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Inuyashiki Live-Action Film Casts Noritake Kinashi, Takeru Satoh as Leads

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Mari Hamada, Yuki Saitō, Nayuta Fukuzaki, other supporting cast also revealed for 2018 film

The staff of the live-action film adaptation of Hiroya Oku's Inuyashiki manga revealed the film's cast on Friday.

The film's cast includes:

Top row, left to right:

  • Mari Hamada as Marie Inuyashiki, Ichiro's wife
  • Noritake Kinashi as Ichiro Inuyashiki, the protagonist, and a typical, middle-aged salaryman
  • Takeru Satoh as Hiro Shishigami, a sociopathic murderer
  • Yuki Saitō as Yūko Shishigami, Hiro's mother

Bottom row, left to right:

  • Nayuta Fukuzaki as Takeshi Inuyashiki, Ichiro's son
  • Ayaka Miyoshi as Mari Inuyashiki, Ichiro's daughter
  • Kanata Hongou as Naoyuki Andō, Hiro's childhood friend who works with Ichiro to stop Hiro
  • Fumi Nikaidō as Shion Watanabe, a girl who bears good will toward Hiro and gets close to him
  • Yusuke Iseya as Detective Hagiwara, a film-original character who is investigating Hiro's murders

Shinsuke Satō, who also directed the live-action film adaptation of Oku's Gantz manga, as well as its Gantz II: Perfect Answer sequel film, is directing the film. The film is slated for 2018.

A television anime series adaptation of the manga by MAPPA is also premiering in October on Fuji TV's Noitamina block.

Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga in print, 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 plans to continue the manga until it ends in 10 volumes.

Source: Comic Natalie

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