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Gantz's Hiroya Oku to End Inuyashiki Manga in Volume 10

posted on by Egan Loo

The ninth volume of Hiroya Oku's Inuyashiki manga series is confirming on Tuesday that the manga will reach its conclusion in the next volume.

Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in print in North America, and it released the sixth compiled volume on February 21. Crunchyroll is also releasing the series digitally, and it describes the story.

Ichiro Inuyashiki is down on his luck. While only 58 years old, his geriatric looks often have him written off as a pathetic old man by the world around him and he's constantly ignored and disrespected by his family despite all that he's done to support them. On top of everything else, his doctor has revealed that he has cancer and it appears that he has little time left in this world. But just when it seems things couldn't get any worse, a blinding light in the night sky strikes the earth where Ichiro stands. He later wakes up to find himself unscathed, but he soon starts to notice that there's something…different about himself.

Oku launched the manga in Kodansha's Evening magazine in January 2014, and Kodansha published the manga's eighth volume in Japan on January 23. Oku already revealed his plans to continue the manga until it ends with the 10th volume.

MAPPA is producing a television anime series based on the manga for an October premiere on Fuji TV's Noitamina block. Shinsuke Satō, the director for the live-action film of Oku's Gantz manga, as well as its Gantz II: Perfect Answer sequel film, is directing a live-action Inuyashiki film for release next year. The film stars Noritake Kinashi and Takeru Satoh.

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