Japanese Movie Screening

2023 Golden Globe Awards Nominee for Best Animated Feature Film

IN-OH 犬王

(97 mins., 2021)

Directed by Masaaki Yuasa

In Japanese with English subtitles

Sunday, May 21, 2023

(Door opens @2:45PM)

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
(5700 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036)

Admission: FREE
Registration REQUIRED (Click HERE to Register)

About the Film:

From visionary director Masaaki Yuasa, hailed by IndieWire as "one of the most creatively unbridled minds in all of modern animation," comes a revisionist rock opera about a 14th-century superstar whose dance moves take Japan by storm.

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 business partners and 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.

Featuring character creation by Taiyo Matsumoto (Tekkonkinkreet, "Ping Pong the Animation") and awe-inspiring vocals by Avu-chan (Queen Bee) and Mirai Moriyama, INU-OH is a glam-rock ode to the power of music and a forceful statement on artistic freedom from one of animation's singular talents.



Before the movie screening, join our popular event "Tea Time" at the same location.


1:00-2:30PM (DOOR OPENS: 12:45PM)

More details and the registration, click here.

*If you would like to attend both events (Tea Time and the movie screening), please register seperately for each.

This event is in cooperated with Nova Vita Foundation.

Nova Vita Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are here to provide a platform for children to leap forward off of and grasp their futures with their own hands. Without bias or discrimination, we allow youth of all ages and backgrounds to gather their ideas, formulate a plan, and take charge in bringing their goals to life. At the same time, we maintain the importance of giving back to the community and hope to create a lasting relationship with those around us. 

Event Details:

  • Date May 21 , 2023
  • Hours 3pm
  • Venue Newport Beach Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple (254 Victoria St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627)
  • Admission Free, Registration Required
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