachines and the “Shell System”, yet only the richest can afford to partake. Yozo Oba isn’t the richest. Troubled by strange dreams, he flippantly joins his friend’s biker gang on an ill-fated incursion to “The Inside”, where society’s elite lives. This instigates a journey of terrifying discovery that will change Yozo’s life forever.
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 novel is closer to Dostoyevski than William Gibson. It’s a semiautobiographical novel about a man trapped in a spiral of depression and self-hatred who deems himself unfit to be human. It’s the Japanese counterpart of Dostoyevski’s Notes from the Underground, and considered one of the greatest Japanese novels of the 20th Century.
Sailor Moon Eternal will adapt the fourth arc of the manga, “Dead Moon,” previously brought to animation in the fourth season of the original Sailor Moon anime, Sailor Moon SuperS.
Toei announced at the “Usagi Special Birthday Party 2019” event on Sunday that the previously announced new two-part anime film project for Sailor Moon will open in Japan in 2020. Toei is streaming a special video for the film project, now titled Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal (Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon Eternal The MOVIE).
Season 4 of Attack on Titan has already been confirmed and it seems a new studio is going to produce season 4.
The story is based on the Shingeki no Kyojin manga by creator Hajime Isayama. Since 2009, the mangaka has released one chapter around the 8th of each month, with each chapter being about 45 pages long. To put both the manga and the anime adaptation into perspective, most of the events of Season 2 were already shown in manga chapters released way back in 2013.
The time is UC 1926. The Imperial Army’s 203rd Air Mage Battalion led by Major Tanya Degurechaff has won the battle to the south against the Republic’s stragglers. They expected to be given a vacation after returning victorious, but instead receive special orders from Staff HQ as soon as they get home. They are told that there were signs of a large-scale deployment near the Empire-Federation border.
Faced with the prospect of a new major enemy, the desperate Empire fans the flame of war.
Meanwhile, an international volunteer army spearheaded by the Commonwealth set foot in Federation territory. As they say, the enemy of an enemy is your friend. They suffer through misfortune purely out of national interest, and among them is a young girl.
She is Warrant Officer Mary Sue, and she takes up arms hoping to bring the Empire, who killed her father, to justice.
This exclusive one-night event will feature premiere footage of an interview with Director Yutaka Uemura.
Makoto Shinkai and CoMix Wave Films announced their newest full-length feature anime movie, Tenki no Ko: Weathering With You (Weather Child: Weathering With You). The film is slated to open in Japan on July 19, 2019. The film is slated to release worldwide with releases already planned for North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. The story is described as being about a boy named Hodaka who decides to move to Tokyo after leaving his home on an island. Once in Tokyo, Hodaka finds himself short on money. Hodaka eventually finds a job as a writer for a disreputable occult magazine; however, is the occult really that far-fetched? On one particularly rainy day, he meets a girl named Hina on a crowded city street. Hina is no ordinary girl, though. She has the power to stop the rain and clear the sky. Since this is a story written by Makoto Shinkai, I would expect a lot of symbolism through the rain. Also, it will be a travesty if there isn’t a single train or railroad track anywhere in this film!
Writer & Director: Makoto Shinkai Character Designer: Masayoshi Tanaka (your name., AnoHana) Animation Director: Atsushi Tamura (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin) Art Director: Hiroshi Takiguchi (The Garden of Words) Producer: STORY, Inc. Distributor: TOHO Developing Studio: CoMix Wave Films.
The second season will premiere in Japan and North America on April 9, 2019. If you’re in North America, you’ll be able to watch the subtitled version via Hulu with no word on when fans can expect a dubbed production.
“Saitama is a hero who only became a hero for fun. After three years of “special training,” he’s become so strong that he’s practically invincible. In fact, he’s too strong—even his mightiest opponents are taken out with a single punch. Now, the great seer Madame Shibabawa’s prediction about the Earth being doomed seems to be coming true as the frequency of monster incidents escalates. Alongside Genos, his faithful disciple, Saitama begins his official hero duties as a member of the Hero Association, while Garou, a man utterly fascinated by monsters, makes his appearance.”