Box Office Mojo lists Inu-Oh, Masaaki Yuasa’s musical anime feature film of Hideo Furukawa’s Tales of the Heike: Inu-Oh novel, as having earned US$293,754 in the United States as of August 18, 2022.

GKIDS began screening the film in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2022, and the movie earned US$97,062 on its opening day. The film screened in approximately 350 theaters.

The story of Inu-Oh is described as:

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 mesmerizes his audiences on stage, and gradually begins to transform into someone of unequaled 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.

Source: ANN