Society has always rejected and feared those born different, and these outcasts never failed to fight and rebel with the same force.
Be it through violence or art, these people did everything to be accepted, and Inu-Oh is one fine example of this.
This unique tale dates back to Japan’s Muromachi period when classical noh dance and drama were born.
During this era, two eccentric people also came into the world: Inu-Oh, a dancer born with unique physical traits that scared everyone, and Tomona, a blind musician.
The film initially premiered in September 2021 at the 78th Venice International Film Festival and is now preparing to make a global debut.
Inu-Oh anime film has revealed a vivid key visual featuring Inu-Oh and Tomona for its upcoming 2022 premiere.
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Inuou and Tomoyo announced a visual that dances on the tone of Biwa.
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Released in early summer 2022, I look forward to a new story.
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The visual features the two main characters performing under a colorful starry night.
Although born with significant flaws, their music and dance vocalize their inner feelings and make them feel connected to a society that once rejected them.
While the story is about the friendship between Inu-Oh and Tomona, it also portrays that dark part of society that ostracizes those who do not fit the traditional standards.
Through their artistic expressions, Inu-Oh and Tomona manage to gain popularity among the folks, but somewhere they’re still far from being accepted as human beings.
At the same time, these two can care less about what others think because what matters to them is their art and their deep bond.
This seems like a story that will pull at your heartstrings and change your perspective in many ways. The film was a massive success at the Venice Film Festival and will do numbers globally as well.
I can’t wait to join Inu-Oh and Tomona on their journey as they dance and sing their way to the truth and break each other’s curse!
INU-OH is a musical anime feature film of Hideo Furukawa’s Heike Monogatari: INU-OH no Maki (Tales of the Heike: INU-OH) novel. The film will make its world premiere and compete in the Horizons (Orizzonti) category at the 78th Venice International Film Festival.
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 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?
Source: Inu-Oh Official Twitter Account