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Anime film 'Inu-Oh' releases 60-second teaser for May 2022 premiere

The film, which first premiered at the 78th Venice International Film Festival in 2021, is premiering in Japan on May 28.

By: Nicole S. Castro on March 15, 2022 at 12:20 PHT

Science SARU's upcoming anime film Inu-Oh has released a 60-second trailer ahead of its premiere in Japan on May 28, 2022.

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This trailer features a performance between the leading characters Inu-Oh and Tomona. Japanese musician Avu-chan plays the part of Inu-Oh while Japanese actor Mirai Moriyama stars as Tomona.

Inu-Oh is directed by Masaaki Yuasa with screenplay by Akiko Nogi.

The film is based on the novel Tales of the Heike: INU-OH by Hideo Furukawa and focuses on the friendship between Inu-Oh, a dancer born with unique physical characteristics, and Tomona, a blind musician who plays the biwa.

The film first premiered at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on Sept. 9, 2021. It was the first Japanese hand-drawn animated film to screen in competition in the festival's Horizons category.

Additional Cast

  • Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (CV: Tasuku Emoto 柄本 佑)

  • Inu-Oh's father (CV: Kenjiro Tsuda 津田 健次郎)

  • Tomona's father (CV: Yutaka Matsushige 松重 豊)


  • Original: Hideo Furukawa's "Tales of the Heike: INU-OH" (published by Kawade Shobo Shinsha)

  • Director: Masaaki Yuasa

  • Screenplay: Akiko Nogi

  • Character draft: Taiyo Matsumoto

  • Music: Yoshihide Otomo

  • Animation director: Yoshimichi Kameda, Satoshi Nakano

  • Character design: Nobutake Ito

  • Assistant director: Fuga Yamashiro

  • Animation directors: Shuto Enomoto, Kenji Maeba, Tokuyuki Matsutake, Takashi Mukouda, Atsuko Fukushima, Yasuhiro Nakura, Hideo Harigaya, Toshihiko Masuda, Nobutake Ito

  • Art director: Goki Nakamura

  • Color design: Yuko Kobari

  • Cinematographer: Yoshihiro Sekiya

  • Editor: Kiyoshi Hirose

  • Sound director: Eriko Kimura

  • Sound effects: Katsuhiro Nakano

  • Recording: Take Imaizumi

  • Sound production: Tohokushinsha

  • History supervision: Yoshihiko Sata

  • Nōgaku supervision: Keizo Miyamoto

  • Nōgaku demonstration supervision: Hirotada Kamei

  • Biwa supervision: Satsuma Biwa Genjo

  • Animation production: Science SARU

  • Distribution: Aniplex, Asmik Ace

Source: Inu-Oh official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.


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