No Longer Human, part 3

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No Longer Human, part 3 by Osamu Dazai
Paperback $10.95

Feb 28, 2012 | 200 Pages | Young Adult

  • Paperback $10.95

    Feb 28, 2012 | 200 Pages | Young Adult


“Everything is with purpose. There is not a wasted line of dialogue, the artwork provides subtext and details that enrich and enhance the story, and it is all done masterfully. No Longer Human is another home run winner from Vertical Inc., but one that I actually will find myself re-reading continuously for many years to come. Masterpiece! Grade: A+/A.” —Fandom Post

“The heights of emotion and passion are depicted with charcoal-tinted beauty… It is a deeply personal story brought to life by the pen of one of manga’s greats. From the very start it’s clear that we’re going to witness a bright, if extremely closed off young man go from riches to rags both materially and emotionally, but it’s the methods by which he does so that keep the pages turning.” —Otaku USA

“Never have I read a manga which made me understand and feel what it meant to be no longer human… For a first volume, [No Longer Human, part 1] was beautiful and I loved it dearly to feel the need to write this. And how I wished it had garnered enough attention in Japan for it to merit some kind of award because personally, I felt Furuya deserved it… If darkness made me understand the other side of humanity, then I don’t mind sinking deeper.” —Otaku Champloo

No Longer Human was a great read. Usamaru Furuya’s stylish and simultaneously unembellished artwork works seamlessly with the story… The poignancy of volume one’s last words lingers with me even now, leaving me eager to see what places both of mind and body we’ll experience in volume two.” —Kuriousity

“[No Longer Human] is essentially one long downward spiral for the character, but it’s not joyless as there’s hints of what his plans for the future are after he hits rock bottom at the end of this first volume… The overall storytelling is enough for me to recommend it to those looking for something different in the manga and comics diet.” —Glick’s Comics Picks

“Very successful… I really liked following Oba through this journey. No Longer Human is a thoughtful, sexy read, and it’s illustrated absolutely beautifully. I can’t imagine that Dazai wouldn’t be extremely proud of Furuya’s adaptation of his work.” —Comics-and-More

“Vertical has a strong track record for licensing thoughtful, provocative titles, and No Longer Human is no exception… It is very well written, and the art is crisp and full of the emotion that Yozo lacks. The fact that I read this in one sitting and was so caught up in the experiences of a character I did not like speaks volumes for Furuya’s skills.” —Manga Maniac Cafe

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