MAN WITH A MISSION performs opening theme for TV anime based on Hiroya Oku's dark science fiction manga
A new trailer is now available for the anime adaptation of Inuyashiki, a dark science fiction manga by Hiroya Oku (Gantz) about a middle-aged man who accidentally becomes a cyborg superhero, and it reveals the voices of the main characters as well as the opening theme performers.
The unlikely middle-aged hero Ichiro Inuyashiki is played by Fumiyo Kohinata, while the psychopathic teenage villain Hiro Shishigami is played by Nijirô Murakami. Additionally the opening theme, entitled "My Hero", is performed by MAN WITH A MISSION.
The original Inuyashiki manga was serialized from 2014 - 2017 in Kodansha's Evening seinen manga magazine. An English language version is available in print from Kodansha Comics and digitally via Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll describes the story of Inuyashiki as follows:
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.
The Inuyashiki TV anime is directed by Keiichi Sato and Shuhei Yabuta and features animation by MAPPA. The series will join Fuji TV's "noitaminA" animation block beginning on October 12, 2017, and it will also be digitally distributed in Japan and in other markets worldwide by Amazon Prime.
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