What’s up? It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. TV review time! Lemme introduce an anime show I’ve been watching, INUYASHIKI. No worries. No spoiler.
TV Review: INUYASHIKI
INUYASHIKI is based on manga comics by a well-known writer who previously made his biggest hit called GANTZ. Compare to GANTZ, INUYASHIKI is closer to reality though still pretty much Sci-Fi.
A 58-year-old man, Inuyashiki is diagnosed with terminal cancer and he’s got three months left to live. Without much bond with his family, all he can do is shed tears at the park alone with his little doggy.
Then suddenly a UFO appears and crushes him! He is back alive as if nothing happened. However, he realizes his body has turned into a machine! He starts saving people with the power he’s got but he comes to realize there is another guy who’s got the same power.
It’s a super-hero story but it doesn’t reveal what/who really gave them the power. I like scenes where Inuyashiki struggles figuring how to handle his super power. It gives the same vibe as GANTZ. Well, even if you don’t like GANTZ (bloody and sexual) you could be interested in this one. Still not for kids though. Stay alert.
INUYASHIKI is rather a short series (all 13 episodes). Won’t take too long to watch all. It will be also made into a live action film in 2018. I am afraid of live action stuff based on anime after some titles though…we’ll see.
Hi there, it’s Mr. Wada back on duty. Time for a TV review of….The Laughing Salesman New!
About The Laughing Salesman
The Laughing Salesman (Warau Salesman) is a TV animation made in 1989-93, aired late night due to its content (black humor). Original comic is by Fujiko Fujio A. Compare to his co-writer Fujiko F. Fujio who created Doraemon and other popular kids shows, Fujiko Fujio A. would likely prefer dark stuff like this show.
Moguro Fukuzo the laughing salesman comes and helps to fill people’s loneliness. It anyhow seems to work out first but people always go too far and end up get caught up in desires.
The Original First Episode
The very first episode, entitled “The reliable face,” is available on the official Youtube channel (change country setting at the bottom if necessary). This episode shows how bosses’ life is like. Being stressed with high expectations from people around, the main character reached his limits and just wanted to be free from all pressures. But escaping reality leads to a shocking ending . Caution, the content may be disturbing. Stay alert. It was quite traumatic for small Mr. Wada. It’s in Japanese but you may get it without subtitles.
The Laughing Salesman New
After almost three decades, he is back on TV! It seems a lot way milder than the first series but still got the taste – dark and cynical. Seeing this makes me think things have changed but people haven’t. The world is still full of rotten desires!
How do you find it? It may or may not be your new favorite (I kinda like it now!). If you got a chance, please check it out.