No Longer Allowed In Another World anime adaptation revealed by manga artist Takahiro Wakamatsu

No Longer Allowed In Another World commemorative illustration by
The No Longer Allowed In Another World commemorative illustration by Takahiro Wakamatsu. Pic credit: Twitter

The No Longer Allowed In Another World manga written by Hiroshi Noda and illustrated by Takahiro Wakamatsu is getting an anime adaptation. Wakamatsu has provided an illustration for the Big Comic Spirits 32/33 issue to commemorate the occasion (see above).

Apart from this brief announcement, nothing has been disclosed about the upcoming anime adaptation, release date included, so stay tuned for further developments!

About the No Longer Allowed In Another World manga

The No Longer Allowed In Another World manga (異世界失格, Isekai Shikkaku) began in October 2019 and is still ongoing. It is being serialized on Shogakukan’s Yawaraka Spirits website and published under the Big Comics label. The chapters have been collected into six tankōbon volumes (the sixth volume was published in January 2022), with the seventh being scheduled for July 12.  

The manga series is licensed by Seven Seas Entertainment; the first volume has been scheduled for an October release.  

No Longer Allowed In Another World is a dark comedy isekai manga, loosely based on Osamu Dazai’s award-winning novel “No Longer Human.” The plot follows a depressed author determined to commit double suicide with his lover when he’s suddenly hit by a truck. He gets another chance at life in a parallel timeline but wants nothing more than to drop dead.

The No Longer Allowed In Another World authors are well-known among anime fans

The Wakamatsu/ Noda duo is well known to anime fans. Namely, they comprise the team behind the Love After World Domination (恋は世界征服のあとで, Koi wa Sekai Seifuku no Ato de) manga, which has been adapted into an anime series. We’re still awaiting the second season!

The first season was produced by Studio Project No. 9 (CHOYOYU!: High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even in Another World!), directed by  Kazuya Iwata, and written by Satoru Sugizawa. Akemi Kobayashi (Chi’s Sweet Home) provided character design while Satoshi Houno (Lapis Re:LiGHTs) and Ryuunosuke Kasai composed the soundtrack.

About the No Longer Human novel

“No Longer Human” (人間失格, Ningen Shikkaku) by Osamu Dazai was originally published in 1948 and is considered to be the author’s greatest masterpiece. It is the second-best-selling novel of all time in Japan, preceded only by Natsume Sōseki’s “Kokoro.” Since January 2019, the novel has been in public domain and is free for all to enjoy (an English translation is also available).

Osamu Dazai (real name: Shūji Tsushima). Pic credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The novel has inspired an anime feature film (part of the Aoi Bungaku Series), several manga adaptations (including one by the Uzumaki author Junji Ito), and a live-action film.

“No Longer Human” is narrated in first-person perspective and is considered to be semi-autobiographical (only because the characters are fictional). Osamu Dazai indeed committed double suicide with his lover Tomie Yamazaki shortly after the last part of the novel had been published (and after previously having failed at double suicide several times). His grave is at the temple of Zenrin-ji, in Mitaka, Tokyo.

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