About this Movie
From visionary director Masaaki Yuasa, hailed by IndieWire as “one of the most creatively unbridled minds in all of modern animation," comes a revisionist rock opera about a 14th-century superstar whose dance moves take Japan by storm. Born to an esteemed family, Inu-Oh is afflicted with an ancient curse that has left him on the margins of society. When he meets the blind musician Tomona, a traveling performer haunted by his past, Inu-Oh discovers a captivating ability to dance. The pair quickly become business partners and inseparable friends as crowds flock to their magnetic, larger-than-life concerts. But when those in power threaten to break up the band, Inu-Oh and Tomona must dance and sing to uncover the truth behind their creative gifts. Featuring character design by Taiyo Matsumoto (Tekkonkinkreet, Ping Pong the Animation) and awe-inspiring vocals by Avu-chan (Queen Bee) and Mirai Moriyama, Inu-Oh is a glam-rock ode to the power of music and a forceful statement on artistic freedom from one of animation’s singular talents.