Hideo Furukawa’s novel Heike Monogatari: INU-OH no Maki has received an anime adaptation which is ready for release in 2022! The official website of the anime film linked the trailer that dropped on July 27th 2021. The musical anime film is set to premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival and will also be the first 2D Japanese animation film to also be competing in the Horizons category.
The film has revealed an early 2022 release but has not specified date yet. The theatre release for the film was originally supposed to be in 2021 but has unfortunately been delayed.
INU-OH 2021 Official Trailer
Synopsis for the Film
The film has been licensed by GKIDS for distribution and has provided a synopsis:
Masaaki Yuasa of Devilman Crybaby and Japan Sinks: 2020 fame is the director of the film. Taiyo Matsumoto has worked on character creation and original designs. Akiko Nogi, known for writing live-action films such as I am a Hero is going to be working on her first anime film with this release.
INU-OH will be voiced by Avu-Chan from the band Queen Bee and Tomona will be voiced by Mirai Moriyama! The 78th Venice International Film Festival will be held from September 1-11. The date of the premiere is not yet revealed. From the looks of it, another fantastic anime movie is making its way towards us.
The platforms for digital release will likely be announced in Winter 2022. Stay tuned for more news on your favourite anime titles and keep telling us all that you are planning to watch for Summer 2021!