Earlier Annecy Cristal-winner Masaaki Yuasa is about to direct an animated musical fantasy movie based mostly on the lifetime of a 14th century Japanese playwright and theater performer. His “Inu-Oh” is being launched at Annecy’s MIFA market this week and is meant to be accomplished in 2021.

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The movie is tailored from the novel “Tales of the Heike: Inu-Oh” written by Hideo Furukawa, and revealed by Kawade Shobo Shinsha. “Little or no stays within the historic document concerning the Sarugaku Noh performer Inu-Oh, however with Hideo Furukawa’s daring interpretation of his story, Akiko Nogi’s script, and Taiyo Matsumoto’s photographs, it’s certain to turn into an incredible work,” mentioned Yuasa. He mentioned that he goals to make it as a “lavish musical incorporating modern-day music and dance.”

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The venture is produced by Science Saru, with Asmik Ace partnered as producer and distributor.

Yuasa made his feature-length debut in 2004 with “Thoughts Sport,” and adopted up with “Ping Pong: The Animation” “Evening Is Brief,” “Stroll On Lady” and “Devilman Crybaby.” In 2017 his “Lu over the Wall,” took the very best movie award on the Annecy Worldwide Animated Movie Pageant. He’s poised to see his new “Journey Your Wave” launch on 21 June, and is at present engaged on the movies “Hold Your Arms Off Eizouken!” (aka “Eizouken ni wa Te o Dasu na!”) and “Tremendous Shiro.”

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Manga artist, Matsumoto beforehand labored with Yuasa on “Ping Pong.” His different credit embrace “Tekkonkinkreet: Black & White,” for which he received the Will Eisner Comedian Business Award in 2008, and “Les Chats de Louvre.” Nogi has screenwriting credit on live-action movie “I Am a Hero” and the live-action TV collection “We Married as a Job!” and “Unnatural.” “Inu-Oh” is her first time writing an animated function.

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With its roots in movie distribution, Asmik Ace has been a part of the Jupiter Telecommunications group, Japan’s largest cable TV conglomerate, since 2012. This has helped it diversify into completely different movie roles together with movie (Ryota Nakano’s “A Lengthy Goodbye,” and Mina Ninagawa’s “No Longer Human”) and TV manufacturing (“Karakai Jozu no Takagi-san”).

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