Inuyashiki Ichirou 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 Ichirou stands. He later wakes up to find himself unscathed, but he soon starts to notice that there's something... different about himself. However, it turns out that these strange, new changes are just what Ichirou needs to take a new lease on life and now it seems like there's nothing to stop him from being a hero worthy of the respect that he never had before... unless, that is, there was someone else out there with these same changes...
The first episode had me intrigued, it was pretty unique. I liked the concept of taking a common, background character, turn his life tragic and then reverse it.
But the the second episode was the best, it was brilliantly terrifying! I'd noticed before how weird their voices were and how odd the characters acted. I didn't understand why until this episode.
It was completely unexpected, the execution, voice acting, and the characters all seemed so very real. As if this took place in real life. It was truly one of the best performances in anime. Ever.
The villain's character has already been established as a fantastically "evil" character.
And the protagonist has so much potential.
I'd love to see what else they have in store.
Note that this is only the second review I make and that my review will be updated over time.
Oh man, how should I start? Well, know this... Inuyashiki isn't your typical Action/Psychological/Drama anime... I've seen a lot of anime over the years but this is completely original and unique.
There's only 2 episodes at this point and I can already say that I'm impressed with the plot, the sound and even more with the characters.
Characters: The MC also known as Inuyashiki is basically how the synopsis describes him. An old man without any luck in his life and because of that his family disrespect him
and don't even care about him. They're just paying attention to their own lifes. "Until something changed about Inuyashiki".
I liked how the author introduced an elderly character in this story as the hero. The idea of having a hero different from what we are accustomed to, was genius (boy, adult, man). The antagonist has also an interesting personality. He seems to be a normal teenager that was also affected by the same changes as Inuyashiki but do not be confused by his looks... He's much more different than that. Anyhow, the characters are definitely interesting enough to give this a: 10/10
Sound: I'm not really the best at rating sound but I can say that the sound is very suitable to every situation. A 8/10.
Art/Animation: So far from what I've seen the animation is well done. The colors suit the anime perfectly, and the characters and scenery are all done well. I couldn't expect more from the studio that made Yuri on Ice,Zankyou no Terror or even Kakegurui. Amazing job. A 8/10
Overall: I'm watching the series while it's airing, so you may guess that waiting for the next episode will be painful, but worth it. This anime carries a good life lesson, and that is to never disrespect your parents,grandparents or the people that are taking care of you. The people that are trying so hard in their life to make you have a good future. You should pay attention to them more. I highly recommend this anime to be watched, don't listen to those who hate it,it is definitely an anime you must TRY. Could not expect more from the author of Gantz. A 9/10
this anime is amazing
God what a enjoyement in 2 episodes thats it
the first one was very good I love it
in the second was amazing with the sory and character damn
I will say its a amazing anime I will give him 8
I will talk about it when he ends
I am gonna watch a loot of animes in this fall and see what the best for this day
I will sure tell that Inuyashiki was the surprise of this fall of course
Him and the anime what his name Mahoutsukai no Yome its good one watch this two tell me what you preferd
The second episode of Inuyashiki does an absolutely emphatic job of dismantling all of the intrigue generated by its premiere, with about all the subtlety of a bulldozer in doing so.
The idea of an anime centered around a protagonist in his later stage of life was inherently interesting to me, just for how unusual a thing it was. Inuyashiki's premiere episode, for all the faults it did have, still did an effective enough job at setting the table for what appeared to be a story of an innately sympathetic character having to traverse a world where his place in it had just been completely turned
Then the second episode comes along in extinguishes every last smoldering ember of that goodwill with what essentially amounts to a prolonged showcase of torture porn. A genuinely well-written or well-directed sequence in anime, or in any medium, can make you uncomfortable. It can be done for dramatic effect, as Re:Zero was capable of pulling off numerous times, or for comedic effect, drawing upon a title such as Prison School, as an example.
Inuyashiki's second episode is a far cry from either of those things. It's schlock, plain and simple, meant to shock and disgust the viewer in place of providing anything in the vein of actually compelling content. There's nothing deep or meaningful about any of the scenes which play out over the duration of the episode, but merely a psychotic refrain that I can only imagine is meant to appeal to those who share a number of traits with the middle school kids we see in the premiere episode.
Please, to any even halfway-intelligent reader, don't confuse what this second episode wound up being - torture porn - for something actually resembling a meaningful psychological drama.