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Inuyashiki (2018)

An middle-aged office worker encounters aliens and is gifted with alien technology and limitless powers.

Director:

Shinsuke Sato

Writers:

Hiroya Oku (manga), Hiroshi Hashimoto
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Cast

Credited cast:
Noritake Kinashi ... Ichiro Inuyashiki
Takeru Satoh ... Hiro Shishigami (as Satô Takeru)
Kanata Hongô ... Naoyuki Ando
Fumi Nikaidô ... Shion Watanabe
Ayaka Miyoshi ... Mari Inuyashiki
Nayuta Fukuzaki Nayuta Fukuzaki ... Takeshi Inuyashiki
Mari Hamada ... Marie Inuyashiki
Yuki Saitô Yuki Saitô ... Yuko Shishigami
Yûsuke Iseya ... Detective Hagihara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miyu Andô Miyu Andô
Sarii Ikegami Sarii Ikegami
Yuki Kameda Yuki Kameda
Yuki Katayama Yuki Katayama
Tetsurô Takeda Tetsurô Takeda
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Inuyashiki Ichirou 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 Ichirou stands. He later wakes up to find himself unscathed, but he soon starts to notice that there's something... different about himself. However, it turns out that these strange, new changes are just what Ichirou needs to take a new lease on life and now it seems like there's nothing to stop him from being a hero worthy of the respect that he never had before... unless, that is, there was someone else out there with these same changes... Written by eliajah74

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Trivia

Kanata Hongô, who plays Naoyuki Ando in the film, had also voiced Ando in Inuyashiki (2017). See more »

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Character depth Marvel can only dream of
11 April 2018 | by ath-518-317019See all my reviews

If this is Japan's bid for the superhero genre, I think we have something to look forward to. As an anime adaptation, it remains a bit cartoon-esque. But the characters have a depth which Marvel can only dream of and the story actually hangs together (oh yes, and when someone gets shot, they bleed).

As an absolute, I would probably give this movie a 7, but to encourage any makers to continue on the path Inuyashiki has taken, I've bumped it up to an 8.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

20 April 2018 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ông Bác Siêu Nhân See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,598,102
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2.39:1
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