This series will either be very good, or very bad. I’m leaning toward the first case, though.
Earlier today, the official Inuyashiki anime website updated with two new cast reveals. The following will join the show’s cast:
- Mari Inuyashiki: Sumire Uesaka
- Shion Watanabe: Sumire Morohoshi
Visuals for both characters were also unveiled, which you can check out below:
The site also updated with a trailer for the series, which features ending theme song “Ai wo Oshietekureta Kimi e (To You Who Taught Me Love) by Qaijff (don’t ask me to pronounce that) as a background track.
The ending theme song was revealed shortly before the trailer went live. It’s the big début single for Qaijff, as a group.
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.
My Hero by Man With A Mission will be used as the opening theme song.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Ichirō Inuyashiki: Fumiyo Kohinata
- Hiro Shishigami: Nijirō Murakami
- Naoyuki Andō: Kanata Hongou
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.
Source: Comic Natalie