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Inuyashiki (2018)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | 20 April 2018 (Japan)
An middle-aged office worker encounters aliens and is gifted with alien technology and limitless powers.


Shinsuke Sato


Hiroya Oku (manga), Hiroshi Hashimoto
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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


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


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The Inuyashiki is the definition of the term "Improvise. Adapt. Overcome"
30 January 2019 | by phanthingaSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed the Inuyashiki anime for it interesting spin on the old superhero tropes with a darker tone and a unique main character but in the end it just another anime that many people will forget as soon as a new hit come out and the problem here is because how faithful it is to the manga it based on. To be a faithful adaptation to the source material is usually a good thing and need to be celebrate but with Inuyashiki the thing that hold back the anime to become a classic is how everything that helps the plot and characters to progress makes absolute no sense and far too convenient also happened exactly like in the manga which piss me off so much. The live action directed by Shinsuke Sato in the other hand do not follow the manga and anime like a robot when the writer and the director actually care about the quality of the overall movie in stead of how the fans feel and deliver a fantastic retelling story of the good vs the evil with a more grounded and realistic story and to my surprise it works. An important character that badly undeveloped in the source material got more screen time to shine and although it not like something I have never seen before I'm just glad that they put in this time. The ending leaves an open for a sequel that I don't know how it gonna played out but that the beauty of doing your own thing so let's keep our fingers crossed everyone

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