Inuyashiki (film)

Inuyashiki (いぬやしき) is a Japanese film based on the manga series of the same name. The film premiered on April 20, 2018 and it is the first of the planned "Miracle Man" Trilogy. Inuyashiki is directed by Shinsuke Sato and stars Noritake Kinashi, Takeru Satoh, Fumi Nikaidō and Kanata Hongō.

Directed byShinsuke Sato
Produced byHirotsugu Usui
Written byHiroshi Hashimoto
Based onInuyashiki
by Hiroya Oku
Music byYutaka Yamada
CinematographyTarō Kawazu
Edited byTsuyoshi Imai
Distributed byToho
Release date
  • 10 April 2018 (2018-04-10) (Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival)
  • 20 April 2018 (2018-04-20) (Japan)
Running time
127 minutes


Ichiro Inuyashiki, finds himself unable to protect his family, and facing various problems in his home and work life. He has no friends, and is treated poorly by his wife and family. He meets a small dog on the street, which unexpectedly leads him to a park where he is accidentally killed by a crash-landing alien force. To apologize for accidentally killing him, the alien force reconstructs him, changing his body into a highly sophisticated machine that gives him superhero-like powers, with offensive powers and the ability to fly. He also discovers he has the power to heal illnesses which he uses to heal some people, including some who are terminally ill.

However, at the same time, a teenage school boy named Hiro Shishigami also inherited the powers due to being in the impact zone, and was reconstructed as well with similar powers to Ichiro. He initially kills an innocent family, and attempts to kill Ichiro as well, but only manages to temporarily incapacitate him. Ichirō meets a young friend, Andō Naoyuki who is aware of Hiro's powers and has seen them work. He helps Ichirō understand his powers, and helps him to hone them. Even so, Ichiro is still very amateurish with his abilities.[1]

While initially still working out how to use his powers, Hiro is attacked by police and kills a number of them. Following the murder of Shion Watanabe, his girlfriend and the only person left close to him, Hiro goes mad with rage randomly attacking people in Japan, until Ichiro fights and defeats him. Hiro escapes the battle seriously wounded and believed destroyed. He reappears at Andō's house, waiting in his room. Andō admits that he's afraid of Hiro, but also that he's still his friend and is happy he's still alive. Embarrassed by his emotional display, Andō turns away to show Hiro a game on his computer and Hiro silently flies off from the room's balcony while Andō is preoccupied.[2]


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