Masaaki Yuasa’s ‘Inu-Oh’ Delivers Jaw-Dropping Final Trailer

by Tito W. James


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.

Inu-Oh is a revisionist historical rock opera from visionary director Masaaki Yuasa and Studio Science Saru. This is the final film Yuasa was able to work on before his retirement. Inu-Oh is an ode to the power of music and artistic freedom from a true anime auteur. Fans of Yuasa should take heart because it appears that he’s saved the best for last.

Be sure to see Inu-Oh in theaters August 12th.

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