Meet the band from Kenji Iwaisawa’s punk-inspired animated feature in the new trailer for On-Gaku: Our Sound, coming to select North American theaters through GKIDS on December 11. Winner of the Nelvana Grand Prize at the Ottawa International Animation Festival and selected for Annecy, the 2D flick — animated almost entirely by director Iwaisawa — follows a group of disaffected youths on a musical mission.
Synopsis: 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.
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.