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Inu-Oh WIP Feature

  1. Overview
  2. Speaker
  3. Fact Sheet

Inu-Oh was a real-life Sarugaku Noh performer who enjoyed great success in 14th century Japan. Nowadays he is unknown because there are very few documents about his life that have survived. Today, almost 600 years later, this "Inu-Oh"project, full of music and dance sequences, portrays a tale of friendship between the legendary Inu-Oh and a Biwa player he befriended.


  • Masaaki YUASA
    Masaaki YUASA


The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Inu-Oh

    Directed by: Masaaki YUASA


    • "Ride Your Wave" (2019)
    • "Devilman Crybaby 'I Need You' " (2018)
    • "Lu Over the Wall"/"Lou et l'Île aux sirènes" – Cristal du long métrage/Cristal for a Feature Film, Annecy 2017 (2017)

    Masaaki Yuasa is the CEO of Science Saru studio and has been expressing his unique style and storytelling as a filmmaker, scriptwriter and graphic designer for over 25 years. He was involved in many projects such as "Crayon Shin-chan", "Hakkenden" and "My Neighbors the Yamadas", then debuted as director on "Mind Game", followed by his first original TV anime "Kemonozume" and later "Kick-Heart" (in competition at Annecy 2013), all multi-awarded.

    Country: Japan, China

    Running time: 01 h 30 min

  • Technique

    Category: WIP Feature

    Techniques used: Drawing on paper, 2D computer

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Teens, Young adults, Adults

    Looking for distributor(s), sales agent(s)

  • Credits

    Directed by: Masaaki YUASA

    Production: SCIENCE SARU, Fumie TAKEUCHI, Eunyoung CHOI, Yuhai CHENG

    Distribution: ASMIK ACE, INC.

    Based on: "Heike Monogatari – Inu-Oh no Maki", Hideo Furukawa