Inuyashiki Anime Adds Kanata Hongou to Cast

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hongou plays character Naoyuki Andō in both live-action film, anime

The official website for the upcoming television anime adaptation of Hiroya Oku's Inuyashiki manga revealed on Friday that Kanata Hongou will voice the character Naoyuki Andō, Hiro's childhood friend who works with Ichiro to stop Hiro. Hongou also plays the character in the manga's upcoming live-action film adaptation.

The main cast includes:

Fumiyo Kohinata as Ichirō Inuyashiki

Nijirō Murakami as Hiro Shishigami

The television anime series will premiere on October 12 on Fuji TV's Noitamina block. The anime will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in Japan and overseas.

Keiichi Satou (Tiger & Bunny, Gantz:O, Rage of Bahamut: Genesis) is the chief director of the series at studio MAPPA. Shuhei Yabuta (3D director for Iron Man, High School 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.

Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in print in North America, and it released the seventh compiled volume on June 20. 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 the manga's 10th and final volume is slated for release on September 22.

Source: Comic Natalie

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