No Longer Human Vol. 1
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No Longer Human Vol. 1

Writer: Junji Ito, Osamu Dazai Artist: Junji Ito Publisher: Viz Release Date: December 18, 2019 Cover Price: $34.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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Mine has been a life of much shame.
I can't even guess myself what it must be to live the life of a human being.
Plagued by a maddening anxiety, the terrible disconnect between his own concept of happiness and the joy of the rest of the world, Yozo Oba plays the clown in his dissolute life, holding up a mask for those around him as he spirals ever downward, locked arm-in-arm with death.
Osamu Dazai's immortal-and supposedly autobiographical-work of Japanese literature, is perfectly adapted here into a manga by Junji Ito. The imagery wrenches open the text of the novel one line at a time to sublimate Yozo's mental landscape into s more

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    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 17, 2019

    Nightmarish and thought-provoking, No Longer Human is a worthy tribute and representation of the singular original work. Though not nearly as "monstrous" as his past original works, Junji Ito reveals a whole new depth and realism, both in his artwork and writing. Just don't expect to feel too sunny after reading it. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Evan Valentine Jan 10, 2020

    No Longer Human is a masterpiece, assembled by a creator at the top of their game. Ito's stunning visuals work amazingly in tandem with the story created by Osamu Dazai. While works like Uzumaki and Tomie are getting adaptations of their own, we can only cross our fingers that this tale is one day adapted into a Hollywood picture, though it may be too unsettling for a general audience. Read Full Review

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