The official website for the upcoming anime adaptation of Hiroya Oku’s Inuyashiki manga began streaming a promotional video which reveals the main cast and opening theme song on Friday. Rock band MAN WITH A MISSION will be performing the opening theme song titled “My Hero.”
The anime series will premiere on October 12 on Fuji TV’s Noitamina block. Here’s the first promotional video:
The first character designs for the main cast was revealed and includes:
Inuyashiki is a Japanese science fiction manga series written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku. Inuyashiki debuted in the January 2014 issue of Kodansha’s seinen manga magazine, Evening. As of May 2017, nine compilation volumes have been published.
Inuyashiki Ichiro is an elderly, friendless man with an uncaring family. One fateful day he is struck by a mysterious explosion in a public park, which is of extraterrestrial origin, and his body is replaced by an incredibly powerful, but still outwardly human, mechanical body. He quickly realizes the extent of his body’s powers, and after saving a homeless man being beaten by a pack of teenagers, he decides to dedicate himself to doing good, using his powers to heal those with incurable diseases and fight crime.
However, a teenager who was with him at the time of the explosion, Shishigami Hiro, had the same fate as Ichiro, but unlike Inuyashiki, Shishigami becomes a sociopath who uses his new found abilities to murder classmates he dislikes and innocent people, including young children, just for amusement. His acts of cruelty brings him the attention of the police, who can do nothing to stop him, and it does not take long for Hiro to become the most wanted criminal in the country. The series then keeps following these two different individuals who once shared the same, bizarre experience, as their paths are destined to clash, and in the end, their ultimate fates.
Source: Inuyashiki official website