Inuyashiki is a Japanese anime series of Sci-Fi genre. It was aired during fall of 2017 from October 13 to December 22, 2017. Inuyashiki manga series is written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku and being published on Seinen manga magazine. The anime has 11 episodes and animated by MAPPA studios and directed by Keiichi Sato and Shuhei Yabuta. Inuyashiki also released as a live action movie of the same name on April 20, 2018.
Inuyashiki revolves around 58 years old men named Ichirou Inuyashiki who has no friends and a family who doesn’t care for him. Despite all this, he still finds his comfort and happiness in his dog Hanako. Nevertheless, his life hit a bad turn when he is diagnosed with abdominal cancer and has only three months to live. He tried to be strong but his family’s negligence towards him causes an emotional collapse. With a depressed mind, he runs into a public park and cries by embracing his dog. While crying, he notices another figure in-front of him and suddenly hit by a mysterious object.
When he woke up, he notices his body is not normal. He became a mechanical human being with extraordinary powers. At first, he was shocked and scared. Eventually, he learns to control them and uses the power to cure other people with extreme incurable diseases and prevent crime.However, the mysterious person who was in-front of Ichirou at that time of the accident in the park was also turned into a mechanical human being. That man was a teenager named Shishigami Hiro. While Inuyashiki used his power for good, Hiro used his power to kill people for his own amusement. When Inuyashiki knows about Hiro, how he will stop him remained to be seen……..
If you read the plot, you could perceive that the story is very compelling and interesting. It has everything to be a good Sci-Fi anime Series anime. The story focuses on the two individuals and shows us how similar power and experience can both be turned into good and bad. They both have the same opportunity but one uses it to help people but other one goes on a violent rampage and kills people indiscriminately.
The anime has developed it main characters very carefully and gave them their own identity and reasoning to do what they are doing. Both of the main characters have their ups and downs throughout the anime but they managed to hang on to their identity till the last moment. For me, the writer made the perfect character for this series.
The only downside of this anime is the Animation. The Animation is made of CG. I am not a fan of CG Animation. But it is good enough and has good quality. You can tell every detail on the mechanical body of the main characters.
Because the story of anime is so good, you could cope with CG animation even if you don’t like it. The animation is not too bad, to begin with. The anime is very enjoyable and sometimes you could really fell the emotions of the character. The anime has so many violent scenes but they are laid out well throughout the series. Because there is so much violent murderous scene, this anime is not for children. But I will gladly recommend it to the adults or teens who are at least 16 years old.