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Directed by Masaaki Yuasa

Japan, 2022, 1h 37min, DCP, In Japanese with English subtitles

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“A rock & roll, stadium show, pyrotechnic extravaganza”
The Austin Chronicle

“A psychedelic Japanese anime rock opera for the ages”
Los Angeles Times

From visionary director Masaaki Yuasa (MIND GAME, THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL), hailed by IndieWire as “one of the most creatively unbridled minds in all of modern animation,” comes a revisionist rock opera about a 14th-century superstar whose dance moves take Japan by storm.

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.

Featuring character creation by Taiyo Matsumoto (TEKKONKINKREET, “Ping Pong the Animation”) and awe-inspiring rhythms courtesy composer Otomo Yoshihide (BLUE), INU-OH is a glam-rock ode to the power of music and a forceful statement on artistic freedom from one of animation’s singular talents.