Anime Movie Movie Review

Human Lost Review

Human Lost comes to us in theatres across the U.S. Oct. 22 presented by Funimation films. We heard about this film coming out and caught a trailer at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2019 (C2E2). We covered that story big time because of the big names on this project. While the trailer received big-time applause, the film met our expectations and lived up to the hype. It’s now won a Satoshi Kon Award for Best Animated Feature – Special Mention

The director for the film Fuminori Kizaki known for directing Afro Samurai the television mini-series, following with the movie Afro Samurai: Resurrection, and Bayonetta: Bloody Fate. To this point, he has hit in all his projects. He’s been able to work with all art styles and a plethora of diversity in the projects. We look forward to more out of him even after Human Lost.

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Fuminori Kizaki (Right)

Our beloved screenplay writer on this project, Tow Ubukata happens to be one of our big-time favorites. Most known for Psycho-Pass which happens to be one of our all-time favorite animes. He’s known for the new Ghost in the Shell Arise series and movies, Le Chevalier D’ Eon and the Fafner series. Always one to write about a certain aspect of society, how people use technology to solve the issue and yet it still is flawed.

We thought originally that the art style and animation wouldn’t work. Yet, Polygon Pictures skill made it complement each other and make for a wonderfully looking different movie. A lot of the scenes have 3D CG scenes and sometimes we can’t tell the difference between the 2D backgrounds. It’s masterfully done much better than we’re used to seeing lately in anime.

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Ubukata writes this story with that same theme he always in Human Lost. In this futuristic world, mankind has perfected aging and dying through Nanotechnology. Even though it took almost killing the planet they were able to have success. The pollution might be heavily toxic, but if you can be cured it doesn’t matter. S.H.E.L.L. is the greatest achievement known to man.

The problem is society doesn’t know that the system isn’t 100 percent accurate. There are failures when the body stops connecting to the system and the Nanotech goes haywire. People turn into killing machine creatures. When this happens, the government sends in tactical teams to handle the situation.  The top brass and society keep things under wrap protected in cryo capsules until the tech can be perfected.

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There’s an outside force trying to break the society news open and bring down the S.H.E.L.L. system. How will this happen though? Who is this mysterious character Masao Horiki? How will he affect our main character, Youzou Oba? This mysterious girl, Yoshiko Hiiragi, what are her abilities? What role does she play in the anti-Lost agency H.I.L.A.M.?

 

 

 

 

The cast for this movie is all top-notch Japanese voice actors. All of which are in some of the latest great anime shows. The main role of Youzou Oba is portrayed by Mamoru Miyano you know him for many roles but lately Osamu Dazai in Bungou Stray Dogs, Light Yagami from Death Note, and Toyko Ghoul as Shuu Tsukiyama.

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Mamoru Miyano

 

 

The role of Yoshiko Hiiragi is played by Kana Hanazawa, known for Mitsuri Kanroji in Demon Slayer, Kana in Weathering with You, Red Blood Cell in Cells at Work!, and Akane Tsunemori from Psycho-Pass. She is known for many other great female roles.

We’re fans of Takahiro Sakurai the actor voices the role of Masao Horiki. He’s also Giyu Tomioka from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba, Licht from Black Clover, Kazuya Miyuki from Ace of Diamond, Suzaku from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, and Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.

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Takahiro Sakurai

 

We can’t forget Jun Fukuyama who portrays Takeichi. He also has the roles of L’Arc Berf from The Rising of the Shield Hero, Finral-senpai from Black Clover, Lelouch from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, King from The Seven Deadly Sins, Baron Nero in Ressha Sentai ToQger, and many more roles.

We really enjoyed the film and give it a

Five Stars

 

 

 

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