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Live-Action Inuyashiki Film's Teaser Reveals April 20 Premiere

posted on by Karen Ressler
Noritake Kinashi, Takeru Satoh star in film

The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Hiroya Oku's Inuyashiki manga began streaming a teaser trailer on Thursday. The video reveals that the film will open on April 20 in Japan.

A different preview video will air during the final episode of the anime adaptation on Thursday night.

The film's cast includes:

  • Noritake Kinashi as Ichiro Inuyashiki, the protagonist, and a typical, middle-aged salaryman
  • Takeru Satoh as Hiro Shishigami, a sociopathic murderer
  • Mari Hamada as Marie Inuyashiki, Ichiro's wife
  • Yuki Saito as Yūko Shishigami, Hiro's mother
  • Nayuta Fukuzaki as Takeshi Inuyashiki, Ichiro's son
  • Ayaka Miyoshi as Mari Inuyashiki, Ichiro's daughter
  • Kanata Hongou as Naoyuki Andō, Hiro's childhood friend who works with Ichiro to stop Hiro
  • Fumi Nikaidō as Shion Watanabe, a girl who bears good will toward Hiro and gets close to him
  • Yusuke Iseya as Detective Hagiwara, a film-original character who is investigating Hiro's murders

Shinsuke Sato, who also directed the live-action film adaptation of Oku's Gantz manga, as well as its Gantz II: Perfect Answer sequel film, is directing the film.

Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in print in North America, and it released the tenth compiled volume on December 19. 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.

The anime adaptation premiered on Fuji TV's Noitamina block on October 12. The series is streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime in Japan and Overseas, and Amazon's Anime Strike is streaming the series in the United States.

Source: Comic Natalie


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