Inuyashiki Anime Reveals More Cast, Ending Theme Song

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Sumire Uesaka, Sumire Morohoshi join cast; Qaijff performs theme

The official website for the upcoming television anime adaptation of Hiroya Oku's Inuyashiki manga revealed two more cast members on Thursday. Sumire Uesaka will play Inuyashiki's daughter Mari Inuyashiki, and Sumire Morohoshi will play Shishigami's classmate Shion Watanabe.

Sumire Uesaka as Mari Inuyashiki

Sumire Morohoshi as Shion Watanabe

The website also revealed that the band Qaijff will perform the ending theme song "Ai wo Oshietekureta Kimi e" (To You Who Taught Me Love) for the anime. The anime's second promotional video will feature the group's song and premiere on Fuji TV's late-night Noitamina block on Thursday. The song will mark the group's major debut. The band consists of three members from Aichi Prefecture: vocalist and keyboardist Ayano Mori; bassist, chorus performer, and programmer Akihiko Uchida; and drummer Yukihiro Miwa.

The main cast includes:

Fumiyo Kohinata as Ichirō Inuyashiki

Nijirō Murakami as Hiro Shishigami

Kanata Hongou as Naoyuki Andō

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

This article has a follow-up: Inuyashiki Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Qaijff's Ending Theme (2017-09-21 14:00)
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