GKIDS is Releasing ‘Inu-Oh’ in U.S. Theaters this August

GKIDS has licensed Masaaki Yuasa’s newest anime film, Inu-Oh, for a run in U.S. theaters later this year.

GKIDS announced today that they have licensed Inu-Oh, the newest anime film from director Masaaki Yuasa, for a run in U.S. theaters set to begin on August 12, 2022. The film is a musical adaptation of Hideo Furukawa’s Tales of the Heike: Inu-Oh novel.

Inu-Oh originally premiered at the 78th Venice International Film Festival in September 2021 and is set to release in Japan this weekend.

A teaser trailer promoting the film’s August release in the U.S. was also released today and can be viewed below:

GKIDS summarizes Inu-Oh as follows:

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 business partners and 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.

Will you be checking Inu-Oh out this August?

SOURCEAnime News Network
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