The trailer for Masaaki Yuasa’s Inu-Oh dropped on Tuesday revealed the cast, more staff, and an early 2022 opening. The film is a musical anime feature film of Hideo Furukawa’s Heike Monogatari: Inu-Oh no Maki novel. The official website of the film also revealed that the film will make its world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival.
You can watch the trailer down below-
GKIDS which licensed the film, and it describes the film’s story as:
INU-OH is born with unique physical characteristics, and the horrified adults cover every inch of his body with garments, including a mask on his face. One day, he meets a boy named Tomona, a blind biwa player, and as Tomona plays a delicate song of tangled fate, he discovers an incredible ability to dance.
He and Tomona become business partners and inseparable friends, using their creative gifts to survive on the margins of society, as song after song gain them notoriety and propel them to stardom. Through the songs, he mesmerizes his audiences on stage, and gradually begins to transform into someone of unequaled beauty. But why is Tomona blind? Why was INU-OH born with unique characteristics? It is a story about the friendship of INU-OH and Tomona, who dance and sing to get to the truth and break each other’s curse.
The cast includes Avu-chan of the Queen Bee rock band and Mirai Moriyama. Avu-chan will play INU-OH, and Mirai Moriyama will play Tomona. Yuasa will be directing the film.
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Sources: INU-OH film’s website