Milan Records has announced that it has released the original soundtrack for Masaaki Yuasa’s Inu-Oh anime film on several music streaming platforms, including Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, and more.
The soundtrack features many traditional instrumental score music from the film, as well as glam-rock infused vocal tracks from composer Otomo Yoshihide. Yoshihide collaborated with Inu-Oh voice actors Avu-chan (lead vocalist of the band QUEEN BEE and voice actor for the titular Inu-Oh) and Mirai Moriyama (who voices Tomona/Tomoari) to capture the anachronistic quality of the film’s music for the official soundtrack. The track list consists of several classical Japanese biwa songs to modern rock operettas.
Avu-chan has also contributed an original song alongside the soundtrack titled “INU-HIME” from their band QUEEN BEE. The track is inspired by Avu-chan’s work on the film and features an accompanying music video featuring Kenjirou Tsuda, who voices Inu-Oh’s father in the film.
The full 20 track listing for the soundtrack consists of:
- 1. Birth – Otomo Yoshihide
- 2. A Thousand Biwa Players – Otomo Yoshihide
- 3. Journey – Otomo Yoshihide
- 4. Dengaku – Otomo Yoshihide
- 5. Masked Creature – Otomo Yoshihide
- 6. Growth – Otomo Yoshihide
- 7. Encounter – Otomo Yoshihide
- 8. Prayer – Otomo Yoshihide
- 9. Divine Sword – Otomo Yoshihide
- 10. Soliloquy – Inu-oh (CV: Avu-chan)**
- 11. Ghosts of the Heike Clan – Otomo Yoshihide
- 12. INU-OH I – Tomoichi (CV: Mirai Moriyama)**
- 13. Burial Mound of Arms – Inu-oh (CV: Avu-chan)**
- 14. INU-OH II – Tomoichi (CV: Mirai Moriyama)**
- 15. The Whale – Inu-oh (CV: Avu-chan)**
- 16. Viewing the Cherry Blossoms – Otomo Yoshihide
- 17. Sinister Designs – Otomo Yoshihide
- 18. INU-OH III – Tomoari (CV: Mirai Moriyama)**
- 19. Dragon Commander – Inu-oh (CV: Avu-chan) & Tomoari (CV: Mirai Moriyama)**
- 20. Ending Theme – Otomo Yoshihide
**Denotes vocal track
Inu-Oh originally made its debut at the 2021 Venice Film Festival and premiered in North American theaters on August 12, 2022 from GKIDS.
Source: Press Release