Japanese release is scheduled for summer, followed by GKIDS screenings later
Following up on last month's visual, a new teaser trailer has arrived for INU-OH, which is supposed to be the final film from director Masaaki Yuasa. MoviTicke Cards will be up for sale in Japan starting on January 22 with a special clear file bonus for purchasing, followed by an opening this summer, and then GKIDS screenings outside of Japan sometime after that.
While we wait for this one to light up the big screen, check out 60- and 30-second versions of the new trailer below.
Recently released visual:
INU-OH has already had its North American premiere at 2021's Toronto International Film Festival, with GKIDS releasing the film in the region at some point after its Japanese theatrical release in early summer 2022, describing it as such:
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.
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