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Japanese: 犬王
English: Inu-Oh
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 28, 2022
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: Science SARU
Source: Novel
Genre: FantasyFantasy
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MusicMusic, Performing ArtsPerforming Arts
Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.801 (scored by 16771,677 users)
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Ranked: #9152
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Popularity: #5020
Members: 14,165
Favorites: 51

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Inu-Ou is born with unique physical characteristics, and the horrified adults cover every inch of his body with garments, including a mask on his face. One day, he meets a boy named Tomona, a blind biwa player, and as Tomona plays a delicate song of tangled fate, Inu-Ou discovers an incredible ability to dance.

Inu-Ou and Tomona become business partners and inseparable friends, using their creative gifts to survive on the margins of society, as song after song gain them notoriety and propel them to stardom. Through the songs, Inu-Ou mesmerizes his audiences on stage, and gradually begins to transform into someone of unequaled beauty. But why is Tomona blind? Why was Inu-Ou born with unique characteristics? It is a story about the friendship of Inu-Ou and Tomona, who dance and sing to get to the truth and break each other's curse.

(Source: GKIDS)


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Characters & Voice Actors




Yuasa, Masaaki
Kimura, Eriko
Sound Director
Nogi, Akiko
Matsumoto, Taiyou
Original Character Design


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Jun 30, 2022
Sat next to the director himself while watching it at Annecy 2022.

INU-OH is an absolute masterpiece on it's own. While Yuasa is becoming more orthodox with his art style which does not bother me but leaves me with an odd aftertaste, it does not take away the fact that he can still make fantastic movies.

What really helps to watch this film is to absolutely not watch it at home on a laptop if you have the means not to! It is a musical, a concert and theater show at once. The totals, medium close ups and visual effects are deliberately chosen to compliment that style ...
Jun 27, 2022
Inu ou can be a very good movie if you go into it with an open mind.

I watched it a year ago at the Venice Biennale. It was the only Japanese animated entry of the festival, which happened to screen somewhat close to where I lived. I went there just to see it thinking that no matter what, even if I wouldn't get the story at least I would let my eyes feast on what looked like the next great feat of animation, provided by such an indie and original studio as SCIENCE SARU, known for jewels like Devil Man Cry Baby and later ...
Aug 11, 2022
Inu Oh is a good movie, but it is absolutely chaotic. This benefits it in some ways, and hinders it in others.

I'll get back to that in a bit, first I want to talk about the strongest part about Inu Oh; the art. The art direction is superb. I love everything they were going for in that department of this movie, and they pulled it all off. The animation is wonderful. I can't describe my favorite scenes in all that much detail due to spoilers, but there are some really awesome artistic moments in this movie, most of which relate to the main characters' disabilities. ...

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