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Inuyashiki Manga's Last Volume Slated for Late September

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
October TV anime's new visual also unveiled

The ninth volume of Hiroya Oku's Inuyashiki manga series revealed on Tuesday that the manga's 10th and final compiled book volume is slated for release in late September.

The manga will end its serialization in five chapters.

The official website of the manga's upcoming television anime adaptation also revealed a new visual for the anime on Monday.

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.

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. 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 anime will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in Japan and overseas through Fuji TV's agreement with Amazon for its Noitamina shows.

The manga is also inspiring a live-action film that will debut in 2018. The film stars Noritake Kinashi and Takeru Satoh.

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