Masaaki Yuasa, the director of such acclaimed anime as Devilman Crybaby and Japan Sinks: 2020, has a new film up his sleeve in the form of INU-OH, a period piece about a friendship between a dancer and musician during the 14th century.
Based on Hideo Furukawa's novel “Heike Monogatari: INU-OH no Maki”, Yuasa’s INU-OH is set for a premiere at the 2022 Venice Film Festival with a North American release expected through GKids.
Here’s the first teaser trailer!
Here's the official synopsis for INU-OH along with the international poster!
INU-OH was born with unique physical characteristics, so adults in horror cover every inch of their body with clothing, including a mask on their face. One day, she meets a boy named Tomona, a blind musician from biwa. As Tomona plays a song about tangled fate, INU-OH discovers her incredible ability to dance.
INU-OH and Tomona become inseparable business partners and friends, using their creative gifts to survive on the fringes of society as song after song gain notoriety and rise to stardom. Through the songs, INU-OH hypnotizes his audience on stage and little by little he begins to transform into someone of incomparable beauty. But why is Tomona blind? Why was INU-OH born with unique characteristics? This is a story about the friendship of INU-OH and Tomona, who dance and sing to get to the truth and mutually break their curses.