Masaaki Yuasa’s Inu-Oh Getting A UK Blu-ray Release!

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Inu-oh available to own from August at

 Anime Limited next month will give you a chance tp experience a show that will change history, from the comfort of your living room…Inu-Oh.

Bring home your very own record of the  the Golden Globe and Annie Award-nominated 14th century rock opera from anime auteur Masaaki Yuasa (MIND GAME, DEVILMAN crybaby). Available on Blu-ray and DVD, as well as an exclusive Blu-ray & DVD Collector’s Edition, August..

Based on a novel by renowned Japanese author Hideo Furukawa and inspired by history, Inu-Oh blends historical fantasy and rock musicals to tell the story of an aspiring performer shunned because of his unique appearance. However, he can hear the voices of samurai who died fighting for the historic Heike clan 200 years ago, and each time he performs their stories, a part of his human appearance is transformed. After a fateful encounter with the blind biwa priest Tomona, the two join forces to climb the ladder to stardom. However, in an era of political turmoil, not everyone is ready for the true story of the Heike.

The Inu-Oh Blu-ray and DVD Collector’s Edition continues the company’s industry leading dedication to premium home video releases that has made them the favourite distributor for anime fans in Europe.

Inu-oh 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-oh discovers an incredible ability to dance. Inu-oh 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-oh mesmerises his audiences on stage, and gradually begins to transform into someone of unequalled beauty. But why is Tomona blind? Why was Inu-oh born with unique characteristics?

It is a story about the friendship of Inu-oh and Tomona, who dance and sing to get to the truth and break each other’s curse.
Blu-ray for Inu-oh in August

The Collector’s Edition includes:

  • A bespoke rigid case featuring artwork from the film

  • A 40-page artbook featuring character artwork and production materials.

  • An A3 replica of the UK theatrical poster.

  • A replica “shikishi” art card

  • 3x art cards featuring key artwork for the film.

  • And of course, the film on both Blu-ray and DVD.

The on-disc extras for the Collector’s Edition, as well as the Standard Edition Blu-ray release are:

    • INU-OH interview with Masaaki Yuasa

    • Career Interview with Masaaki Yuasa

    • Intermission “Inu-Oh and Tomoichi”

    • Cast Interview

  • Trailer

Inu-oh will be available on Blu-ray and DVD, as well as an All The Anime exclusive Blu-ray & DVD Collector’s Edition, from 7th August.