Inuyashiki Anime's Trailer Previews Opening, Ending Themes

posted on by Karen Ressler
Anime premieres on Amazon on October 12

Fuji TV's Noitamina YouTube channel began streaming the main promotional video for the television anime adaptation of Hiroya Oku's Inuyashiki manga on Friday. The video previews Qaijff's ending theme song "Ai wo Oshietekureta Kimi e" (To You Who Taught Me Love) and MAN WITH A MISSION's opening theme song "My Hero."

The main cast includes:

Fumiyo Kohinata as Ichirō Inuyashiki

Nijirō Murakami as Hiro Shishigami

Kanata Hongou as Naoyuki Andō

Sumire Uesaka as Mari Inuyashiki

Sumire Morohoshi as Shion Watanabe

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. Amazon's Anime Strike will premiere the series on October 12 in the United States.

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.

Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in print in North America, and it released the eighth compiled volume on August 22. 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 shipped in Japan on September 22.

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