INU-OH

Theatrical release date (JP) 2021
Original Title 犬王
Runtime Approx. 90 min.
Genres animation movie,musical
Staff Original Hideo Furukawa ("Tales of the Heike: Inu-Oh"" published by KAWADE SHOBO SHINSHA)
Director Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Lu over the wall)
Scriptwriter Akiko Nogi (I am a Hero, We Married as a Job!, Unnatural)
Character Design Taiyo Matsumoto (Tekkonkinkreet, PING PONG, Sunny)
Production SCIENCE SARU (PING PONG THE ANIMATION, Night is Short, Walk On Girl)
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STORY

 Inu-Oh is a real person lived in the 14th century. He is a Noh dancer and extremely popular in that era. However, he is all but unknown to people nowadays, because only few documents about his life has left.
 Inu-Oh has a tangled fate. He was born with a deformity. His parents covered his face and body with a mask and fabric. But he is aggressive and sassy.
 One day, Inu-Oh meets a boy. He is a blind Biwa player called Tomona.
 “You should make a song of my life with Biwa.”
 Tomona starts to make a song of Inu-Oh’s life and play it with Biwa. By and by, they becomes best business partners tied with a strong friendship to survive their lives, and blooms their talent. Once Inu-Oh attracts the audience by dancing on the stage, his body is transformed. They rise to stardom over night.
 Why Tomona lost his eyesight? Why Inu-Oh was born as a deformed child?
 To find the truth, and lift a curse with each other, they sing and dance.
 A musical animation focusing on two pop stars!