Title: Inuyashiki: Last Hero
Original Title: いぬやしき
Episodes: 11
Year: 2017
Studio: MAPPA
Directed by: Shūhei Yabuta

Ichirou Inuyashiki is a 58-year-old family man who is going through a difficult time in his life. Though his frequent back problems are painful, nothing hurts quite as much as the indifference and distaste that his wife and children have for him. Despite this, Ichirou still manages to find solace in Hanako, an abandoned Shiba Inu that he adopts into his home. However, his life takes a turn for the worse when a follow-up physical examination reveals that Ichirou has stomach cancer and only three months to live; though he tries to be strong, his family’s disinterest causes an emotional breakdown. Running off into a nearby field, Ichirou embraces his dog and weeps—until he notices a strange figure standing before him.
Suddenly, a bright light appears and Ichirou is enveloped by smoke and dust. When he comes to, he discovers something is amiss—he has been reborn as a mechanized weapon wearing the skin of his former self. Though initially shocked, the compassionate Ichirou immediately uses his newfound powers to save a life, an act of kindness that fills him with happiness and newfound hope.
However, the origins of these strange powers remain unclear. Who was the mysterious figure at the site of the explosion, and are they as kind as Ichirou when it comes to using this dangerous gift?

Starting right off with an opening made by MAN WITH A MISSION is a really good beginning, as they are one of my favorite artists; also they make a cameo on a billboard in one of the episodes (speaking about cameo one of the extras is basically Trump).

The beginning of the anime is really sad and mostly because the initial situation of the protagonist is something that could happen to anybody.

Crude violence is one of the main point of this anime so it couldn’t be suitable to everybody. Even if you know about this, it could come out really unexpected at some point; like I wasn’t totally expecting what happens at the beginning of the fourth episode.
Despite the violence and the seriousness of it there are also some really funny moments.

I’m not a fan of 3D and I prefer a drawing style but I was really impressed and amazed by the animations of all the robotic parts.

The story is generally good with some awesome suspense parts that can leave you breathless, but I have to say that I’ve found the storyline of the boy a bit lacking; this is due to its evolving in the middle part that didn’t convince me much, but near the ending the things are back to being good.

The ending is really beautiful, but the bitter feeling and the sadness that begin this anime also end it.

It is a good anime that I advise you to watch if you like a mature story with violence and crudeness.

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