On Tuesday, the official website of INU-OH musical anime film unveiled its trailer, cast, additional staff and 2022 release. The film is based on Heike Monogatari: INU-OH no Maki (Tales of the Heike: INU-OH) novel by Hideo Furukawa.
The film will make its world premiere and compete in the Orizzonti category at the 78th Venice International Film Festival (1 to 11 September 2021). Director Bong Joon-ho (Parasite) has been appointed as the President of the Jury.
The cast and staff members of the film are:
Avu-chan (Queen Bee rock band) as INU-OH
Mirai Moriyama as Tomona.
GKIDS describes the film’s story:
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.
Sources: Film’s website