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INU-OH

PG-13 Released Aug 12, 2022 1h 37m Fantasy Anime Musical TRAILER for INU-OH: Trailer 1 List
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From visionary director Masaaki Yuasa, 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. Read More Read Less

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Critics Consensus

Masaaki Yuasa fans will come to Inu-Oh expecting a visual feast -- and this musical animated extravaganza won't leave them disappointed.

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Dan Schindel Little White Lies A rollicking good time! Rated: 4/5 Sep 27, 2022 Full Review Phil Hoad Guardian An affirmation of lost histories and outcast perspectives that screams with a protean power. Rated: 4/5 Sep 27, 2022 Full Review Tim Cogshell FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) It feels like the sort of film [Akira] Kurosawa would have made had he worked in animation. Aug 12, 2022 Full Review Ard Vijn ScreenAnarchy This is maybe the finest work Yuasa Masaaki has done in the last decade, and it has so much of animation's ability to produce a cinematic breeze of fresh air. I love it unreservedly and hope to be able to revisit it many, many times. Rated: 4.5/5 Mar 10, 2023 Full Review Tim Brayton Alternate Ending If this is where Yuasa intends to leave us for a while, he's done so with the best possible reminder of what a remarkable talent he takes with him. Rated: 4.5/5 Feb 27, 2023 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy The Noh of the 14th century meets the rock of the 1970s in this unusual anime offering. Rated: 2.5/4 Feb 5, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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Margi I take delight for Masaaki Yuasa's work and this movie is no different. The story was beautiful and creative from beginning to end. I appreciated the visuals, the music blended with them so elegantly, the voice actors were excellent and the conclusion for it all unfolded with wonderful highs and lows that I desired to see more of. If you like animated features that have great storytelling, this is one to see. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/28/22 Full Review Qingrui Beautiful story, with brilliantly amazing audio visuals of story telling Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/10/22 Full Review Maddy This movie was an absolute must-see. I came in completely blind, without seeing a single preview, and the animation and story absolutely blew me away. The movie is stunning, visceral, tragic, and builds all this hype during your viewing experience that is so hard to replicate. The movie took my breath away multiple times, each more intense than the last. When I thought I'd reached the peak of my emotional experience, it would blow me away again. Every character is compelling, even if you only see them on the screen for a brief moment in time. If it ever comes back to theaters, and if you want to see one of the most artistic anime films I've seen in the past decade, is one of the most emotionally and auditorily compelling, please go see this. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/29/22 Full Review HellshakeBrando "Here we are." Inu-Oh was a blast, I was grinning from beginning to end. A rock opera for the ages Yuasa doesn't miss Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 08/24/22 Full Review Troy The animation style was great visually very pleasing. Songs were nice and I enjoyed the musical references. Not a great movie for someone new to anime, IMO. But, to each their own. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/19/22 Full Review RoryJedi Great movie!!!! The animation was wonderful. The plot was very original. I would recommend this to anime fans and fans of animation in general. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/18/22 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis From visionary director Masaaki Yuasa, 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.
Director
Masaaki Yuasa
Producer
Eunyoung Choi, Fumie Takeuchi
Screenwriter
Masaaki Yuasa, Yutaka Matsushige, Mirai Moriyama, Yoshihide Otomo, Akiko Nogi, Tasuku Emoto
Distributor
GKIDS
Production Co
Science Saru, Aniplex, Kawade Shobô Shinsha Publishers, Asmik Ace Entertainment, In The Air
Rating
PG-13
Genre
Fantasy, Anime, Musical
Original Language
Japanese
Release Date (Theaters)
Aug 12, 2022, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Dec 20, 2022
Box Office (Gross USA)
$190.1K
Runtime
1h 37m
Aspect Ratio
Scope (2.35:1)
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