Inuyashiki Anime Review
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 13, 2017 to Dec 22, 2017
Premiered: Fall 2017
Genres: Action, Drama, Psychological, Sci-Fi, Seinen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Synopsis: 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… (MAL)
I didn’t expect that this series would end up lie that. It felt too sudden and rush. The next thing I know, they’re gone.
Inuyashiki was really enjoyable to watch. The story was really interesting and very engaging. Though the pacing near the end of the series was really bad, it wasn’t really bad.
I really really like the main characters. Even though the 2 of them were the lead protagonists in the series, I only see Hiro’s character getting tremendous growth over the series. Inuyashiki was already an old man, he knows what is right and what is wrong. He was genuinely a really good and kind man. The only thing he needed to improve of his self was the fact that he needs to know how to control his new body. On the other hand, we were able to explore how complicated and simple-minded Hiro was. I don’t want to diagnose him or anything, but yeah, he does have some symptoms of a person with an anti-social personality disorder. But thats just it, just symptoms. He’s a unique individual, and his development all through out the series was very interesting to watch. The other characters too were okay at best, but there weren’t much character development on their part.
The animation though. I think I already mentioned before that I am not liking the CG animation when the MC’s transforms. It looks bad and it doesn’t blend well with the 2D background. I thought that it would improve over time, but uuuugggghhhh…the last few episodes were hard to watch. I can’t unsee the bad animation, especially the fight between Hiro & Inuyashiki. Sigh, I think the animation is the biggest flaw of the series. The CGi was so bad, I am kinda hesitant to recommend this to my casual anime friends. A total disappointment. I do hope when the BD will release, they’ll reanimate it in a better quality.
Overall, this anime was one of the best this season. Its all thanks to the story & the characters. The animation, especially the CGi, was really bad, but deem passable at least.
I recommend this anime to everyone. Everyone can watch this, though the bad CGi still irks me, if you don’t mind that then you’ll definitely enjoy watching this series.
Thanks for reading.