GKids is bringing a unique anime film to US audiences this December — On-Gaku: Our Sound. It’s a slacker buddy comedy like you’ve never seen the genre: animated in a minimal Japanese style.
Three bored teenagers decide to form a rock band, not because they believe they can make it, even or fake it, but just because it’s something to do. It also might impress their friend Ava, so that’s something. But while they’re half-heartedly pursuing their half-interest, another delinquent gang is giving them trouble. Is music the answer?
When we say On-Gaku: Our Sound is unique, we mean it. It could only come from one man, because it did. Kenji Iwaisawa not only directed the film, but animated nearly every scene himself. Maybe he and Bill Plympton could compare notes sometime.
The following locations are getting a screening of On-Gaku on December 11:
Harkins Chandler Fashion 20 Chandler AZ
Landmark Midtown Art Atlanta GA
Movie Tavern Roswell Cinema Roswell GA
Movie Tavern Horizon Village Cinema Suwanee GA
Consolidated Pearlridge Aiea HI
Consolidated Ward Honolulu HI
Cedar Rapids Cinema Cedar Rapids IA
Movie Tavern Covington Cinema Covington LA
Marcus Arnold Cinema Arnold MO
Marcus Cape West Cinema Cape Girardeau MO
Marcus Chesterfield Cinema Chesterfield MO
Armour Theatre Kansas City MO
Marcus St. Charles Cinema St. Charles MO
Marcus Ronnie’s Cinema + IMAX St. Louis MO
Marcus Mid-Rivers Cinema St. Peters MO
Red Cinemas Greensboro NC
Reading Manville Manville NJ
Oklahoma City Museum of Art Oklahoma OK
Angelika Dallas Dallas TX
Movie Tavern Denton Cinema Denton TX
Movie Tavern Hulen Cinema Fort Worth TX
Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra Katy TX
Movie Tavern Brookfield Square Brookfield WI
Park Place Charleston WV
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 Aya, avoid a rival gang, and – most importantly – jam out. Animated almost entirely by director Kenji Iwaisawa, and featuring a lead performance by Japanese alt-rock legend Shintaro Sakamoto, ON-GAKU: OUR SOUND brings its own sound and vision to the Hiroyuki Ohashi manga from which it was adapted. With pitch-perfect deadpan humor, the film 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.