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Inuyashiki Manga Ch. 1 Reaction: So Far, So Good

After having seen the first episode of this season’s adaptation of Inuyashiki and thinking to myself “hey, that’s pretty good,” and also having seen Gigguk’s Video I decided to check out. I wasn’t really sure what to expect in terms of how different it would be to the anime, but it was not disappointing at all.

The first chapter covers about the first half, give or take, of the first episode of the anime, and for those who don’t know the story, here ya go:

Ichiro Inuyashiki is a fifty-eight-year-old salary man who is moving into a new home with his family. However, it would be false to say that his is good. His family, including his neice, nephew, and wife all pay little attention to him and often take him for granted. He discovers after a doctor’s visit that he has an incurable cancer, and gives up on life. One day, while in the park with his dog, he gets killed by an alien ship. He awakes the next day to find that he has become a machine.

And this is all just in the first chapter.

It is fascinating though to see the difference between the Manga and the anime. The anime alludes to the fact that his family doesn’t care about Ichiro on multiple occasions throughout the first episode, but the manga gives it that extra bit of kick that gets the point across that much more.

One example of this is in the pages below:

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This panel comes immediately after Ichiro and his son walk past a man getting robbed in the street. Ichiro tries to muster up the courage to call up the police, but his son tells him that he doesn’t expect Ichiro to be a hero and that they are a “family of hobits,” implying that they are always fearful of the world around him.

All in all, a good intro to what is likely going to be a good manga. The art in the manga, while not as detailed drawing wise as I have seen in others, still offers a sense of realism that ironically gets me more involved in the story, one about a man looking for a new lease on life and getting in a way he never thought possible. Check it out for yourself if you haven’t.

What do you guys think about Inuyashiki? Have you read the manga? Seen any of the anime? Let me know in the comments. Thanks for Reading, Friendos!




Opening of the Week: My Hero by Man with a Mission (Inuyashiki)

For the second installment of this series, I thought It would be good to continue shouting out awesome openings from this season’s givings. This week, we’ll be looking at a band who has been one of my favorites after discovering them: Man with a Mission, and their song Hero, from the show Inuyashiki.

If you recognize this band from somewhere else, then your not just seeing things. They have had music in other anime openings like Log Horizon and The Seven Deadly Sins, as well as in a number of live-action movies, including the recent Mad Max.

My Hero isn’t exactly distinct from the band’s usual style, but their mix of Hard Rock and Rap done mostly in English is still infectious and gets me headbanging every time. The song with opens with an awesome drum solo and then slowly builds to an guitar drop as the rest of the band joins in.

Jean-ken Johnny has some good bars, and the lead vocalist Tokyo Tanaka has a voice that I can only describe as pleasing to the ear. The band as a whole is good, and they definitely bring their A game for this opening.

What do you guys think of this opening? let me know in the comments.




Inuyashiki Episode 1 Reaction

If there was one show that I was giddily excited to learn was airing this season, it was this one. Well, aside from the second season of March Comes in like a Lion season two. I had heard about it after watching Gigguk’s video about underappreciated  manga, and then I saw that Studio Mappa was handling the production and there was much to be excited for.

I went into this one also mostly blind, aside from the explanation of the manga, and I feel a lot better that I did. 

As far as episode one goes, there wasn’t to much going on. We are introduced to the main character Ichirou, a 58-year-old man with a family that seems to walk all over him. His wife yells at him, and his kids don’t seem to care at all. He finds out from a terrifying doctor visit that he has developed cancer and has just three months to live.

With this news, Ichirou is all but ready to give up on life, when out of no where he is crushed by alien spaceship, and he wakes up to find his body is now made of a machine.

This episode mainly focuses on Ichirou and his immediate reaction to his newfound powers which, as you might suspect, isn’t exactly a calm one. Ichirou also remembers seeing a young man in the crash, and decides that it would be worth it to find him.

It’s important to note that this is just a setup episode, and the real action will come afterwards, but I am already excited. There was a lot of potential in this show, especially with the studio behind it. The animation is a good mix of 2D and 3D that works extremely well, with Ichirou’s robot body being a clear highlight.

The Music was also a treat. The opening song “My Hero” is really good for getting hyped, but that’s not surprising given that the band behind the song, Man on a Mission, also did the opening for Log Horizon.

With an opening episode like this, there looks to be a lot worth looking forward to. Hopefully the show doesn’t waste its potential, but for now it is worth being hopefully. Check it out if you haven’t.