The official website and Twitter for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Hiroya Oku's sci-fi manga Inuyashiki opened today and posted a 30-second first teaser intoroducing its two protagonists: Ichiro Inuyashiki portrayed by 55-year-old Japanese comedian Noritake Kinashi (Tunnels) and Hiro Shishigami by 28-year-old Takeru Sato (Kamen Rider Den-O, Rurouni Kenshin). In the end of the clip, Inuyashiki is flying above the Shinjuku town using the jetpack on his back. A different clip from the film wiil be also introduced during the Japanese broadcast of the last 11th episode of the manga's ongoing TV anime adaptation to be aired on December 21.
The manga was serialized in Kodansha's biweekly magazine Evening for 85 chapters from January 2014 to July 2017 and compiled in 10 tankobon volumes. The story follows the fate of 58-years-old Ichiro Inuyashiki and teenager Hiro Shishigami, both are transformed into a cyborg by the extraterrestrial beings after being struck by a meteor. While Inuyashiki decides to use his extraordinary
power to save people, Shishigami takes pleasure in killing them.
The live-action film is set for a release on April 20, 2018. It is directed by Shinsuke Sato, who worked on
the two live-action film adaptations of Hiroya Oku's another popular sci-fi action manga GANTZ, GANTZ
(January 2011) and GANTZ PERFECT ANSWER (April 201). He has been attached with the live-action
film adaptation of Tite Kubo's fantasy action manga series Bleach, also set to be released in 2018.
Manga tankobon 1st and 10th volume covers
(C) 2018 Movie "Inuyashiki" Production Committee (C) Hiroya Oku/Kodansha