A new teaser trailer has arrived for the long-awaited final film from director Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!). The new preview for INU-OH is available in 60- and 30-second versions, and you can dive into both below ahead of the film’s summer premiere in Japan.
INU-OH previously debuted in North America at the 2021 Tokyo International Film Festival. GKIDS plans to screen the movie wider sometime after its Japanese theatrical release. Here’s the official synopsis:
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, Inu-Oh discovers an incredible ability to dance. Inu-Oh 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, Inu-Oh 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.
Via Eiga Natalie