New cast members and ED theme performers announced for TV anime based on dark sci-fi manga by Hiroya Oku
New cast announcements, a new preview video, and the ending theme performers have been revealed for Inuyashiki, an upcoming TV anime based on the dark science fiction manga by Hiroya Oku about a middle-aged man who is accidentally transformed into a superhuman cyborg.
The new teaser trailer highlights ending theme song, entitled "Ai o Oshietekureta Kimi e" ("To You Who Taught Me Love"), which is performed by Qaijff. It also shows the actions of the murderous teenager, Hiro Shishigami, who undergoes the same cyborg transformation as the protagonist, Ichiro Inuyashiki.
The new cast members include Sumire Uesaka as Mari Inuyashiki, Ichiro's daughter and an aspiring manga artist, and Sumire Morohoshi as Shion Watanabe, Mari's classmate who takes an interest in Hiro.
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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