Fall 2017 animeInuyashiki – Last Heroreleased its first trailer. It features the two main characters and how they deal with their new bodies. The anime will start airing on 13 October.
The production had asked the viewers to guess the cast for the two main characters; now, the names have finally been revealed. The 58-year-old Inuyashiki will be voiced by Fumiyo Kohinata, and his arch-enemy, high school student Hiro Shishigami, will be voiced by Nijiro Murakami. Both of them are popular Japanese actors and have previously worked together in the live action adaptation of Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, as father and son. Now they will work together again, but this time as enemies in an anime.
The series announced that the rock band Man with a Mission will be performing the opening theme song. The title of the song is ‘My Hero’ and is inspired by the main character, Inuyashiki. It also is a love letter to the series in general, as Man with a Mission are big fans of the original manga. The song is used as background music in the trailer, so listen closely!
Comment from Fumiyo Kohinata (voice of Inuyashiki)
‘The original work is wonderful. I completely fell into it. I will work hard to answer the expectations of the fans with my portrayal of Inuyashiki!’
Comment from Nijiro Murakami (voice of Hiro Shishigami)
‘I think the phrase “God and Devil” comes very close to what this series is about. It shows more of the humor and beauty of the current society, and that’s what makes it so much fun. Please watch it!’
Inuyashiki – Last hero
Inuyashiki was reborn into the body of a machine and gained powers far greater than that of any human. Shishigami, who faced the same situation as him, is using the power he gained in a different way. Shishigami is the one who hurts the people who disobey his will, while Inuyashiki is the one who rescues them from what Shishigami is doing to them. Is the essence of humanity being good or being bad? We will follow the different paths the two of them take and see what they do with their power.
Original manga created by Hiroya Oku
General Director: Keiichi Sato
Director: Shuhei Yabuta
Script and Series composition: Kouji Seko
Character Design: Naoyuki Onda
Theme Song: Man with a Mission
Animation Production: MAPPA
Fumiyo Kohinata as Inuyashiki
Nijiro Murakami as Hiro Shishigami