TV Anime And Live-Action Movie To Adapt “Gantz” Creator’s “Inuyashiki”

Today’s big roll out of Noitamina plans revealed a slate of projects for Gantz’s creator Hiroya Oku’s 2014 sci-fi manga Inuyashiki. Rage of Bahamut Genesis’ Keiichi Satou is back at MAPPA as chief director for a fall 2017 TV anime with Kabaneri/Attack on Titan’s 3D director as this project’s director. This will be followed by a 2018 live-action movie. 


The manga is released in North America by Kodansha with Crunchyroll presenting it digitally. The latter describes the series:

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



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