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Inu-Oh Anime Film Nominated in Two Categories for 50th Annie Awards

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Masaaki Yuasa’s Inu-Oh anime film continues to blaze a trail through the 2022 awards season across the pond, adding to its Golden Globe nomination (albeit unsuccessful) with nods for Best Indie Feature and Best Writing – Feature at the 50th Annie Awards, which honor animation across films and television each year.


The full list of nominees in the aforementioned categories is as follows:


Best Indie Feature

  • Charlotte
  • Inu-Oh
  • Little Nicholas, Happy As Can Be
  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
  • My Father’s Dragon


Best Writing – Feature

  • Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red
  • Inu-Oh
  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On


Winners for all categories will be announced during a live show on Saturday, February 25.




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Directed by Masaaki Yuasa (Ride Your Wave) and scripted by Akiko Nogi at studio Science SARU, Inu-Oh premiered in Japan on May 28 to critical acclaim. GKIDS distributed the film in the United States and Canada, describing it as such:


Born to an esteemed family, Inu-oh is afflicted with an ancient curse that has left him on the margins of society. When he meets the blind musician Tomona, a young biwa priest haunted by his past, Inu-oh discovers a captivating ability to dance. The pair quickly become inseparable friends as crowds flock to their electric, larger-than-life concerts. But when those in power threaten to break up the band, Inu-oh and Tomona must dance and sing to uncover the truth behind their creative gifts.


Source: Eiga Natalie



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