Inuyashiki Last Hero Looks Promising -- What About Season 2?
What would you desire to do if you got superhuman abilities? Some of you would opt to help people, while the others would like to see the world on fire. Inuyashiki is a new sci-fi anime which gives us an inside look at this matter. The series looks promising, and many viewers had a chance to appreciate its storyline and graphics. However, the first season of Inuyashiki will soon come to an end. Therefore, many fans are trying to realize, whether or not MAPPA is going to produce another television adaptation of Inuyashiki? Since there has been no official announcement of Season 2 as of yet, let's try to estimate the odds of this series to get a renewal.
The original manga of the same name contains ten volumes consisting of seventy-three chapters as of now. The ninth volume issued on May 23, 2017, in Japan, went on sale in the United States on October 17, 2017. The manga series is ongoing. Therefore, we think that the show's creators will have lots of source material to produce one more season of Inuyashiki. But also worth noting that there is no reliable information on the number of episodes in the first season of Inuyashiki. According to preliminary data, there would be eleven episodes. If so, we doubt that the MAPPA is going to adapt one volume per episode. At least this would look quite strange. Therefore, we don't think the show's developers will face with a lack of source material.
Additionally, it's worth noting that Inuyashiki has received an excellent response from the target audience. On MyAnimeList, the anime holds a score of 7.95/10 ~ 10,000 votes. The critics were impressed by this new series as well. So, for instance, Casey Defreitas from IGN has rated Inuyashiki at 8 out of 10 stars. The other exciting news is that a live-action film will premiere in 2018. The exact release date is unknown so far, but we'll inform you on the subject.
Summing up, there are only two possible scenarios. The bad one is that the first season + anime film will cover all the volumes of the manga. In that case, Inuyashiki will conclude after just one season. The positive scenario is that all these television and film adaptations will comprise a part of the original manga series. In such a case, we have a chance to see another installment of Inuyashiki. We tend to believe that the second scenario is most possible. Perhaps we are right, or maybe wrong, we will see.
Inuyashiki premiered in October 2017 on Fuji TV. MAPPA Co., Ltd. served as a developer of the television adaptation. AMAZON has acquired the exclusive rights to stream Inuyashiki in Japan and overseas. Anime Strike acted as a licensor of the series in the United States. There has been no official announcement of the second season. To be sure of this, we suggest you visit the official website of the anime series.
What Is Inuyashiki About?
The story focuses on Inuyashiki Ichiro, a 58-year-old lonely businessman, who looks much older due to his tense work and millions of wasted nervous cells. He has no friends and feels a lack of proper care from the side of his family. Additionally to the universal ignore, he was diagnosed with cancer. But one day, he was lucky to find himself in the right place. Due to a sudden explosion in a public park, his body obtained superhuman power. However, outwardly, Inuyashiki looks like an ordinary old man. Thanks to the extraterrestrial intervention, his body now a mechanism. He shortly comprehends the real value of the newly obtained power. As a result, Inuyashiki decides to devote his life to fighting crime and helping suffering people.
However, aside from Inuyashiki, there was another casual passerby, who found himself at the epicenter of the explosion. His name is Shishigami Hiro, and unlike Inuyashiki, he is going to misuse his power. He begins to act like a sociopath, devoting his life to murder and violence. His subsequent behavior brings Shishigami the attention of the police. As a result, he becomes one of the most wanted criminals in the country. But, in spite of this, the police can't cope with Shishigami's power. Thus, the only man capable of resisting Shishigami is Inuyashiki. The story, thereby follows these two opposite personalities, of creator and destroyer.
On the Subject of The Possible Renewal and Release Date for Season 2
As mentioned above, we believe that Inuyashiki would return for Season 2. However, we don't know for sure how the first season ends. The only thing is evident is that we won't see the next season in 2018 and even in the first half of 2019. However, a live-action film adaptation premiered on April 20, 2018. This movie could conclude or extend the franchise. But we still think that there is enough source material for the second season. Another matter is clear that if the second installment will happen, this event takes place at least in 2019. In any case, we are waiting for the official announcement. We will inform you about the exact release date for the upcoming live-action film, as well as about the release date for Inuyashiki Season 2 if the show's creators announce it. Stay tuned for updates.