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Anime Limited Announces UK, Ireland & France Rights For Masaaki Yuasa’s “INU-OH”


Anime Limited have announced their acquisition of distribution rights covering the UK, Ireland and France for Masaaki Yuasa’s latest film INU-OH. An adaptation of Hideo Furukawa’s novel Tales of the Heike: Inu-Oh, the film is described thusly:

Inu-Oh was born with unique physical characteristics, and the adults cover every inch of his body with garments and make him wear a mask on his face. One day, he meets a boy named Tomona, a blind biwa player. Inu-Oh tells him, “Write a biwa song about me”. Tomona makes a song about Inu-Oh’s tangled fate and starts performing it with biwa.

Inu-Oh and Tomona become business partners for their survival in society and develop an inseverable friendship. Helping each other unlock their talents, they produce one hit after another and climb the ladder to stardom. And Inu-Oh, who comes to mesmerize his audiences on stage, frees parts of his body one by one and achieves unequaled beauty.

Why is Tomona blind? Why was Inu-Oh born with unique physical 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.

The musical joins a library of Yuasa’s titles at Anime Limited, including Ride Your Wave, Lu Over the Wall,  and The Night is Short, Walk on Girl. Discussing the acquisition, company president Andrew Partridge commented “Masaaki Yuasa is a unique creative voice in the world of animation, and especially as a director, so we are thrilled to release his latest film, “INU-OH”, theatrically in the UK and France.” The film is featured as part of the Work in Progress Features programme at Annecy 2020.