New York-based manufacturer and supplier, GKIDS, has actually revealed that it will be bringing Masaaki Yuasa’s most current animated function, INU-OH (equated to “King Dog” in English), to North American theaters this August.

Produced and animated by Science SARU in cooperation with Asmik Ace, the rock-opera animated musical follows the life of famous 14th century Noh entertainer, Inu-oh, who forms a relationship with a blind biwa gamer called, Tomona. Although born to a respected family, Inu-oh is required to keep every inch of his skin covered due to an ancient curse that he has actually experienced because youth and has actually driven him to the margins of society. After satisfying Tomona, who is haunted by his past, Inu-oh finds his present for dancing and carrying out.


Together the set form an equally useful collaboration as crowds from all over the nation concerned attend their enchanting performances. Nevertheless, when those in power effort to separate their bond, Inu-oh and Tomona should sing and dance to find the fact behind their creative geniuses and break each other’s curses. This interesting re-imagining of the life of Inu-Oh is based upon the couple of files that have actually endured the test of time; these permitted Yuasa to fill out the spaces and represent his variation of the tale on the screen.

INU-OH is Yuasa’s 5th title to be dispersed by GKIDS, following the releases of Lu Over the Wall, The Night is Short, Stroll On Lady, Mind Game, and Trip Your Wave.

The seriously well-known movie initially premiered on September 9, 2021, at the 78th Venice International Movie Celebration, followed by a North American best on September 18 at the 46th Toronto International Movie Celebration; these significant Yuasa’s very first time taking part in both celebrations with the very same movie. INU-OH is based upon the initial book by Hideo Furukawa which was adjusted as a movie script by Akiko Nogi. The movie includes character style by manga artist Taiyo Matsumoto, and remarkable vocals by Avu-chan, diva of the band Queen Bee, and Mirai Moriyama.

The 98-minute-long movie is produced by Fumie Takeuchi and Eunyoung Choi. Yoshihiro Sekiya supervised of cinematography, with Kiyoshi Hirose as editor, Hideki Nakamaru as production designer, and noise by Eriko Kimura.

INU-OH premiered locally in Japan on May 28 and will be pertaining to theaters in The United States and Canada on August 12.