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Aniplex Japan Schedules ‘INU-OH’ Anime Feature Film DVD/BD Releases

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A few new details about the production!

The latest feature anime film Inu-Oh by Masaaki Yuasa was in production for a long time and it took awhile to get a handle on it, as is the case with a lot of Yuasa’s films. We saw last summer that GKIDS had already picked up the North American distribution rights and in the fall we saw Anime Limited step in for the UK rights to the project. The film was planned for a 2021 Japanese debut as directed by Masaaki Yuasa based on the screenplay by Akiko Nogi but it recently saw a May 28th, 2022 release in Japan

The film is now moving onto the home video stage of things and distributor Aniplex Japan has put out the first round of details. The film is set for a December 14th, 2022 release where there will be three editions fo rit:

  • BD LE: 1,0000 yen + tax
  • BD Reg: 5,800 yen + tax
  • DVD Reg: 4,800 yen + tax

The limited edition comes with a special box and booklet while the on-disc extras include an audio commentary, trailers, commercials, and more.

The Japanese cast includes Avu-chan of Queen Bee will be playing the title character while Mirai Moriyama will play Tomona.

It’s based on the original work by Hideo Furukawa and Taiyo Matsumoto. The animation is produced by Science Saru.

Plot Concept: 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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