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Experience the Music of Masaaki Yuasa’s INU-OH in New Trailer


Masaaki Yuasa, the director of DEVILMAN crybaby and Japan Sinks: 2020 has been hard at work on INU-OH, the movie adaptation of the novel Heike Monogatari: INU-OH no Maki. The movie was supposed to come out this year, but now it’s set to debut in 2022 at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. A trailer for it has been released.

GKIDS gave this description of the movie:

“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.”

INU-OH will be played by Avu-chan, and Tomona will be played by Mirai Moriyama.

Source: ANN


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.