From the moment this show started, I or we all knew that something is special about the aesthetics of the show, from the visuals to the awesome music.
Ichirou Inuyashiki is the average grandfather whose inabilities have caused his own family to abandon him, leaving him on his own, and together with an unknown teenager by the name of Hiro Shishigami onto a hill, where an unknown space object hits both of them, and the result is the epitome of both good and evil respectively, in cyborg form, that will change their lives forever.
A complete adaptation of the manga of the same name by Gantz creator
Oku Hiroya, you'd expect the awesomeness of the manga's offerings to be replicated onto the screen. And what we got was the exact same treatment and more, and this show's plot will always keep you on your toes on what to expect for more.
Ichirou Inyashiki may look like he has nothing to offer, but through the cyborg form, his bad-ass tolerancy for evil is without a doubt instigating and a risk-taking measure to see light at the end of the tunnel. His righteousness elevated by the cyborg form is honestly what I was expecting out of the amazing show, which actually uses character development for the first few episodes, and it shines through.
Hiro Shishigami is the adverse, the punk who will go out of his way to help friends, but also being sinister at the same time. At first, his character too so nothing of significance but because of the cyborg form, he is unrelenting than your average bully.
This show excels at its characters, and tells the story through their lives, fighting against each other and whatnot, which makes the overall plot very compelling to watch.
To be honest, MAPPA has always excelled at their aesthetics to entice viewers to watch their shows, and the formula replicates with Inuyashiki. Always hit after hit (if you count Kakegurui as one (which I do)), and the visuals deliver with the utmost sense of realism that you're watching this in real form, an unknown measure that works well and accelerates at a brisk pace. Both the art and animation truly delivers the Gantz experience with what this show was intended to do, and it's a heck of a job well done.
The OST is VERY noteworthy. The OP, "My Hero" from Man With A Mission, is godly and freaking hell enjoyable to listen to. Like last season's Princess Principal, the song is mostly in English which sound like a charm and show how dramatic the action is that always comes at the very least unexpected. OP of the season and the year? YOU BET SO!!!
The ED too is really well done, fading away from the dark aesthetics and calming down from the action to a cool finish, and also a delight to listen to. All these hammered by the BGM makes this show an endearing watch overall.
Verdict (after Ep 4):
All of its highlights are here. I know some people don't care for this show since we have our differentiated opinions. As for myself, I truly enjoyed episode after episode, which builds the tension while sometimes breaking away from the action to deliver a one-punch experience. All thanks to MAPPA for another breathtaking and awesome job, and sticking with fans to the end.
**WARNING! THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS, INCLUDING THE ENDING OF THIS SERIES. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.**
HOLD IT! Before you go complain in my profile because I've given this a 5, let me explain. I'll focus on the good parts of this show before criticising it. Let's get on with it, shall we?
Also, I'd like to point out this review is mainly towards the work itself, not only the anime because it's currently still going on, and I want to give my point of view as someone who already knows where the original story is going. If the anime shifts away from the intended plot of
the manga then you may stop reading this review after its first paragraphs, in which I'll discuss about the anime and not what comes after it.
Inuyashiki has a really interesting, innovative premise. An old man who's leading an average, miserable life, has a family who doesn't care about him, works hard everyday and finds no joy in living. He... gets killed by an UFO alongside an edgy boyo and the aliens rebuild him as an unstoppable, invincible machine capable of saving or ending the world. He sees a chance of redemption after this fortuitous event and decides that he'll be using his powers to do good. But, oh noes! The edgy boyo instead wants to use his new mechanic body to slaughter as many people as he wishes. Can our geezer stop the kid before it's too late? Will he find happiness? Will he finally feel... alive?
So far, the animation has been good. The 3D parts however a little hit or miss: sometimes they're horribly clunky, as shown in episode 4, sometimes they're very well made like the ones in the OP. The art style is alright, I don't have any particular opinion about it.
The music is on point. Again, no strong opinion about it but I'm absolutely digging the opening theme. The VA'ing is well executed.
Overall, the anime so far has been reasonably good and if it derails from the original story I can see myself give it a 7. The first part of this review is now over and if the anime indeed goes a different direction from the manga you can stop reading as this'll be my final verdict on the show. It's a good anime, I recommend!
**WARNING: I shall now talk about Inuyashiki as a whole and not as an unfinished anime. This part will contain huge spoilers including the ending so read it at your own risk.**
**ANOTHER WARNING: I mean it, I'm gonna talk about how Inuyashiki ends and you don't want to know that.**
I love the premise of this series, I really do. But the mangaka handled it really, REALLY poorly. What presents itself as the touching story of the emotive development of an old, broken man turns into a random, stale gore fest with an atrocious ending. Indeed, this might have the worst ending ever conceived. Not to mention every character that is not Inuyashiki is underdeveloped, uninteresting and bland. I shall dedicate a paragraph to discussing the characters.
Inuyashiki is easily the best character in this and the only one I could ever like in here. But the problem is... we don't see much of him in the entire story! After a while, the antagonist, Hiro Shishigami, takes over as the "protagonist" and the person of Inuyashiki just doesn't grow anymore. We'll see random bits of him here and there, but nothing memorable or that expands his personality. To you anime only people who don't mind spoilers and are currently reading this, don't expect any further character growth for him unless they drastically change the story. On the other hand, Shishigami arguably gets even more screen time than the protagonist (!) but it just doesn't go anywhere! We don't get to know why he's a cruel, tasteless, merciless idiot and right till the very end of the manga we just see him kill more, and more, and more, AND MORE people. That's it. He just kills people and Inuyashiki does nothing about it. The other characters of this series are completely forgettable, in fact I don't know the names of any of them. The only memorable mention is that girl that for no reason falls in love with Shishigami, and he decides to not kill her for no reason as well.
"No reason". Get used with this expression, because everything in the latter stages of the series happens for... no reason! Shishigami randomly kills a lot of people, Inuyashiki doesn't do anything about it, and eventually they fight. The fight is cool... but it too doesn't go anywhere. It was useless, yes. And after that fight... Donald Trump announces that the Earth will be destroyed by a meteor, society collapses, Inuyashiki decides to sacrifice himself to stop the meteor but Shishigami shows up, sacrifices himself STILL for no reason; it's not enough so Inuyashiki dies as well to protect the Earth, the meteor explodes, all are happy and merry. The end.
All of this happens so suddenly, for no reason (!) in the last volume, after all that useless carnage done by Shishigami. Such a tremendous way to end a series, to say the least. And that's it really, what could have been a great work just ends up being bad in almost every regard.
FULL, COMPLETE SCORES OF INUYASHIKI:
Sound: I don't know listen to what you want while reading manga
Most of the current reviews are due to watching few episodes instead of the being up to date so I'd advise reading this review first and/or not being able to handle real world situations that aren't graphic but touch on sensibilities.
This series has 2 protagonists; it's essentially showing you how a good person vs an evil person would handle becoming a god and what happens when they figure out each others existence. The beginning episodes are meant to highlight their intents and their sense of purpose or malice. It's essentially a take on if god and the devil were both on earth and showing the
chaos and miracles that ensue. The characters are written extremely well; you truly get a sense for their personality, morals etc. in the first two episodes. The art and sound are both top tier; but the art isn't on the level of lets say magus bride or houseki no kuni. The sound also has some instances where a simple musical piece would enhance it big time but it's not lacking; just not top end.
Overall this is a seinen show and if you want a 2 dimensional anime instead of something where you actually have to find meaning in, instead of it being shoved in your face. It's both beautiful and brutal so I'd watch the first three episodes and make your decision(you'll get a feel for what to expect and how good will truly be good and evil will be evil and make you feel disgust). From there you should get a pretty good feel for how the plot is going to be told. It will make you feel human watching it; the purpose is to turn you off from violent scenes instead of glorifying them like most generic shows do. If anything it's about how you as a human react and truly asking yourself "what would I do given these powers" and truly thinking instead of saying "x is bad I'd be a hero" truly think. During the most recent episode just putting yourself in the position of either character; the choices you'd have to make will not just impact you but every one around you and weigh heavily on you.
Overall it's worth watching 3 episodes if you can handle adult themes; this is an anime that's rated 17+ for a reason so younger viewers shouldn't start it if they can't handle suggestive themes like lets say, graphic violence, sexual themes, drug usage, psychological themes and emotional distress.
TLDR; if you can handle big boy topics it's good; if you don't want to be exposed to them don't. This means being able to handle touchy subjects and seeing them from others perspectives.
Appalling -is what I'd say if I had to sum up this show in a single word.
Luckily, there's just the fitting rating of MAL I can bestow upon this garbage.
The story so far is about some Anime-esque super-advanced life-forms accidentally killing two humans beings in, where else, Japan(!), then trying to right their mistake by rebuilding them...into overpowered sci-fi robots with an arsenal of weaponry capable of mass-destruction because whythefucknot.
In the future; they'll likely beat the shit out of each other, collateral damage pro bono.
The two main characters;
on one hand we have a nice but worthless old man whom nobody likes possibly due to the
fact his balls dried up with old age to the point he's incapable of even opening his mouth to voice his needs or, you know, act like a parent and slap the bitch out of his ungrateful children (WHERE IS VIOLENCE WHEN I NEED IT), and so he is pretty much pushed around by everyone.
Oh, and he has terminal cancer, because the author decided I *must* feel bad for him.
Now the idea wouldn't have been THAT bad by itself; if only I've known the guy for more than a couple of minutes to be able to empathize with him, after all I'm sure there's a very good reason for him to have the willpower of a drug addict.
Instead it was spoon fed...no, it was shoved down my throat, sad piano music in the background and all.
Also his voice actor...Oh Jesus. I can't imagine how he got the role. Bribery? Protection? Blackmail? Whatever the reason, he's bloody awful at acting like an old man, it's unbelievable. He sounds like he's barely past his teens, for God's sake, who thought it was a good idea to use him?!
On the other hand, we have the "polar opposite" of this useless old man in the form of a young schoolboy, who brutally murders strangers for fun. Yes, that's pretty much his motivation. Again, I'm not sure how I'm supposed to empathize with a bunch of randomly selected unknown victims (though Random Victim No.4 almost made me feel something), or why I'd hate the *obviously evil guy* for doing *obviously evil deeds* for the sake of gore porn. Because that's pretty much what it is; his "ideals", his "reasons", nothing but excuses for mindless visual violence in 1080p, something for us to jerk off to. Such shallow, one dimensional characters, such piss-poor writing, such horrid storytelling, all of it serves absolutely no other purpose
than to bring us our beloved gore porn.
Random/side/support characters are no different either, they act exactly how this bullshit of a story demands it.
Random delinquents beat random strangers to death (or so they think) and they act like it's the most natural thing to do, they even laugh it off, to demonstrate how evil they are. Epitome of drama.
Family doesn't value the old man because we're supposed to feel sorry for the guy, because that's what the story demands. Applause, that's how it's done!
Random strangers are evil because that's what the story demands,
and I should sympathize with evilguy14's victims, because unlike most characters, they happen to be innocent souls who deserve better...because THAT is what the story demands. And also I have to watch it in great detail because reasons.
So, characters 0, story 0, visuals are adequate (especially during parts involving, you know, BLOOD), audio 0, pretty much whole of it is garbage, and I have absolutely no clue how it got a rating of >8, but it's very disappointing to say the least.
Long story short.... this is based on manga made by the same person who wrote Gantz. And the author of the original has a problem - he is unable to properly portray normal people + has a huge fascination with bullying scenes and display of power being used to abuse someone in the worst way possible.
Basically, there are two types of characters in many scenes - some menacing threatening all powerful villain (for current scene, anyway) with smug expression on their face, and then some person in the process of being abused - usually in a state of teary mess -
with tears, runny nose, sweats, etc, looking all pathetic.
And this stuff isn't really fun. Because when some sort of confrontation happens between characters in the series, they ALWAYS jump into those two stereotypes, meaning there are a lot of scenes that are pretty much abuse/torture porn.
The next problem is that when abuse scene starts, the author doesn't really know where to draw the line. Meaning if there's a rape or murder involved it can happen onscreen. This is basically, lack of taste and inability to discern when an on-screen scene is necessary or if it is possible to shock the viewer with implications of something that happened off-screen and fridge logic (which can be more horrific). This problem of the author resulted in extremely poorly done episode #2, which is cringe-worthy and bad overall.
However, on some rare occasions where the author finally sees the light in the end of the tunnel and snaps out of his bad habits, there are occasional nice moment. First episode has several good examples of this.
With all that in mind, the anime greatly suffers from poor writing, and poorly written characters. Inuyashiki himself, for example, most believable when he doesn't say anything. As long as he start speaking up, he doesn't really give an impression of a real person.
Basically, the show starts with a somewhat interesting premise in the first episode, and with an unusual main character - an old man. However, it ruins the show in second episode with poorly executed shock content sequence which is pretty much "torture porn", is handled rather tastelessly, holds no real value and adds very little to the story. All things considered, it looks like the show will continue throwing "horrifying" or "shocking" scenes at the viewer one after another. Which is just a poor writing.
And this is sad.
Interesting first episode, and massive potential behind the primary idea. Poorly written second episode with pointless shock content all over the place which is handled rather tastelessly.
Decent visuals, hand-drawn anime assisted by CG assets, similar to Ajin, Sidonia no Kishi, seikai suru kado, etc. However, visual assets - cg ones - are poorly executed compared to the other shows I mentioned. The computer parts looks clearly CG, meaning they do not blend properly with backgrounds. They are okay, but could've been done better.
Does its job but nothing amazing.
The main protagonist is sympathetic, and very well portrayed in the first episode. However, main antagonist and people the antagonist interact with are poorly done and are uninteresting.
To be fair, it is something like 6/10 for the first episode, and 2/10 for the second. Due to poor handling of violence and shock content.
Well, at the moment I think a decent idea would be to watch the first episode and drop the show. Based on two episodes it looks like the idea will be to throw more and more horrifying and shocking scenes at the viewer, and that's just cheap.
So, so far it is a disappointment and there are better animes out there. I'll probably give it a try for a few more episodes, and if it doesn't improve, I will drop it.
If you mixed Kill Bill and Deathnote, this anime would be the result.
This is the kind of anime that gives you hope in the future of mankind. I was brought to tears on multiple occasions because of how much I liked the main character.
The main character in this series is an old man, and he all the sudden gains superpowers. It’s so refreshing to see an action/superhero anime where the protagonist isn’t some stupid, overly eager, big headed, wants to be hokage/leader of the pirates, teenager.
Aside from how much I like the main character, this anime is just out of this world cool. There
are epic fight scenes, emotional high risk scenarios, and revenge scenes that are just extremely satisfying.
Inuyashiki is a good anime. It is not one of the best, but I think it's worth of your time.
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The story is convincing. It's about 2 men that get exploded by some alien beigns (which should have been more explored) that give them super powers by turning them into machines. So far so good. One of the characters goes to the dark side of the force and the other tries his best to save people. They both have the premisses of 'wanting to feel alive, feel human'. And are well constructed.
The thing I like the most, or at least
that got my attention is that they break almost all the patterns seen in animes in general. The main character, the good one, is an old man who nobody cares, not even his family and the evil one is a young, well related and loved high-school boy. I think picking and old man for an action anime is a risk to take, specially if you consider the public. And they show how it doesn't matter where you live or how people treat you, what really matters is who you are (or at least try hard to be), because bad things happen to everyone.
The only clichés happen in the murder or tragedy parts to chock the viewers.
I don't like 3D animations in general and this one specially has a quite poor animation, in the 3D parts it gets even worse. Things are all robotic here - pun intended haha.
Sound is ok, intro is bad, but ending is good. The only thing I didn't like was the seiyuu they picked for the old man, since his voice doesn't sound old. Screamings seem forced as well.
This is a good piece, but is not the one for me. The dark parts seem to shock me too much, I'm very sensitive when it's about psycho murderers.
By the time I´m writing this review, only 8 episodes have aired, so my opinion is subject to change.(Feel free to disagree with me, as this is the first review I have ever written and you may think whatever you want).
Starting from the story, the development of the characters are visible from the start of the series till now, both in strength and psychologically. We are shown ambiguous characters, with no "good" nor "evil", as they acknowledge their mistakes and learn from them. From a philosophy standpoint, there are intriguing reasons why every action by the main cast is done.
The art in Inuyashiki
is expressive and shows some characters´s faces can look good, and still look like a human being, not like the usual trend of drawing people whose faces are are distinguishable only by their hair, eye color and age. The direction is also impeccable.
Not much to say about this aspect, only that it fits very well. MAN WITH A MISSION´s "My Hero" is a very well made and skillfully put together OP too, that also fits perfectly the show itself.
The characters are likable, interesting, and relatable with each one´s personality being completely different, the incredible stress that is put under the mind of the characters that undergo the transformations that occur in the series leads to amazing an amazing character development, really worth of praise.
Inuyashiki´s story is one of the most unpredictable and genuinely fun to watch stories that i've watched(in anime) for a long time. It is a joy to look forward to a new episode every week, wondering what surprising events will take place in the next one.
This is an interesting story told masterfully, and I reccomend this to anyone that likes supernatural or sci-fi stories, regardless if you like Anime or not.
Inuyashiki is a pathetic old man with cancer and no friends. Realizing that his family doesn't love him and his only true companion in life is a dog that he kidnapped off the street, He decides to run through the park crying like a bitch. Where plot happens and he along with someone else is transformed into one of the most disgustingly inept super hero's in existence.
Later on we get introduced to Shishigami who's basically the polar opposite of Inuyshiki. Instead of having being a kind-hearted old man who enjoys helping people Shishigami is a self-centered god damn millennial that revels in destruction and
jacks off to one piece hentai.
This anime centers around the drastically different ideologies Of both characters despite how simplistic their moral systems are both characters contrast one another nicely and neither of the characters come off as cartoonish.
If the godawful animation of this show doesn't make your eyes roll out of your skull and pray for death then you should give this anime a watch. The sound track is amazing and the show is extremely efficient at building tension.
Inuyashiki is a simple show.There is a Villain with Superpowers that kills people and against him is a Hero with Superpowers that protects people,BUT...Inuyashiki is Different. That is because the hero is an old ,sick and weak man.At 58 years of age Inuyashiki Ochirous life is a big dissapointment.No one gives him respect ,even not his family . He is diagnosed with cancer and doesn't have much long to live . At this hard situation he is granted with a gift of Becoming a Cyborg.Now he can fight,cure diseases and more ... but he is not the only one who becomes a
Cyborg, A high school student named Shishigami Hiro is granted with this power too,But he uses his powers to kill.
Inuyashiki has a good story and pretty good characters, with Hiro being a lot more Interesting for me. He cares for his Mother and his friend , so he shows a human side along with his monstrous one.
The art is amazing in Inuayshiki and really fun to watch.
The sound is not as great as the art...I didn't like the sound of this anime and that is the weak link in Inuayshiki.
Overall,Until now this series is a very enjoyable , With good action and nice Enviroment,I recommend it to action fans but also for those who are not. This is a simple show to just watch and have a good time with.
Inuyashiki is an odd show by today's shonen standards. Looking at the show's synopsis, I wasn't sure how the show would progress with an old man as the protagonist. Well, was I pleasantly surprised.
The story takes place in a typical Japanese city, where our protagonist, Inuyashiki Ichirou is down on his luck. However, one day, he is miraculously transformed into a "cyborg" and, decides to become a hero of justice. Despite it seemingly a generic and typical premise, it just works. One issue with the story I find is that the pacing is a little sporadic. It feels rushed and fast paced in
the beginning, but drastically slows down in the middle of the show. A lot of issues with how the story and how its world is fleshed out. There any many moments where plot-convenience situations occur, and disrupts the realism of the show.
The show's shining aspect to it is it's use of art and sound in creating a down-to-earth show. Using voice actors that sound like humans, unlike most other shows, and having an odd art style that, although causing many characters to look somewhat unappealing, truly feels refreshing and realistic. It's as this happened in real life.
Speaking of realism, the way the show portrays its characters is nothing short of brilliance. The antagonist, Hiro, is similar to Inuyashiki's scenario, both have been transformed into a robotic machine, however he has gone down the route of chaos and murder. Yet both Inuyashiki and Hiro have the same reason for their actions - to feel human in their robotic body. This core idea ties them together, and creates deep, three-dimensional characters. The show spends much needed time on characterising them - how Hiro likes Jump manga (especially One Piece), and how Inuyashiki likes pets and hates the violence and evil in the world. This method of making the characters relatable make them feel human. Many of the show's minor characters make you feel sympathetic for their situations. Nearly crying over someone I've seen for 10 minutes is impressive, and it's all due to how relatable and realistic the characters are.
The overarching theme of the show can be seen of a subversion nature. It's not cookie-cutter good vs evil, Inuyashiki vs Hiro, as both characters had shown both good and evil. It's not a story about prevailing justice or corrupt evil, but a story of finding your human side. The writers clearly tried to show how good and evil aren't necessarily opposites, but the same in unity.
Overall, the show is quite a piece. If you're into horror, or just want some dark action, this show is the one you want to watch. Full of gore, feelsy moments and relatable human characters, this show is a must watch.
Eh wew hey episode 4 .... Actually not only episode 4 this anime is pretty weird and different, storywise , characterwise, animation is different too.
Well im not gonna write too much about it because just as i wrote above its so different but since i decided to write a review let me tell a few things and it will contain some spoilers, if you dont want show to get spoiled then you better take your time and watch all 4 episodes because its really hard to describe this anime in my opinion but i can say most of the manga/anime fans can bear
with at least 2-3 episode of this anime.
So here i go:
1-İ didnt like MC which is an old loser
2-This anime is the second fall season anime that had netorare action in it, well thanks god it didnt happen in this one. No comment :D
3-Story doesnt give a message which might not be important to you at all
4-İ guess this is what 3D CG called but it doesnt fit into settings.
5-Last of all if old people and young people would live in seperate countries im sure old people country would use this anime for propaganda, i hope you get me because i felt fucking offensed (21 y.o.)
İ think thats all for now but those elements are the reason why i think this show is kinda unique and different as much as i couldnt review it good enough for you guys but i think its because it is still episode 4 and being different and unique is not bad at all, there is not so many bullshit unlike some other shows. Aaaaand i hope you enjoy anime and found my review useful.
Inuyashiki does show a lot of promise in the 4 episodes that it currently has. The characters are pretty interesting, there's two main ones and they're basically polar opposites. The "good side" of the two is supposed to be liked by the viewer because of his sweet and gentle nature, one that is expected of an elder man who just wants to help people. The other is supposed to be disliked because, well, he's evil. He does what an evil man should do, along with all the minor antagonists who also appear, and get rightfully punished by the old man. The characters are really intriguing
to see, especially because we have an older man as a protagonist, which is a rare sight. I'm looking forward to how the two main characters develop as the anime goes on.
As for the plot, it's just as interesting as the characters, and even more so straight forward. Each episode shows a good scene and a bad one, each corresponding to one of the main characters. The bad scenes are the main focus, because they show the wicked deeds of man, and we're supposed to feel pained by it all. Overall, pretty decent in this department.
Moving on to the sound and animation. The OP and ED are very enjoyable songs to listen to, and I love how most of the OP has english lyrics, something I don't see much often. The ED is also enjoyable, but in a more relaxing type of way, as opposed to the rock theme of the OP. Both are good, though. Regarding the animation, I actually really thought it fit well with the anime. Usually, 3D and CGI type of animation in anime is a major turn-off for an audience, but there's a few cases where it's good as it is, and that is Inuyashiki. The animation fit well with what is being presented. If you don't agree, then watch for yourself.
Overall, I think Inuyashiki shows promise, and I hope it delivers. At the moment, i'll be giving it a 7/10, but if it gets any better in the future, then i'll consider upping that score. But for now, I'll be sticking around with this anime and watching it to the end. I suggest you should too, and if you're wondering if I'm recommending this, then yes. I am. Beware, though, because this is not for the faint of heart. There's some scenes where it's just totally messed up, but that's what makes me so invested in this.
I first discovered Inuyashiki while looking for something new to read. At the time only about 30-40 chapters had been released. After reading these, I read new chapters every two weeks they got released.
I was very skeptical about the anime, I wasn't sure how the source material would translate to animation. Of course, I was wrong. It translates incredibly well. It might be because it has been a while since I first read the manga but I feel like I'm going into it with a fresh perspective in terms of the story and characters.
Inuyashiki is the title of the main character. A man who is
old before his time, his family don't care about him. He is very emotional, very often breaking into tears over anything.
He receives terrible news just to add onto the terrible life. However, he is bestowed an gift quite literally by accident. The viewers discover his abilities along with him.
I like Inuyashiki because of the absurd idea that an old man is practically on par with most manga/anime characters out there. I can't help but laugh when I see the situations he gets into, not because it's bad, but the idea that it's an old man getting into them. The characters themselves laugh at the idea. I enjoy that he gets very emotional whenever something good or bad happens, showing that he's just an incredibly lovable shmuck.
Of course, there's Hiro. A high school student who happened to be at the same place at the same time as the titular character. Hiro is the polar opposite. Ever since the incident, he acts cold with disregard to just about everyone around him.
He takes lives for fun, believing that his "gift" has taken away his humanity and that he doesn't care about the actions he does.
Again, I like this character. I like the two sides it shows between them. On one hand, you have someone who uses his new powers for the upmost good, saving people, beating bad guys etc. and then you have the other one who is just completely evil, actually doing "eeny meany miney mo" when choosing who to kill.
The anime is very faithful to the source material, even surprising me. The mix between 2D and CGI is very good, putting the recent Berserk adaption to shame (but then again, that's not very hard.)
I look forward to the rest of the series and seeing how the later events translate into animation.
First of all i want to say i watched Elfen lied and loved it even if i found it disturbing. Inuyashiki has more disturbing characters and fiction that torture you and make you prepared for the “great hero”. Anime is great at making innocent people so innocent and evil too evil. Even if there is such exaggeration it didnt bother me because still its in acceptable level. It has some mystery about the power that our hero (grandpa) has which is also make you watch but its not the main concern in this 4 episodes. Shortly
it become too disturbing to watch but if you can endure it you will feel pleased.
The story is absolutely amazing. I love the contrast between the protagonist and the antagonist. The protagonist is an old man who is a compassionate and lovely person. On the other hand, we have Hiro, a cold blooded psycho who doesn't care about anything except his family. In my opinion, the anime has a drawing style I don't like that much and sometimes the CGI is used too much plus I am not a fan of CGI either. But still, this anime is DEFINETLY worth watching. I can only recommend it. This is the best anime I've seen so far in 2017.
Like I said this is one of the best shows this season. Every minute of each episode is exciting and they really make you love the old man Mr. Inuyashiki and hate the young man Hiro Shishigami. It’s definitely Seinen action with realistic depictions of actual crimes to the point where it can get downright disturbing beyond the blood and gore in the murder scenes. All of it feels very real and down to earth as if it really occurred in Japan, while still making the outrageousness of these two cyborg characters. It also does a very
good job of transitioning from the life of Mr. Inuyashiki and Hiro Shishigami really well throughout each episode. Overall I give it the score above because I cannot wait to watch this show every week and although it’s not my favorite show or the most profound story I’ve ever seen, it still is a great story.
CHARACTERS: 8/10 – Very Good;
Like I said in the story section, the two main characters are very well developed and introduced, however I feel like some of the characters are missing some central development. Many of the characters who are murdered by Hiro Shishigami are underdeveloped which makes it harder to relate to the attacks that are taking place, however they do very nicely portray the people being murdered as normal people with normal lives. Even if some of them are stereotyped representations, (one of them is a fat dude who browses 2chan,) they are still brought forth in a realistic fashion and you do feel bad when they are killed. But apart from side characters being a little more ignored, it is really good character writing and development. So that is why I give it the score above.
ART AND ANIMATION: 6/10 – Fine;
This show really does good character designs, even at times reminding me of shows like Death Note. However this show relies on CGI way too heavily when going through the cyborg scenes. And although the CGI at times is really nicely done and conveys the characters’ emotions well, it sticks out and doesn’t blend very well with the rest of the world. The fight scenes however are on-point with my favorite being Mr. Inuyashiki’s run in with the Yakuza at their hideout. Overall it’s good when it’s a normal scene but the CGI is too overused and that rubs me sort of the wrong way at times. So that is why I give it the score above.
SOUND: 5/10 – Average;
The OP is really nice and it’s one of the OPs I actually listen to the entire duration of because it is really nice. And while the songs fit the scenarios, the music is pretty forgettable and doesn’t linger in my head hours after I watch the show. Which is alright since it IS just a Seinen action show, but nonetheless it is why I gave it the score above.
ENJOYMENT: 7/10 – Good;
Like I said I am eager to come back every week to tune into this show. It’s one of the best shows this season and I look forward to more episodes releasing. (There are only 5 left until the finale.) I totally recommend it to people looking for a gory action show while at the same time having engaging likable (or hatable) characters that live in a very realistic Japan. It’s nothing too special and isn’t for everyone, but I do recommend you give it a watch. The only reason I don’t give it higher is because some of the murder scenes aren’t the most enjoyable personally, so that is why I give it the score I did above.
OVERALL: 8/10 – Very Good;
It’s no masterpiece by any means but is a really compelling violent edgy lol mature drama show. I think people who like shows like Attack on Titan and Death Note and similar shows will like this one and, as a fan of Shounen/Seinen action myself, this one was a really good one. Each story is very memorable, the characters are pretty believable but sometimes they are a bit stereotypical and trope-y, but overall it’s an exciting show with a live action movie coming out next year (looking forward to that one). All of the things I have listed is why I give it the score above.
This series has 2 protagonists; it's essentially showing you how a good person vs an evil person would handle becoming a god and what happens when they figure out each others existence. The beginning episodes are meant to highlight their intents and their sense of purpose or malice. It's essentially a take on if god and the devil were both on earth and showing the chaos and miracles that ensue. The characters are written extremely well; you truly get a sense for their personality, morals etc. in the first two episodes. The art and sound are both top tier; but the art isn't on the
level of lets say magus bride or houseki no kuni. The sound also has some instances where a simple musical piece would enhance it big time but it's not lacking; just not top end.
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