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On-Gaku Slated For Release
GKIDS and Shout! Factory have announced the March 9 release of On-Gaku: Our Sound on Blu-ray™+DVD, and digital platforms.
This On-Gaku release will include an expansive collection of bonus features includes four short films from Director Kenji Iwaisawa, in addition to a feature-length “Making of” documentary, a live performance, storyboards, and more.
What is On-Gaku?
Animated almost entirely by director Kenji Iwaisawa, and featuring a lead performance by Japanese alt-rock legend Shintaro Sakamato, On- Gaku: Our Sound presents a highly original take on the beloved slacker comedy: a lo-fi buddy film with a blaring musical finale that will leave you wanting an immediate encore!
When you’re a bored teenager looking for thrills, sometimes the only thing you can turn to is rock ‘n’ roll. Having no skill, money, or even a full set of drums, a feared trio of high school delinquents nevertheless decide they are destined for musical glory in a quest to impress their only friend, avoid a rival gang, and — most importantly — jam out.
On-Gaku: Our Sound was an official selection at the 2020 Annecy Film Festival, and winner of the Nelvana Grand Prize at the 2019 Ottawa International Animation Festival. It is in U.S. theaters starting December 11, 2020.
Bonus Features Include
- The Making of On-Gaku: Our Sound
- Our Movie: Behind the Scenes
- Live Musical Performance
- On-Gaku (Demo)
- Rock Festival Pencil Test
- 4 Short Films by Kenji Iwaisawa (Mountain, Mourning Ice-Pop, Nicky, Taro Wanted to be Water)
- Storyboards Gallery