The official website of the musical anime film Inu-Oh based on Hideo Furukawa’s novel ‘Heike Monogatari: INU-OH no Maki’ (aka Tales of the Heike: Inu-Oh) announced two new trailers.
The main cast includes:
- Avu-chan as INU-OH
- Mirai Moriyama as Tomona
- Tasuku Emoto as Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Inu-oh’s father
- Yutaka Matsushige as Tomona’s father
Main production team:
- Director: Yuasa
- Character Designer: Taiyo Matsumoto
- Screenwriter: Akiko Nogi
- Music: Yoshihide Otomo
The first batch of MoviTicke Cards will be sold on January 22, 2022. The card is an A4 size Japanese washi paper file folder, featuring new illustrations by the film’s character designer, manga author Taiyo Matsumoto.
The film premiered at the 2021 Venice International Film Festival on September 10 and was the first 2D Japanese film to compete in the Horizons category of Film Festival.
The film will premiere in Japan in early summer 2022.
“In 14th Century Japan, during the Muromachi period, political instability reigned. Three hundred years earlier, a terrible civil war between two powerful clans, known as the Genpei War, led to devastation and the annihilation of the Heike clan. In the centuries since, Japan was rocked by aftershocks of conflict, and legends began to grow of the ghosts of the Heike, who would curse anyone who inadvertently dishonored their memory. Despite the ever-looming threat of conflict and the lurking danger of ancient ghosts, artistic culture flourished during the Muromachi period, and unique forms of Japanese art, including noh dance and drama, were born.
Also born during this time is Inu-Oh, a boy with unique physical characteristics. The adults who see him are horrified, and they cover every inch of his body with garments and hide his face behind an ever-present mask.”