Aoi Bungaku: Ningen Shikkaku 1October 11, 2009
Aoi Bungaku (Blue Literature): No Longer Human (人間失格, Ningen Shikkaku) based on a novel by Osamu Dazai.
Music and sound are excellent, but, unfortunately, the director is not very good and too repetitive. This anime reminded me of Kurozuka in a way, probably, due to Masanori Shino’s involvement and Madhouse production in general.
It was somewhat surprising that they started with the second memorandum. No Longer Human part will have four episodes, so I am not sure how it will turn out. It seems the plan is to employ flashbacks quite frequently.
It is nice to see these works animated. I hope people will take interest in the books this anime is based on and take the time to read them.
– “No Longer Human” is Kōji Kumeta and Nozomu Itoshiki’s favorite book
– Dazai might have suffered a complex post-traumatic stress disorder while writing this novel