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Synonyms: Last Hero Inuyashiki
Japanese: いぬやしき
English: Inuyashiki
Spanish: Last Hero Inuyashiki
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 85
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 28, 2014 to Jul 25, 2017
Genres: Drama Drama, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Theme: Gore Gore
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Evening
Authors: Oku, Hiroya (Story & Art)


Score: 7.591 (scored by 2503825,038 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #22922
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #263
Members: 59,705
Favorites: 901

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Ichirou Inuyashiki is an old father worn down by the hardships of life, rendering him helpless and weak. Although he is friendless, unloved by his family, and diagnosed with cancer, he decides to try living his best life and adopts a dog. However, while walking his dog one night, the reality of his hopeless situation settles in and he breaks into sobs in a park. But that sadness is short-lived as an encounter with an extraterrestrial object leaves him with a healthy yet mechanical body. Unsettled by the foreign body and his inability to cry anymore, Inuyashiki starts to believe he has lost his humanity.

However, one night, he saves a homeless man from death, and the sight of the happy and grateful man moves him to tears—proving to him that he is still a human. From that moment onward, Inuyashiki resolves to put his new power to use for the purpose of saving those in need.

Unfortunately, his joy doesn't last for long, for he finds that there is a new threat determined to revel in its own newfound power through horrifying means. Thus, Inuyashiki's mission turns from being a small-time neighborhood hero to a guardian against a thriving monster.

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Inuyashiki was published in English by Kodansha Comics USA from August 25, 2015 to December 19, 2017. It has been published in Italian by Panini Comics under the Planet Manga imprint since October 24, 2015, in Spanish by Milky Way Ediciones, and in Argentinian Spanish by Editorial IVREA.

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Aug 8, 2017
Writing a review for Inuyashiki is hard because my feelings for the story have warped so much since the days I first began reading it a few years ago. It starts out so strong and ends up spiraling out of control midway focusing too much on what I essentially consider "despair porn" chapters and moments.

What drew me into this series was the idea of an elderly protagonist. It's rare in manga to see something like this, as many writers tend to gravitate towards highschool students to try and appeal to their target demographic. Instead what we got was a fascinating view of the life of ...
Oct 14, 2017
Mixed Feelings

The thing about this manga is that it started out pretty interesting.

We have Inuyashiki, a man who hasn't aged as well as you'd hoped. Burdened by the responsibility of being the main breadwinner of the family, a wife who is no longer affectionate with him, a daughter who introduces him as her ''grandpa'' because she's ashamed of how he looks and a son who harbors resentment towards his father because he's being bullied at school (i.e. bullies take his lunch money and pick on him because he doesn’t have enough of it. Though his father is unaware of what his son is dealing ...
Aug 18, 2022
Hiroya Oku's follow-up to Gantz continues his exploration of nihilism in a hyper-real Japan, with an enticing premise and promising protagonist. There's not enough older folk utilised as main characters in manga, and Oku relishes the chance to shove Mr Inuyashiki into excruciating scenarios and to pull him out in cathartic fashion. He's joined by a malevolent antagonist who has a heavy presence all throughout the tale.

Which is a problem. But more about that later. Let me get some positives out of the way.

Oku really nails the banal cruelty of internet comments that you see everywhere online, from 2chan to reddit to MAL itself. We ...

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