Sensate Saturday: Inuyashiki by Hiroya Oku

Michael Blaker
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This week for Sensate Saturday I’ve got another Quick Review. It’s Inuyashiki by Hiroya Oku!

Plot Synopsis: Inuyashiki has a family, a wife and two kids, none of which care about him. When he learns that he has only three months to live he realizes that the only one who will miss him is his dog…

Plot: This series is really depressing, and if it weren’t for the fact that I had already prepared for doing this Quick Review in advance prior to the US Presidential Election, I wouldn’t be covering this series. This first chapter is really depressing and frankly if anyone has any mental health issues, especially after this last week, don’t read this series right now. Wait until next summer, before trying this series out. I know I plan to do just that. As this is a series written by the creator of Gantz, I’m expecting a lot of tragedy and heartbreak, though if he kills the dog I will stop reading this series faster than a sinking piece of lead. I’ll probably never read another of his works either, I’m a dog lover so sue me.

Characters: Inuyashiki is a really sad guy, and I feel for him deeply, although I have a family who cares about me, I understand feeling lonely except for your dog. Ironically enough both Inuyashiki and my family have the same breed of dog, the Shiba Inu. They really are smarter than some humans I’ve met, and frankly my favorite character is the dog, Hanako, thus far. The rest of the cast is okay, but really depressing.

Art: The art is amazing, which is to be expected by the guy who made Gantz.

Overall: This looks to be a great series, but I’m going to be holding off until the summer to read this due to it being so depressing as well.

For those who like: Dogs, Older Male Leads, Being Depressed, Amazing Artwork, Great Plot, Fantastic Cast of Characters (really though the dog is awesome.)

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, but especially the Depressed part.

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