Yuasa Masaaki's INU-OH Joins Annecy Animation Festival's Work in Progress Program!


Acclaimed director Yuasa Masaaki’s newest animated characteristic, INU-OH, has been chosen for the Work In Progress Options program at this 12 months’s Annecy Worldwide Animated Movie Competition!

Based mostly on the novel by Furukawa Hideo Heike Monogatari Inu-Oh no Maki (The Story of the Heike, Inu-Oh’s Episode), the film tells the story of all however forgotten 14th century Sarugaku Noh performer Inu-Oh. Born with bodily disfigurements and compelled to cowl his face and physique, the cheerful boy however goes on to develop into buddies with a blind biwa participant named Tomona and make his approach to Noh stardom.

As a part of this system, an unique introductory video is out there on the Annecy 2020 on-line platform. Not solely does Yuasa himself define the origins of the mission, however he additionally showcases elements of the animation assessments and character designs by their creator, Matsumoto Taiyou.

©️”INU-OH” Movie Companions

INU-OH is scheduled for a theatrical launch in Japan in 2021.

The 2020 Annecy Worldwide Animated Movie Competition is working on-line till Jun. 30.