The official web site for Masaaki Yuasa’s INU-OH, the musical anime characteristic movie of Hideo Furukawa’s Heike Monogatari: INU-OH no Maki (Tales of the Heike: Inu-Oh) novel, unveiled a brand new trailer and a brand new visible for the movie on Tuesday. The trailer reveals the movie’s May 28 opening date, and in addition accommodates the primary dialogue traces from beforehand introduced forged members Tasuku Emoto, Kenjiro Tsuda, and Yutaka Matsushige.

Inu-Oh Anime Film’s Trailer

Emoto, Tsuda, and Matsushige play Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, INU-OH’s father, and Tomona’s father, respectively. Avu-chan of the Queen Bee rock band performs INU-OH, and Mirai Moriyama performs Tomona.

The movie made its world premiere within the 78th Venice International Film Festival in September 2021, and it was the primary 2D Japanese movie to compete within the Venice International Film Festival’s Horizons class. The movie screened on the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), which was held from October to November final yr. The movie gained the Special Distinction Prize within the International Competition – Feature Film class award on the twenty third Bucheon International Animation Festival (BIAF). The movie will display screen on the forty ninth Angoulême Festival on Friday with a Q&A with Yuasa.

GKIDS has licensed the movie, and it describes the movie’s story:

Inu-Oh is born with distinctive bodily traits, and the horrified adults cowl each inch of his physique with clothes, together with a masks on his face. One day, he meets a boy named Tomona, a blind biwa participant, and as Tomona performs a fragile music of tangled destiny, Inu-Oh discovers an unimaginable skill to bop.

Inu-Oh and Tomona grow to be enterprise companions and inseparable buddies, utilizing their artistic items to outlive on the margins of society, as music after music achieve them notoriety and propel them to stardom. Through the songs, Inu-Oh mesmerizes his audiences on stage, and progressively begins to remodel into somebody of unequaled magnificence. But why is Tomona blind? Why was Inu-Oh born with distinctive traits? It is a narrative in regards to the friendship of Inu-Oh and Tomona, who dance and sing to get to the reality and break one another’s curse.

Yuasa (DEVILMAN crybaby, Ride Your Wave, Japan Sinks: 2020) directed the movie. Manga creator Taiyo Matsumoto drafted the unique character designs for INU-OH in his second collaboration with Yuasa, who directed the anime of Matsumoto’s Ping Pong manga. Akiko Nogi wrote her first anime movie after scripting such live-action works as I’m a Hero, We Married as a Job!, and Unnatural.

Sources: INU-OH movie’s website, Comic Natalie