The Incredible New Film From Acclaimed Director Masaaki Yuasa Will Be Available on Digital Platforms on December 20 and on Blu-Ray™ + DVD on January 24
Featuring An Expansive Selection of Bonus Features, and Exclusive English-language Dub
“An electrifying, headbanging, animated rock opera” – Rafael Motamayor, IGN
INU-OH, the incredible new anime film from acclaimed director Masaaki Yuasa (Ride Your Wave, Mind Game, Night Is Short, Walk On Girl) will be arriving on all major digital platforms on December 20 and on Blu-Ray™ + DVD on January 24 from GKIDS, with distribution by Shout! Factory. Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes, INU-OH is a soaring glam-rock opera set in fourteenth-century Japan from visionary director Masaaki Yuasa, that is an ode to the power of music and a forceful statement on artistic freedom. Featuring character creation from manga artist Taiyo Matsumoto (Tekkonkinkreet), who previously collaborated with Yuasa on the anime adaptation of Matsumoto’s series Ping Pong the Animation, INU-OH features original rock songs by the lead voice actors Avu-chan and Mirai Moriyama, which will have viewers dancing along in their seats.
Fans will be treated to bonus features including audio commentary and interviews with the original cast, an interview with director Masaaki Yuasa and more. The dazzling rock-opera’s physical release exclusively includes the all-new English language dub, and is now available for pre-order on GKIDS.com.
INU-OH saw great acclaim early on, making its world debut at the 78th Venice International Film Festival, followed by a North American premiere at the 46th Toronto International Film Festival, marking the lauded director’s first invitation to both festivals. Following the film’s previous presentation as a work in progress at the 2020 Annecy Film Festival, Yuasa returned to Annecy honored as the patron of the 2022 Mifa campus. The film continued its world tour at several other international film festivals including Fantasia International (Winner Satoshi Kon Award), Warsaw, Seattle International, Bucheon International Animation (Winner International Feature), Tokyo International, and more. The Blu-Ray™ + DVD release of INU-OH follows a successful theatrical run in North America, where it was celebrated by critics and audiences alike.
Born to an esteemed family, Inu-oh is afflicted with an ancient curse that has left him on the margins of society. When he meets the blind musician Tomona, a young biwa priest haunted by his past, Inu-oh discovers a captivating ability to dance. The pair quickly become inseparable friends as crowds flock to their electric, larger-than-life concerts. But when those in power threaten to break up the band, Inu-oh and Tomona must dance and sing to uncover the truth behind their creative gifts.
Original Voice Cast:
Inu-oh: Avu-chan (Queen Bee)
Tomona: Mirai Moriyama
Lord Yoshimitsu Ashikaga: Tasuku Emoto
Inu-oh’s Father: Kenjiro Tsuda
Tomona’s Father: Yutaka Matsushige
English Dub Cast:
Inu-oh: Joshua Waters
Tomona: Sena Bryer
Lord Yoshimitsu Ashikaga: Cory Yee
Inu-oh (Teen): Holden Thomas
Tomona (Young): Carter Young
Tomona (Teen): Jonathan Leon
Q&A at US Premiere
Interview with Masaaki Yuasa
Yuasa Draws Inu-oh
Trailers and Teasers