Inuyashiki

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Inuyashiki
Inuyashiki v1 cover.jpg
The cover of the first volume of Inuyashiki
いぬやしき
Genre Science fiction
Manga
Written by Hiroya Oku
Published by Kodansha
English publisher
Kodansha Comics USA (print)
Crunchyroll (digital)
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Evening
Original run January 20142017
Volumes 10
Anime television series
Directed by
Written by Hiroshi Seko
Studio MAPPA
Original network Fuji TV (Noitamina)
Original run October 2017scheduled
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Inuyashiki (いぬやしき?) is a Japanese science fiction manga series written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku. Inuyashiki debuted in the January 2014 issue of Kodansha's seinen manga magazine, Evening. As of April 2016, six compilation volumes have been published.[1]

Plot

Inuyashiki Ichiro is an elderly, friendless man with an uncaring family. One fateful day he is struck by a mysterious explosion in a public park, which is of extraterrestrial origin, his body is replaced by an incredibly powerful, but still outwardly human, mechanical body. He quickly realizes the extent of his body's powers, and after saving a homeless man being beaten by a pack of teenagers, he decides to dedicate himself to doing good, using his powers to heal those with incurable diseases and fight crime.

However, a teenager who was with him at the time of the explosion, Shishigami Hiro, had the same fate as Ichiro, but unlike Inuyashiki, Shishigami becomes a sociopath who uses his new found abilities to murder classmates he dislikes and innocent people, including young children, just for amusement. His acts of cruelty brings him the attention of the police, who can do nothing to stop him, and it does not take long for Hiro to become the most wanted criminal in the country. The series then keeps following these two different individuals who once shared the same, bizarre experience, as their paths are destined to clash.

Media

Manga

Kodansha's American subsidiary, Kodansha Comics, are publishing the manga in English.[2] Crunchyroll publish the manga in a digital format.[3] The manga will end in its 10th volume.[4]

No. Release date ISBN
01 May 23, 2014[5] ISBN 978-4-06-354517-3
02 October 23, 2014[6] ISBN 978-4-06-354541-8
03 February 23, 2015[7] ISBN 978-4-06-354556-2
04 July 23, 2015[8] ISBN 978-4-06-354580-7
05 November 20, 2015[9] ISBN 978-4-06-354596-8
06 April 22, 2016[10] ISBN 978-4-06-354616-3
07 August 23, 2016[11] ISBN 978-4-06-354633-0
08 January 23, 2017[12] ISBN 978-4-06-354655-2

Anime

An anime television series adaptation by MAPPA has been announced for October 2017, as well as a live-action film adaptation in 2018.[13]

Reception

Volume 2 reached the 18th place on the weekly Oricon manga charts[14] and, as of November 2, 2014, has sold 76,886 copies;[15] volume 3 reached the 15th place and, as of March 1, 2015, has sold 74,974 copies.[16] Due to underwhelming sales in Japan, Oku is said to only be eyeing the completion of ten volumes of the manga in total.[17] In the ninth volume, it was confirmed that ten volumes would be the final total. [18]

It was one of the Jury Selections of the Manga Division at the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards.[19] It was also picked as a nominee for Best Comic for the 44th annual Angoulême International Comics Festival held in 2017. [20]

References

  1. ^ "『いぬやしき』既刊一覧" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved July 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Kodansha USA Adds Tsubasa: WoRLD CHRoNiCLE, Fairy Tail: Blue Mistral, L DK, Inuyashiki Manga". Anime News Network. October 12, 2014. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Crunchyroll Adds Inuyashiki Manga by Gantz Creator". Anime News Network. May 12, 2015. Retrieved May 17, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Gantz's Hiroya Oku to End Inuyashiki Manga in Volume 10". Anime News Network. May 17, 2017. Retrieved May 17, 2017. 
  5. ^ "いぬやしき(1)" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved July 12, 2016. 
  6. ^ "いぬやしき(2)" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved July 12, 2016. 
  7. ^ "いぬやしき(3)" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved July 12, 2016. 
  8. ^ "いぬやしき(4)" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved July 12, 2016. 
  9. ^ "いぬやしき(5)" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved July 12, 2016. 
  10. ^ "いぬやしき(6)" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved July 12, 2016. 
  11. ^ "いぬやしき(7)" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved May 17, 2017. 
  12. ^ "いぬやしき(8)" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved May 17, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Inuyashiki Manga By Gantz's Hiroya Oku Gets TV Anime, Live-Action Film Adaptations". Anime News Network. December 15, 2016. Retrieved December 15, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, October 20-26". Anime News Network. October 29, 2014. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, October 27-November 2". Anime News Network. November 6, 2014. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, February 23-March 1". Anime News Network. March 4, 2015. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Hiroya Oku's Inuyashiki Manga Planned for 10 Volumes". Anime News Network. March 24, 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2016. 
  18. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/daily-briefs/2017-05-17/gantz-hiroya-oku-to-end-inuyashiki-manga-in-volume-10/.116209
  19. ^ "Giovanni's Island Film Wins Media Arts Award". Anime News Network. November 28, 2014. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  20. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-12-18/inuyashiki-sunny-my-brother-husband-chiisakobee-nominated-for-angouleme-top-prize/.110064

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