Acclaimed director Masaaki Yuasa has worked on numerous animated films and shows, including Netflix's upcoming Japan Sinks: 2020. Having distributed four films of his already, it's no surprise GKIDS picked up his latest effort, Inu-Oh.
Presented as a work-in-progress at the Annecy Film Festival – back when film festivals were a thing – the final product will premiere some time in 2021. While many productions around the world have been shut down because of COVID-19, most animated projects have stayed roughly on track.
Inu-Oh tells the story of the 14th century actor and dancer, and his long friendship and collaboration with the blind musician Tomona. Speaking of collaboration, character designer Taiyo Matsumoto returns to work with Yuasa after previously working on his adaptation of Ping Pong.