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Inuyashiki Anime's Writer, Character Designer Revealed

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hiroya Oku's manga confirmed to end serialization in 5 chapters

This year's 12th issue of Kodansha's Evening magazine is revealing the writer and character designer on Tuesday for the television anime adaptation of Hiroya Oku's Inuyashiki manga. The issue is also revealing that the manga will end its serialization in five chapters. Oku planned to end the manga in 10 volumes, and the manga's ninth volume will also confirm on Tuesday the manga will end in the next volume.

Hiroshi Seko (Ajin, Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) is in charge of anime's series composition, and Naoyuki Onda (Rage of Bahamut Genesis, The Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Gantz) is designing the characters.

The 12th issue is also confirming that the anime will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in Japan and overseas through Fuji TV's agreement with Amazon for its Noitamina shows. The issue will also reveal the anime's key visual.

The television anime series will premiere in October on Fuji TV's Noitamina block. Keiichi Satou (Tiger & Bunny, GANTZ:O, Rage of Bahamut Genesis) is the chief director of the series at studio MAPPA. Shūhei Yabuta (3D director for Iron Man, Highschool of the Dead, Attack on Titan) is directing the series.

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. The manga is also inspiring a live-action film that will debut in 2018.

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