The next anime film from director Masaaki Yuasa—who recently retired from his role at Science SARU, making way for Eunyoung Choi to take over as CEO—is the musical project INU-OH. Now, that film is officially being showcased at the Annecy International Film Festival, which is moving online this year due to precautions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
INU-OH is screening as part of the Work in Progress Features program at Annecy, online exclusively from June 15 to June 30.
A fresh take on Japanese Noh theatre. A powerfully uplifting story.
Director Masaaki Yuasa＆Science SARU present upcoming musical animation “INU-OH”, selected as part of the WIP Features program at the Annecy Festival. Exclusively online June 15-30. https://t.co/pfJqDtKNPJ
— サイエンスSARU (@sciencesaru) June 15, 2020
Here’s the movie’s official synopsis via Annecy:
Inu-Oh was a real-life Sarugaku Noh performer who enjoyed great success in 14th century Japan. Nowadays he is unknown because there are very few documents about his life that have survived. Today, almost 600 years later, this “Inu-Oh”project, full of music and dance sequences, portrays a tale of friendship between the legendary Inu-Oh and a Biwa player he befriended.
Source: Science SARU