This time, the world’s greatest hero is an elderly salaryman. I can dig it.
Yesterday, the official Inuyashiki anime website updated with a new promotional video. The 45-second trailer introduces the show’s first cast members, as opening theme song My Hero by Man With A Mission plays in the background.
Noitamina started streaming a short versoin of the trailer earlier today, which you can check out below:
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Ichirō Inuyashiki: Fumiyo Kohinata
- Hiro Shishigami: Nijirō Murakami
Visuals for both characters were also released, which you can check out below:
Inayushiki will air on October 12 in Fuji TV’s NoitaminA block. As part of their ongoing agreement with Amazon, the series will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime in all regions across the globe.
The series is based on Hiroya Oku’s manga of the same name. Keiichi Satou (Tiger & Bunny, Rage of Bahamut: Genesis) will serve as chief director at MAPPA, with Shuhei Yabuta taking the director’s chair. Naoyuki Onda (Ergo Proxy, Gantz) is providing character designs for the show, while Hiroshi Seko (Seraph of the End, Ajin) takes charge of series composition.
Hiroya Oku’s Inayushiki manga launched in the pages of Kodansha’s Evening magazine in 2014. The series will span ten collected volumes when the final book ships in September.
Kodansha Comics currently holds the domestic rights to the manga in North America. They describe it as:
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.