From the director ofMind GameandThe Night is Short, Walk On Girl,new filmInu-Oh is heading to western theatres, care of GKIDS Films! Featuring character creation by Taiyo Matsumoto (Tekkonkinkreet, Ping Pong the Animation), and vocal work by Avu-Chan (Queen Bee),Inu-Oh is a rock opera that takes place in the 14th-century. Director Yuasa has been described as “one of the most creatively unbridled minds in all of modern animation” by IndieWire, and he looks to make a statement on artistic freedom and the power of music with this film.
Born to an esteemed family, Inu-oh is afflicted with an ancient curse that has left him on the margins of society. When he meets the blind musician Tomona, a youngbiwapriest haunted by his past, Inu-oh discovers a captivating ability to dance. The pair quickly become business partners and inseparable friends as crowds flock to their electric, larger-than-life concerts. But when those in power threaten to break up the band, Inu-oh and Tomona must dance and sing to uncover the truth behind their creative gifts.
-GKIDS Films Synopsis
Inu-Ohhits theatres August 12. This writer was a big fan ofThe Night is Short, Walk On Girland this movie is shaping up to be just as exciting.
Head over to GKIDS’ official website for the film to get notifications on when tickets are available, and check out the trailer below!