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Gkids Acquires Masaaki Yuasa’s Animated Feature ‘Inu-Oh’

Gkids Acquires Masaaki Yuasa’s Animated Feature ‘Inu-Oh’

Gkids has acquired the North American distribution rights for Masaaki Yuasa’s animated feature Inu-Oh. Gkids, Japanese production company Science Saru Inc. and its partner Asmik Ace, Inc. made the announcement today. This marks the fifth collaboration between Gkids and Yuasa. The production company worked with Yuasa on his films Lu Over the Wall, The Night is Short, Walk On Girl, Mind Game, and most recently, Ride Your Wave. Gkids is set to release Inu-Oh theatrically in 2021.

The film follows the titular Inu-Oh, the legendary 14th century Noh performer, who is born with unique physical characteristics. As a result of his appearance, 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. When Tomona plays a delicate song of tangled fate, Inu-Oh discovers an incredible ability to dance.

Inu-Oh and Tomona

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