Inu-Oh (2021)

Inu-ô (original title)

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A fictionalized depiction of the life of Inu-Oh "King Dog", a 14th-century Japanese performer of music drama at the time of its transition from the folk art of sarugaku "monkey music" into the formalized traditions of Noh and kyôgen.

Director:

Masaaki Yuasa

Writers:

Hideo Furukawa, Akiko Nogi (screenplay)

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Updated: 5 June 2020
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Storyline

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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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2021 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Inu-Oh See more »

Company Credits

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Asmik Ace, Science SARU See more »
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Color:

Color
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