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Masaaki Yuasa Helms 'Inu-Ou' Anime Film for 2021

by Vindstot
Jun 12, 10:13 AM | 7 Comments
Film production and distribution company Asmik Ace announced an anime film titled Inu-Ou at the 2019 Annecy International Animated Film Festival's MIFA market on Wednesday. Masaaki Yuasa (Devilman Crybaby) is directing the musical fantasy film based on Hideo Furukawa's 2017 novel Heike Monogatari: Inu-Ou no Maki (Tales of the Heike: Inu-Ou). The film will screen in theaters in Japan in 2021.

Synopsis
The historical novel is based on the life of Inu-Ou, a famous Sarugaku Noh performer in the 14th-century. Inu-Ou tells the story of brotherhood between the legendary playwright and a certain Biwa musician, incorporating both modern song and dance.

Science SARU is producing the anime film, featuring character designs by manga artist Taiyou Matsumoto (Ping Pong the Animation). Screenwriter Akiko Nogi (I Am a Hero live-action) is composing her first anime film script. Asmik Ace will distribute the film.

The script for the 90-minute anime film was written last year, and the project is currently in its pre-production stage. The film's production will begin this summer and is planned to be completed by the end of 2020.

Yuasa made his directorial debut with the award-winning film Mind Game in 2004. His recent works include Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome (Night Is Short, Walk on Girl), the second anime adaptation of a Tomihiko Morimi novel by him following Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei (The Tatami Galaxy), and Devilman: Crybaby, a modern anime adaptation of Go Nagai's original Devilman manga. Yuasa's new Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara (Ride Your Wave) anime film will open in Japanese theaters on June 21.

Source: IT Media, Animation Business Journal

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7 Comments Recent Comments

Yes! A new Yuasa film!

Jun 16, 9:57 AM by xchyssa

HungryForQuality said:
Miragee said:


I didn't know Ping Pong was getting praise for its character design. o.O


He wrote the story, created the manga. Original story and all. Was I unclear?

For this movie, it's the design but still I feel he should get more credit. I don't want to be one of those people who praises one person for something a host of people worked to create.


Oops, apparently I mixed things up in my head when I first read the news and your post. Sorry about that...

Jun 13, 12:23 PM by Miragee

Miragee said:
HungryForQuality said:
Looks like Taiyou Matsumoto deserves more credit than what he's been getting compared to Yuasa. I should read his manga.


I didn't know Ping Pong was getting praise for its character design. o.O


He wrote the story, created the manga. Original story and all. Was I unclear?

For this movie, it's the design but still I feel he should get more credit. I don't want to be one of those people who praises one person for something a host of people worked to create.

Jun 13, 9:06 AM by HungryForQuality

HungryForQuality said:
Looks like Taiyou Matsumoto deserves more credit than what he's been getting compared to Yuasa. I should read his manga.


I didn't know Ping Pong was getting praise for its character design. o.O

Jun 13, 8:47 AM by Miragee

Looks like Taiyou Matsumoto deserves more credit than what he's been getting compared to Yuasa. I should read his manga.

Jun 12, 6:18 PM by HungryForQuality

"Screenwriter Akiko Nogi (I Am a Hero live-action) is composing her first anime film script."
Let's hope for beginner's luck then. I assume it's a show based around Historical Drama and some Slice of Life and Comedy maybe since it's between artists. Although Historical shows rarely ever have comedy.

Jun 12, 10:20 AM by phantom346

>Masaaki Yuasa featuring character designs by manga artist Taiyou Matsumoto

Jun 12, 10:18 AM by VanishingKira

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